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Help! Installing H100i GTX Liquid CPU Cooler


ScottPyper

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Hi Friends,

 

As usual, it's Saturday and I have no where to turn to but this forum since I have a son who wants the PC working.

 

I am trying to secure the Intel backplate to my Asus Sabertooth Z77 motherboard and I am instructed to use the 4 Standoff (LGA 115x / 1366 Standoff) screws. However, after attaching the screws the backplate still has some movement or it doesn't feel tight and secure. Does anyone have any suggestions? I don't want to go further with the chance I may need to tear it down.

 

Thanks for any suggestions!

 

SP

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No. first time you power on the compound will spread out and form a thin barrier between the two. That's what you want - thinnest possible even application. When you apply to both sides, you are more likely to get some thick spots. It's hard to do better than the pre-applied patch. The Thermal Interface Material (TIM) is an inferior conductor to copper or aluminum, but its necessity is to connect two imperfect surfaces. More is not usually better.
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