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Need help! too much "physical" pressure on CPU?

post #1 of 5
Thread Starter 
Hey guys,
I need help!
I've been using current system with no problem for about 1.5~2 years, until I recently bought Prolimatech Super Mega to replace the stock CPU cooler.
If I install Super Mega as instructed(tighten screws on the bracket as I suppose to), system does no boot. I have to loosen up screws on the bracket(loosen up to the point that I can move the whole heatsink over CPU a little without totally removing the bracket) to make it boot. I have to loosen the screws so much that it actually feels like I'm just topping Super Mega over CPU.
This persists even if don't overclock anything and remove all the parts except RAM, CPU and CPU cooler. (I can check if it boots or not without a graphic card)
I took out MB out of the computer case, thermal compound is applied properly, and CPU temperature stays between 36~42 degree celcius when idle at room temperature of 23c(74f.)


Below is my system after removing all the parts except the necessities.

CPU: i7 920 D0
CPU Cooler/Heatsink: Prolimatech Super Mega
MB: ASUS P6T
RAM: G.SKILL Trident F3-16000CL9T-6GBTD
PSU: hec Raptor 1100CM(1000W)
TIM: Arctic Silver 5
post #2 of 5
Did you remember to put the (4) o-rings on the rivet studs , MB side?
Put rivet stud through backplate, put on 4 o-rings, place plate on MB backside

Just a possibility
post #3 of 5
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Originally Posted by M1 Abrams View Post
Did you remember to put the (4) o-rings on the rivet studs , MB side?
Put rivet stud through backplate, put on 4 o-rings, place plate on MB backside

Just a possibility
I did. I followed exactly as instructed in the manual, but this happens
post #4 of 5
The aluminum strip adapter(s) , is the ribbing facing up?
Some things can be easily overlooked.
This is the only other possibility I can see.
post #5 of 5
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Originally Posted by M1 Abrams View Post
The aluminum strip adapter(s) , is the ribbing facing up?
Some things can be easily overlooked.
This is the only other possibility I can see.
I believe this is not a problem on installing the cooler. I don't know why this happens.
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