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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 07-23-2019, 02:56 PM - Thread Starter
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EK Velocity CPU Block Mounting Plate

While installing the mounting plate for LGA 115X I noticed that it's really tough to screw in the mounting studs. Initially, it turns easy, but then gets tougher and then seems to get stuck so the mounting plate is loose. Am I correct to assume that when the block goes on and the thumb screws are tightened that it will also tighten these mounting studs?
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No, the mounting studs need to be bottomed out through the MB into the back plate on the back of the MB and the back plate should not be loose at all. You also need to make sure the back plate is fitted properly into the holes in the MB.

You do not want to over tighten the top nuts, just until they hit bottom on the threads when screwing them down in a cross pattern. The spring pressure will keep them from coming loose.
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No, the mounting studs need to be bottomed out through the MB into the back plate on the back of the MB and the back plate should not be loose at all. You also need to make sure the back plate is fitted properly into the holes in the MB.

You do not want to over tighten the top nuts, just until they hit bottom on the threads when screwing them down in a cross pattern. The spring pressure will keep them from coming loose.
That's what I thought, looks like I'll have to use pliers or something to help twist them in more.
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That's what I thought, looks like I'll have to use pliers or something to help twist them in more.
If it's that bad, either you are cross-threaded or you got a bad mounting plate. You may want to RMA it before you take pliers to it.

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If it's that bad, either you are cross-threaded or you got a bad mounting plate. You may want to RMA it before you take pliers to it.

Good Luck.
One of my buddies had a Velocity come in the other day and the studs went into the plate easily. So definitely a plate issue.
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That's what I thought, looks like I'll have to use pliers or something to help twist them in more.
Yeah, I had the same issue with my Velocity block on a 1151 mobo. Nothing was cross threaded but I had to get a pair of pliers to fully tighten the thumbscrews down as the block was still loose.
While it was inconvenient to tighten the thumbscrews down like that it's working just fine.

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How did you go?

I have the same block and temps are high as hell compared to others.
Wondering if the screws werent tight/ have isssues.

I cant tighten them anymore. Took it off and retried, the paste was spread so must have made contact.
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If it's difficult to screw in, definitely RMA it. Sorry for the issues The mounting plate should have an easy time screwing in the standoffs.

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