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Did I install Cooler Master TPC 800 correctly?


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#1 A6Tech

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 01:07 PM

I screwed all four screws as much as i could, they're pretty fastened, but my cooler can still slightly move (rotate), about 1-2 deg, or so... Did I do something wrong?


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Posted 11 January 2014 - 02:07 PM

Your cooler hold down screws have tension springs on each of them correct?

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 02:09 PM

Yeah, they do :D



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 02:23 PM

Most heat sinks have some flexibility in regards to how much pressure is used to mate the surfaces of the heat spreader and the heat sink. Because of this, there is to be expected some free movement of the heat sink, such as rotation and angle.

One way to determine if your heat sink is seated properly and getting proper heat transfer is to use a monitoring program such as:

Speed Fan http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php

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HWMonitor http://www.cpuid.com/hwmonitor.php

You can try both if you wish and take notes of the results and compare.

If the results are good, your heat sink is doing its job.

Out of curiosity, you did use thermal grease on this application correct? If so, what brand?

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Posted 11 January 2014 - 04:45 PM

Yeah, my CPU is currently at 25 to 30 degrees Celsius, i used Arctic Cooling MX-4.



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Posted 11 January 2014 - 04:59 PM

That sounds about right. As long as it stays around that range level you should be okay. Although it might peak a bit higher if you run some CPU intensive video games. You can try that test anytime you wish.

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Posted 12 January 2014 - 11:50 AM

Thanks :D It's always between 20 and 30 degrees Celsius, when I do something intense, like rendering in Blender, fans speed up quite a bit and keep the processor under 40, mostly 35 degrees Celsius.






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