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post #2031 of 6063
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Can the Kuhler 620 be lapped without voiding the warranty? Mine has a little 'spike' in the middle and made a mark on the top of my 2500k. Fairly upset about it...

According to a Antec support rep who replied in a Hexus.net thread, you can lap it as long it does not cause any warranty claims that can be connected to the lapping.
http://forums.hexus.net/antec-care-hexus/233569-kuhler-620-bad-surface-cpu-block.html

As for my issue with the screws turning indefinitely, I am certain the silver recievers are correctly in the base. My mounting mechanism looks like the mounting mechanism included in this PNY watercooling kit.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/microatx-gaming-overclocked,3039-2.html

The hybrid thumb screws no not look like they are a singular piece of steel. It looks like there are several mechanical parts; there is a silver piece of metal around the philips screw, which almost looks like a spring or washer. I turned the philips screws for quite a while and they just kept turning. I don't think I would have stripped all 4 screws, especially since I didn't have to turn it that hard. My theory is they changed the screws to some sort of smart screw that prevents over-tightening after they had all those complaints of cracking the plastic on the mounts with the old mounting mechanism. I mean why would they screws consist of several mechanical components if it was just a regular thumbscrew. It would make more sense to have the thumbscrews just be one solid piece of metal if it wasn't some kind of smart screw.
Edited by particleman - 6/28/12 at 6:34am
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Molybdenum 
Can the Kuhler 620 be lapped without voiding the warranty? Mine has a little 'spike' in the middle and made a mark on the top of my 2500k. Fairly upset about it...

According to a Antec support rep who replied in a Hexus.net thread, you can lap it as long it does not cause any warranty claims that can be connected to the lapping.
http://forums.hexus.net/antec-care-hexus/233569-kuhler-620-bad-surface-cpu-block.html

As for my issue with the screws turning indefinitely, I am certain the silver recievers are correctly in the base. My mounting mechanism looks like the mounting mechanism included in this PNY watercooling kit.
http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/microatx-gaming-overclocked,3039-2.html

The hybrid thumb screws no not look like they are a singular piece of steel. It looks like there are several mechanical parts; there is a silver piece of metal around the philips screw, which almost looks like a spring or washer. I turned the philips screws for quite a while and they just kept turning. I don't think I would have stripped all 4 screws, especially since I didn't have to turn it that hard. My theory is they changed the screws to some sort of smart screw that prevents over-tightening after they had all those complaints of cracking the plastic on the mounts with the old mounting mechanism. I mean why would they screws consist of several mechanical components if it was just a regular thumbscrew. It would make more sense to have the thumbscrews just be one solid piece of metal if it wasn't some kind of smart screw.

Thanks for the link. I'll lap it and see if that helps performance any, the bottom is fairly bad looking on mine.

I pulled my mounting kit out of the box, when it isn't installed on my motherboard, I can only tighten the screws a bit, then they stop. No free spinning for me. My kit looks like what's in the picture you provided, and I have a small steel ring at the top of the screw as well. The rest of the screw seems to be one piece (except the plastic 'thumb' part). Are you able to take yours off the motherboard and check it out?
post #2033 of 6063
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Can the Kuhler 620 be lapped without voiding the warranty? Mine has a little 'spike' in the middle and made a mark on the top of my 2500k. Fairly upset about it... mad.gif

I would totally send a pic of both the cooler and cpu to Antec if that happened to me...
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Can the Kuhler 620 be lapped without voiding the warranty? Mine has a little 'spike' in the middle and made a mark on the top of my 2500k. Fairly upset about it... mad.gif

I would totally send a pic of both the cooler and cpu to Antec if that happened to me...

I only have a crappy camera and can't get a pic to come out that actually shows it. It's small, but definitely noticeable in person. After I cleaned off the TIM, I could feel the bump on the center of the cooler surface.

What should I say to Antec though? Or what should I hope for them to do?
post #2035 of 6063
I wouldn't expect much since it still works but it doesn't hurt to at least mention it.
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My test of noise, Kuhler Antec 920 with two Cougar Fans Vortex
post #2037 of 6063
Hey what thermal paste do you guys recommend for these Kuhlers??? The only thing I have is Arctic Silver Ceramique. It's very likely that I will be buying a new mobo, ram, and psu soon so a reseat is in order.
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Ah well i bought some Arctic Cooling MX-2.
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I didn't want to take everything apart on my system to check the bottom of the motherboard, but upon researching the issue further, I think the reason why my screws turn endlessly is because the metal receivers came out of their plastic locks and rubbed away at them. This isn't a photo of my install but from a post on another forum of someone else who has the intel water cooling kit which is also made by asetek and uses the same mounting mechanism.

sany0159.jpg

http://forum.notebookreview.com/off-topic/639238-desktop-computer-discussion-lounge-64.html

Apparently it is not a problem if it is already mounted since the screws are already in and tightened, so I will just leave it as is. But if I ever want to remount the block, I think I will need to superglue the metal receivers in place.
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Thanks for the link. I'll lap it and see if that helps performance any, the bottom is fairly bad looking on mine.
I pulled my mounting kit out of the box, when it isn't installed on my motherboard, I can only tighten the screws a bit, then they stop. No free spinning for me. My kit looks like what's in the picture you provided, and I have a small steel ring at the top of the screw as well. The rest of the screw seems to be one piece (except the plastic 'thumb' part). Are you able to take yours off the motherboard and check it out?

Edited by particleman - 6/29/12 at 7:37am
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I didn't want to take everything apart on my system to check the bottom of the motherboard, but upon researching the issue further, I think the reason why my screws turn endlessly is because the metal receivers came out of their plastic locks and rubbed away at them. This isn't a photo of my install but from a post on another forum of someone else who has the intel water cooling kit which is also made by asetek and uses the same mounting mechanism.
http://img850.imageshack.us/img850/6849/sany0159.jpg


http://forum.notebookreview.com/off-topic/639238-desktop-computer-discussion-lounge-64.html
Apparently it is not a problem if it is already mounted since the screws are already in and tightened, so I will just leave it as is. But if I ever want to remount the block, I think I will need to superglue the metal receivers in place.

Ooooh... why didn't we think of that. doh.gif
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