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    ROG Guru: Orange Belt Array Chris Manico PC Specs
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    I've always done a glob in the middle to start off then spread it out mostly even across the chip. And being that i've always used AMD chips, the D clip is annoying as hell, I've always used the stock cpu coolers, and except the 965 BE that came with the latch type locking mechanism, all the other ones you used a screwdriver to lock it into place, I do believe I'd have a heartache each time I had to install one or take one off thinking the screwdriver would slip and skank the motherboard. I couldnt get the image of GOUGE and then SCRAAAAPE out of my head. Never happened nor any damaged cpu's (knock on wood)

    When I built this last year with the 8150, was the first time I used an aftermarket cooler, and the v6 gt is damn big, had to change out the cpu bracket . was a bit intimidated at first but all went smooth. Just upgraded to H100i, and I actually like the AMD mounting, although I would prefer a 4 corner mounting.
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    Ha ha.. Nice thread! Chillax guys.. I would say follow these two links and, decide which suites YOUR needs the BEST! http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...-Compound/1303 and, http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/artic...rmal-Paste/274

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    I really like the way my Swiftech block mounts on my H220. The spring bolts all screw in the same depth and stop. There is very good and equal pressure at all four points. I'm sure there are other brands that do it the same way.
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    Yes, they're nice, Jericho - but you still have to pay attention when you're tightening those screws!

    Still use the X-pattern and tighten them by half rotations at once... - if you start tightening them all the way at once, the whole block will press that corner of the CPU very hard and you may bend some pins in the socket... the point is to keep equal/balanced pressure all the time...

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zka17 View Post
    Yes, they're nice, Jericho - but you still have to pay attention when you're tightening those screws!

    Still use the X-pattern and tighten them by half rotations at once... - if you start tightening them all the way at once, the whole block will press that corner of the CPU very hard and you may bend some pins in the socket... the point is to keep equal/balanced pressure all the time...
    That's right and I've always used the X pattern method.
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    I spread a thin layer across the entire cpu so there is no question the covered is 100%.

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