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post #11 of 17
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Really?

You're not scared that the board will bend at all? I'm really nervous about that.

Are you sure?
post #12 of 17
Can i ask why you have fitted the rubber pad as it's used for all sockets apart from Intel 1366.

You need to be carefull as even when not using the rubber pad the backing plate is so close to the motherboard tray it can short out & as you have the pad fitted as well it will be even closer.
Edited by Rapid7 - 2/11/11 at 1:27am
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post #13 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by xyeLz View Post
Added some thermal paste:





Did you distribute the thermal paste a bit more even with a squegee before installing the block? If not I would worry about air bubbles reducing performance. For the I7 processors maybe the line method of TIM application is the best. The method is described here: link.


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post #14 of 17
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Can i ask why you have fitted the rubber pad as it's used for all sockets apart from Intel 1366.

You need to be carefull as even when not using the rubber pad the backing plate is so close to the motherboard tray it can short out & as you have the pad fitted as well it will be even closer.
I fitted the pad for security reasons only. If you believe that this should be changed, please let me know because the EK instructions were awful.
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I know what you mean about the instructions,i ended up emailing EK & they said that the rubber pad is not used with socket 1366 motherboards.I've since built a number of 1366 builds using this block & never fitted the pad to any of them.


Also have you fitted the 4 x black plastic spacers (EK call them standoffs) as it looks like you haven't from your picture showing the underside of the board?

I've got an EK HF block here that i'm using for a build & this is how it should be (The board go's straight on the top)



Once the motherboard is mounted to the 4 x screws make sure you fit a red fibre washer to each of the 4 x screws before fitting the 4 x nuts.
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post #16 of 17
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As an update:

I took the thing apart.

I added more thermal past in the fashion that was described to me.

On replacement of the block, I followed the directions and did not add the black pad. Instead I used the black washers.

Before adding the nut to the other side, I installed the red washer, then the nut.

I added the waterblock after that.

Then I added the springs and the thumb nuts. I pretty much screwed the thumb nuts as far down as I could before my hands started to hurt. I would say they're about 3/8ths of the way down, maybe a little less. I might tighten them more before installation but for now that's where they are.

Here's a couple final pictures:





post #17 of 17
That's looks like wicked! Look almost like mines, but mines is the Plexi/Nickle.
     
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