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Old March 6, 2009, 04:30 AM
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What a long night....

so I ended up using a steel washer at about the same thickness of a nickel. The fan still moves!! Don't get me wrong, it helped alot but I guess I just can't get it to sit tightly. It make it very difficult to get the screws in. What a terrible design. This thing better be worth it!

I don't even want to think about lapping right now....
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Old March 6, 2009, 04:45 AM
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I still recommend a rubber washer of about twice the thickness of a dime. I find the rubber adds a bit more grip so the heatsink doesn't move.
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Old March 6, 2009, 05:05 AM
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On my TRUE, I had to add a large washer (thk: 0.125") with a center hole that matched the bump on the holding bracket. This prevented the washer from moving around. But even so, the HSF did rotate slightly, so I bent the holding bracket to add even more pressure on the HSF upper surface.
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Old March 6, 2009, 01:11 PM
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IF and when I decide to lap the cpu and hs, I'll use a rubber washer instead. I don't think I want to try bending the mount though. I may try that method if I place an order somewhere and pick up an extra set if it's available.
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Old March 6, 2009, 01:35 PM
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weird, I never had this issue with mine, if anything I thought it was going to punch my cpu through the back of the mobo id was on there so tight, wonder what the difference was?
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It sure is hard to install the washer without taking the mobo out.
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Old March 8, 2009, 03:58 PM
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I think the washer actually mad things worse for me. Too hard to get a proper mount.
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*cough* Noctua *cough*
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Yes, it is a pain to mount with the extra height added by the washer.
I still need a set of mushkin redlines or ascents so I can try to OC my e8400.
If I'm not satisfied with the temps, then I'll take them both out and lap them. That'll be when I change it to a rubber washer.

Maybe I'll give the Noctua's a shot down the road. I hear good things about that brand.
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Yes, it is a pain to mount with the extra height added by the washer.
I still need a set of mushkin redlines or ascents so I can try to OC my e8400.
If I'm not satisfied with the temps, then I'll take them both out and lap them. That'll be when I change it to a rubber washer.

Maybe I'll give the Noctua's a shot down the road. I hear good things about that brand.

I have been very pleased with mine. Not to knock Thermalright, I use many of their various heatsinks on most of my builds. As for the TRUE, I had one on my current system a year ago. I lapped it and used a steel washer on the mount which stopped it from freely moving. But I swap out cpu's often and got tired of having to fight with the TRUE's mount and bracket each time I re-installed it.
The Noctua has a flat base and a really slick mounting system that doesn't move. Much easier to remove and re-install. The TRUE was probably good for about 2C lower load temps. on my build, not a huge difference for me.
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