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Hi,

How much mounting pressure of your cooler can you put on a cpu ?
How can you determine when its to much or to little ?

Is mounting pressure cpu dependent ? [think not]
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Mounting pressure is not cpu dependent.
After securing the cooler properly, try twisting it (or moving it) very slowly with very little pressure applied. If it moves, then its not secured with proper pressure, If its unmovable then you are fine. Pressure is only applied to gain as much direct contact as possible. The pressure also helps in spreading the TIM properly.
    
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i tightened my wb down as tight as i physicly could turn the bolts with the wrench they gave me... thats tight enoug for me tongue.gif
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i ask cause i mounted the megahalems with some little strong rubber coils. i can adjust the spring-screw thing alot tighter now.

want to test if this improve's cooling but i dont wanna break something off with to much pressure
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i ask cause i mounted the megahalems with some little strong rubber coils. i can adjust the spring-screw thing alot tighter now.

want to test if this improve's cooling but i dont wanna break something off with to much pressure

As I have said before, no need to apply extreme pressure right away. Tighten the screws by lil amounts and keep on checking if the cooler moves upon twisting it. The moment you feel that it has become unmovable, you can stop applying more pressure. smile.gif
    
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Careful how tight you snug that thing down, the motherboards with pins (intel 775,1366,1155/6) have had issues with the pins taking a set and losing good contact if the cooler is cranked on too tight. Search for venomous X heatsinks crushing the sockets.

AMD is old school and uses poly brick so it doesn't care as much, although you can run into issues with a poly backplate and a bending motherboard.
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