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Prolimatech Megahalems fitting help needed

post #1 of 6
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OK im coming round to fitting my Prolimatech Megahalems onto my ud7 1155 socket.

All is well but.... im not sure were those rubber rings go i have 6 of them :s? It doesnt actually make it clear in the instructions.... At what stage i put them on and were they go?

Also am i suppose to put paste on cooler or cpu it says cooler but i thought you should already do it to cpu?


Fast response needed as its in bits on my table lol
post #2 of 6
The rubber rings fit onto the pins that attach to the backplate, so that the pins do not fall out. You get 6 rubber rings but you only need 4. It's very early in the installation, look carefully at step 1 or 2 in the installation manual.

As for the paste, yes the manual says to put on both the cpu and the cooler, but most people recommend to just put on the cpu. It doesn't really matter either way, just don't put too much on. A rice-grain amount is all is needed.
post #3 of 6
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Originally Posted by jhaze84 View Post
The rubber rings fit onto the pins that attach to the backplate, so that the pins do not fall out. You get 6 rubber rings but you only need 4. It's very early in the installation, look carefully at step 1 or 2 in the installation manual.

As for the paste, yes the manual says to put on both the cpu and the cooler, but most people recommend to just put on the cpu. It doesn't really matter either way, just don't put too much on. A rice-grain amount is all is needed.
So do i put the rubber rings onto the pins first then put them pins into the backplate?

so like pin rubberring backplate?

OR

put the pins into the backplate then put the rubber rings over then?

pin backplate rubberring?
post #4 of 6
It is very difficult to explain without picture so here the links.
http://www.xbitlabs.com/articles/coo...roundup_3.html

Commonly, people use thermal paste on the cpu. They usually make sure the thermal paste is the size of the pea to ensure that it won't overflow if added too much. You can use it on heat sink but it won't make a huge difference.

Make sure after you use the thermal paste, the heatsink must rest on top of the cpu. Twist it around to prevent any airbubbles.
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post #5 of 6
Yeah the second way. Put the pins through the holes in the backplate, then slip the rubber ring on the other side. The pins will have a little ridge to keep the rubber ring snug in place. You know you have done it right when the pins are snugly attached to the backplate and won't fall out.
post #6 of 6
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i did get there in the end.... its not mega tight though seem alittle lose but at least its on and my temps seem fine!
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