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  1. echo75 New Member

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    I discovered my heatsink gave better temps (2-3 C ) lower when i manually apply pressure to it with my hand pushing it against the mobo. Sadly it comes the standard socket 775 intel clips like mechanism, i have decided that i will be finding a way to replace those clips over the weekend to some solid screwiing mechanism .

    i have though of cutting off the plastic clip thingy and putting a screw and washer from behind the mobo ( with a rubber insulator to prevent contact ofc) , then bolting it down from above with a nut.

    Anyone know a guide that shows how i can convert it to a better screw-on mechanism than applies more pressure? just to make things easier for me.
     
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    thanks mate youve just given me an idea, i have an old thermaltake and an old gigabyte watercooling system in my basement, between them i should find something i can use.
     
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    woowhoo, just removed the clips and used a srew set from the old thermaltake CPU block and WOW ! i shave of a further 4-5 C from my temps.

    Guys, the heatsink contact to you CPU does matter alot.

    PS- i hope i did not overtighten it :roll:
     
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    Yep indeed it does. (Tkpenalty rips off the TRUE's bolt thru screws)
     

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