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Windows 7: A question about a Coolermaster CPU fan

30 Jul 2012   #1
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 
A question about a Coolermaster CPU fan

A friend of mine bought a Coolermaster CPU cooling fan for his PC and he asked me about installing it. His question was, "Do I tighten to screws down all the way, or leave the last thread or two of the screw showing?" Since I have never built my own computer I didn't know how to answer him so I thought I would ask here. Thank you in advance for any advice.

Jay


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30 Jul 2012   #2
Solarstarshines

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit sp1
 
 

Any Afternarket HeatSink Cooler must be Secured all the way

Make sure He uses Thermal paste Artic Silver should be good

When putting on new cooler and Heatsink make sure it is on the CPU properly then tighten screws don't leave anything loose tighten it till you can't get it to go further but not with force go gentle then make sure it is tight and non loose if it is loose it will cause major heat issues
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30 Jul 2012   #3
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Solarstarshines View Post
Any Afternarket HeatSink Cooler must be Secured all the way

Make sure He uses Thermal paste Artic Silver should be good

When putting on new cooler and Heatsink make sure it is on the CPU properly then tighten screws don't leave anything loose tighten it till you can't get it to go further but not with force go gentle then make sure it is tight and non loose if it is loose it will cause major heat issues
Thanks a lot for your response. I will pass this information along.
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30 Jul 2012   #4
Bertison

Windows 7 Home Premium 64 bit. (On both machines)
 
 

This is my method:
Make sure surfaces are clean and free of grease or previous thermal paste. I use a soft cloth and a little Isopropyl Alcohol for this.
Apply a SMALL bead of thermal paste (about 2mm is plenty) to the surface of the CPU. Don't do as some say, and spread it. it wil spread itself when you place the Cooler assembly and secure it.
Load screws lightly at first, then tighten down little by little, if 4 screws then do it diagonally, across from each other. Don't tighten down too tightly, just "nip" at first, then tighten securely.
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30 Jul 2012   #5
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Bertison View Post
This is my method:
Make sure surfaces are clean and free of grease or previous thermal paste. I use a soft cloth and a little Isopropyl Alcohol for this.
Apply a SMALL bead of thermal paste (about 2mm is plenty) to the surface of the CPU. Don't do as some say, and spread it. it wil spread itself when you place the Cooler assembly and secure it.
Load screws lightly at first, then tighten down little by little, if 4 screws then do it diagonally, across from each other. Don't tighten down too tightly, just "nip" at first, then tighten securely.
Thanks! I will pass this info along as well.
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30 Jul 2012   #6
strollin

W7 Ult desktop, W8.1 laptop, W8.1 tablet, Win 10 TP VM
 
 

The Arctic Silver website recommends "tinting" the cpu and heatsink first by applying the thermal compound and then wiping it off with a lint free cloth. After this is complete, then proceed as Bertison stated.
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