Originally Posted by SDhydro
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.
Dismantling the Block from Motherboard:
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.