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Old December 23, 2008, 06:38 PM
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What CPU do you have?

And personally, I'd orient the heatsink so that the air blows out the air case fan. That way it draws in cooler air from the front of the case. The way you have it, the CPU is technically pulling in warm air off the chipset (or at least it seems like it from what you've described).

And only apply TIM to one surface, which is the CPU. Should only need about the size of a pea. The TIM that comes with the Xigmatek stuff probably isn't the greatest either so you might want to invest it some Arctic Cooling MX-2 or Arctic Silver 5.

As per the rubber mounts, they only come with Xigmatek heatsinks I believe so you'd probably have to contact them.
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