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Need help with ongoing assembly of new AMD build

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by nocrapman, Oct 20, 2008.

  1. nocrapman New Member

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    Hi guys,
    I bought this CPU for my new build: http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductReview.aspx?Item=N82E16819103295

    I just installed it on this MOBO: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813131324

    I am not happy with the way the stock HS sits on the CPU. The HS is a cheap POS. The locking lever is small and doesnt go all the way down for a lockdown.... Or am I not doing it right? The whole thing is sitting pretty decently although if i push, it does slide a wee bit.
    Any ideas???
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    it needs to go all the way down just like the 939 coolers. Things didnt change with the new socket. There is however a slight bit of jiggle factor from what I remember on 939 coolers. But Id give that tatch a few more attempts!
     
  3. nocrapman New Member

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    Jiggle is the exact word!! Just slightly so.
    I stayed with the stock thermal paste on the HS. If I remove it to try to reapply... wont the paste get messed up. Maybe I should see how this does?
     
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    sneekypeet Unpaid Babysitter Staff Member

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    then just see if the latch will go any farther with out removing it....go look at ome images on google and see how close you are to full lock first?
     

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