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post #11 of 15 (permalink) Old 09-10-2019, 08:17 PM
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I am not sure I see a problem. The Point of those springs there are to even out and add pressure. I know the manual says until you reach the end of the Thread, but I think its only supposed to be as tight as you can get it by hand. I have in the past, had the same thought that I needed to get it to the end of the thread, and I forced it down with a very similar method, and this worked for me, didn't notice any problems and it was a good mount, but then when I switched out the CPU, this was going from the 1600x to the 2700x, when I put the block on, I tightened so much that I broke the damn standoff off in the nut. I was so pissed. When I contacted EK they told me I wasn't supposed to use a tool, and to only Hand Tighten until I couldn't tighten any more, when I raised the point that there still seemed to be room left to tighten, he said thats what the springs are for. This was for the Phoenix Block, which is obviously not the same as your block, but the Mounting Mechanism appears to be identical, and I its quite possible that there is no problem.

I could be wrong though. So obviously follow through with EKWB and see if they can give you an official answer.

Once you do get it figured out, I am interested to find out if you notice any Decrease in temps between your Old and New Block.

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ok, 3rd time thru the video...

what is the actual issue? That block is on for the rest of eternity with how tight they are.

That sound you're hearing? That's the sound of success.

You if anything have woefully over torqued them. Zero need to ratchet them all the way down. I'm not worried about who said what and where. I'm just trying to figure out what the actual defect is. Cuz i'm not seeing it.

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The thumbscrews aren't suppose to screw all the way down like that. Get them as tight as you can with your fingers and its good. That was painful to watch
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Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Hi,
Do they turn and bottom out easily or not yes or no
Yes, this is what I meant

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The thumbscrews aren't suppose to screw all the way down like that. Get them as tight as you can with your fingers and its good. That was painful to watch
It was painful to do too.

I have a Supremacy EVO block, there is no problem, I can tighten it until the end of the thread with my hand -> mounting pressure is equally on all 4 screws -> waterblock sits on the CPU like it should - i get better temps with the old block.

But, with this block (I bought it because I hoped to get little bit better temps+looks good) I'm not able to do the same (even with tools) and the block makes bad contact with IHS, because I can't tighten the screws equally.
The screws are designed to tighten it with fingers, and not with tools. So I can't use a torque wrench to do it right AND, actually, it isn't needed normally, because I should be able tighten thos screws without problem until the end of the thread - they are designed to do so... states the manual, and the Supremacy EVO block is the same.

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in the end you will see, how the TIM spreaded. And, if you look carefully, the bottom right screw, by the Velocity Logo isn't enough tight. Even with the help of the tool... So, I think the problem should be the spring, it's too hard.

But, in any case, it's not normal what you see and when the manual states it's designed to tighten it with your fingers until the end of the thread, than it should be working without any kind of tool.

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