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Old September 21, 2008, 07:13 PM
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Originally Posted by Mr. Gruntsworthy View Post
i haven't had a problem with the push pins... my stock HSF (with stock thermal paste) keeps my E4600 at 37-39C idle, and maxes out at 50C max load.

Then again, it's all down to preference i suppose
Its not that the stock pins aren't good but with the weight of the cooler what can happen is sag. With it mounted horizontally the top half could be pulled a bit away from the cpu not allowing proper contact; this goes for ANY cooler mounted like this.

This is where the bolt through kit helps as this will allow proper contact due to a proper mount for these coolers.
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