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Got some questions:

1. Has anyone had problems with the backplate mounting?

2. How the dickens do I get that heatsink X thing to stay where it's supposed to be?

3. How tiight should the heatsink's screws be? I see they have springs on them.
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It is pretty easy to do. The x bracket requires some fiddling with. What worked for me was just tightening little by little. Get it lined up, and just go around tightening each screw until it is stable. It should still have a little bit of wiggle once its mounted, but this is ok, just don't over-tighten and strip them...made that mistake once.
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post #3 of 14
with some intel boards, the back plate will only go on one way without running into components mounted on the back of the board
if it doesnt fit around stuff, rotate it 90º

apply the tim in 3 lines between the heatpipes or use a cred card to cram it in the gaps and put a pea sized dot on the cpu

to get the x bracket started, start one screw about 1 turn, then do the opposite corner about 1 turn and repeat for the other 2
and tighten them evenly til it stops

it will feel extremely tight, but the tim is thick and will need the pressure to spread evenly
post #4 of 14
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Originally Posted by ffejrxx View Post
apply the tim in 3 lines between the heatpipes or use a cred card to cram it in the gaps and put a pea sized dot on the cpu
I wouldnt not follow this method of TIM aplication...Spreading methods will trap even more air in the TIM, causing your cooler to "heat soak". If you tighten down the four outer bolts(in the manner he discribed, and then tighten the center thumb screw you will get a better seat.
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Hey. Ok, so I got the 212+ on but I'm not sure if I'm supposed to tighten the screws until they bottom out or just until I can't wiggle the heatsink anymore. I'd like to not break a CPU!

(Edit: I guess one way would be to loosen the screws, then turn each screw with a screwdriver the same distance, going around and round, but all the way or just till the heatsink won't budge?)
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post #6 of 14
the heatsink will wiggle some (until the tim cures)
just tighten the screws til they bottom out
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the heatsink will wiggle some (until the tim cures)
just tighten the screws til they bottom out
I think I've got them down far enough but is there a way to tell for sure?
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I think I've got them down far enough but is there a way to tell for sure?
do a stress test and watch your temps if they go up really high its not seated correctly.
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do a stress test and watch your temps if they go up really high its not seated correctly.
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I mean physically - like if I've avoided stripping the screws like that guy above did by accident.
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