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Old March 16, 2010, 09:50 PM
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Default ThermalRight Venomous X Mounting... Issue?

I got the thermalright venomous x installed but it "twists" about 10* (degrees) left and right - is this normal?
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Old March 16, 2010, 10:10 PM
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Can't speak for the cooler specifically, but other coolers don't (or shouldn't) and I'd be a little concerned. I'd check to make sure there aren't any screws, etc. that can be tightened down (obvious, I know, but it's like saying to check power connections; simple mistake, but more common than you might think).

EDIT: A quick google search shows some other people with a similar issue. The mounting system is set up so that it will twist a bit if you force it, but it doesn't seem to be affecting the temps. If nothing else can be tightened down any further it looks like you're fine.
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i havent used this one, but watch out for washers and such.i got one or two wrong in the past and the effect was less than desirable
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Old March 17, 2010, 04:39 AM
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A small amount of wiggle is normal with thermalake coolers. Unlike Prolimatech for example, TT is still using a single central retaining pin. It happens with TRUEs, it happens with V X's. TBH its nothing to worry about as its not as bas previous gens....and when you apply 70lbs of force, it dont want to spin all that much! ;)
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Same issues on previous thermalright models like the ultra-120. Its normal and is no big deal really.
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Old March 17, 2010, 05:21 AM
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mine wiggles a little but you can just tight it down with the pressure plate adjustment on the cooler it helps a lot whit it moving
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Old March 17, 2010, 07:13 AM
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A small amount of wiggle is normal with thermalake coolers. Unlike Prolimatech for example, TT is still using a single central retaining pin. It happens with TRUEs, it happens with V X's. TBH its nothing to worry about as its not as bas previous gens....and when you apply 70lbs of force, it dont want to spin all that much! ;)
Looks like you got your companies mixed up AkG. It's ThermalRIGHT not ThermalTake Well, I guess as long as temps are good there is no worry.
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Looks like you got your companies mixed up AkG. It's ThermalRIGHT not ThermalTake Well, I guess as long as temps are good there is no worry.
Actually, he said ThermaLake ;).
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Old March 17, 2010, 03:34 PM
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yah, its perfectly normal. Corsair and thermalright mounting hardware is atrocious IMO but their still great coolers.

its why i prefer prolimatech/noctua mounting systems
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rofl
Thats what I get for posting a reply BEFORE my first shot of caffeine so early in the morning! :)~
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