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Old December 9, 2008, 05:40 PM
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I bought the Xigmatek HDT S1283 along with the thermalright bolt thru kit. the bolt thu kit has a backplate and 4 scew. in the instruction it shows some top plate for the CPU heatsink but..i dont have one. so did i not receive one or am i soppose to order another one.

also, the backplate had a thin plastic cross over it which comes off easily, is this soppose to be romoved or am i soppose to leave it on?
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Old December 9, 2008, 05:50 PM
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The thermal right bolt through only comes with the black cross brace and the 4 screws not the metal cross piece.
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Dont remove the plastic piece. it goes between the plate and the mobo to prevent shorts.

You should use the top plate from the xigmatek.
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so..now i need to buy a cross piece?>
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No.

You use the cross piece from the Xigmatek.
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Old December 9, 2008, 05:56 PM
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it has those pushpin ones...do i break of the pushpins? kinda hard to remove em without breaking them
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Yup break em off.

Then the screws fit through the holes.
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You are supposed to remove the plastic push pins from the xigma and the bolts go through the holes left over.
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Old December 9, 2008, 05:59 PM
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alright broke em off. now i already applied thermal paste to the cpu, do i apply it to the bottom of the cooler too?
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There are many different methods of applying TIM. What I do is spread it as thin as possible on the CPU using a plastic bag over my finger, and then I "tin" the heatsink by spreading it thinly, and then wiping it all off with the same plastic bag.
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