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muelo1000 06-22-09 08:32 PM

how to tighten a aftermarket CPU cooler????
 
I was wondering if there were guide lines on how to tighten up a CPU meaning when is good enough how do you know at what point to stop and that you will reach optimal cooling??? for the CPU???

Blacklash 07-02-09 10:37 PM

Re: how to tighten a aftermarket CPU cooler????
 
Generally speaking if your dealing with threaded pins or screws, until they are snug or turn no more. I do mine one full turn each, alternating. Some do a half turn each. For example if you had 4 threaded pins you'd go one turn on each below until they were snug; A B C D.


http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/6...board01krz.jpg

The idea behind the above is help ensure even pressure.

CaptNKILL 07-02-09 11:20 PM

Re: how to tighten a aftermarket CPU cooler????
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Blacklash (Post 2040514)
Generally speaking if your dealing with threaded pins or screws, until they are snug or turn no more. I do mine one full turn each, alternating. Some do a half turn each. For example if you had 4 threaded pins you'd go one turn on each below until they were snug; A B C D.


http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/6...board01krz.jpg

The idea behind the above is help ensure even pressure.

Agreed 100%.

einstein_314 07-03-09 12:10 PM

Re: how to tighten a aftermarket CPU cooler????
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Blacklash (Post 2040514)
Generally speaking if your dealing with threaded pins or screws, until they are snug or turn no more. I do mine one full turn each, alternating. Some do a half turn each. For example if you had 4 threaded pins you'd go one turn on each below until they were snug; A B C D.


http://img406.imageshack.us/img406/6...board01krz.jpg

The idea behind the above is help ensure even pressure.

Agreed 200%.

I've never encountered a cpu mounting system that allows you to over-tighten it. Usually there's either a spring bar that you bend to clip it in place, or the four bolt design (which seems to be more common nowadays). In the four bolt design just tighten the bolts until they're tight, and follow that pattern suggested above.


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