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HELP! Installing Silver Arrow. Pressure vault is tight, but SA can still rotate

post #1 of 16
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Need quick help please...

I'm installing a Silver Arrow on my X58 board, 1366 socket, i7 920 chip.

Right now as I type I'm at the final installation stage where you adjust the pressure vault clockwise to apply more pressure. I can barely turn it any more so it should be on tight, but I can still rotate the SA with just a my hand! I suppose the TIM between the CPU and heatsink is very slippery to allow this rotation... so is this normal or did I mess up somewhere? Shouldn't the SA be immovable?
Immediate help greatly appreciated! This is where I'm at:
post #2 of 16
it's normal for thermalright coolers.
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post #3 of 16
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Thanks... not that I don't trust you, but could I get one more person to confirm with Elohim?
This is the first heatsink I'm installing where I'm not bolting down screws at each corner, which naturally prevents any twist or rotation once the heatsink is secure. This new style of mounting just makes me feel uneasy because only a "line" of pressure is applied down the middle, instead of at the four corners... wouldn't the heatsink slide down over time?

EDIT: nevermind about sliding down... the pressure vault is screwed into the base, so at least it's secured vertically and horizontally.
post #4 of 16
It's a common complaint about their ratchet attachment - that, and the CPU socket going through the board from too much pressure.
post #5 of 16
turn on your comp. go to bios. check the temps.

apply pressure with your hands if you're afraid. if it exceeds your own personal limit for idle temps, then reseat/wait for more info.
    
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post #6 of 16
its normal... with the new pressure mounting system the cooler can wobble.

theres a ven x installation video on youtube by thermalright and they say its normal when you tighten it all the way. it applies to the SA since they use the same mounting system.
post #7 of 16
I had same thing, no prob though.
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post #8 of 16
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Thanks guys!
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My experience might have been a bit different because I mounted mine onto an AM3 processor but there was an eensy bit of wiggle after installation, I think you're doing everything right.
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post #10 of 16
Just make sure that the outer screws and all the base plate screws are tight.

The center nut is to dial in the desired torque.

Don't forget to put on those fan clips first. It's a biaatch if you don't!
    
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