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Old Apr 27, 2007, 02:39 PM   #1
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Default OK I give in, how do you install Intel coolers?

I have recently discovered the wonders of Intel coolers.

However, I have only ever installed AMD based heatsinks, and am a bit lost as to how these things are installed.

Would anyone care to explain how these leg posts things are supposed to work and hold the cooler in place, as i'm just totally lost?

Thanks.
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Old Apr 27, 2007, 02:41 PM   #2
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Old Apr 27, 2007, 02:46 PM   #3
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My advice would be to try finding a foam sheet. Like the one you usually find in Motherboard package and snap the sink on the motherboard on that sheet. I found that easier than doing it inside the case. I was always snaping the HSF outside the case with AMD system but the Intel method got me confused.
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OK, cheers for the advice. Is it just me that thinks these are a rather clumbsy and cheap looking design?

Do all cooling companies adopt this method for its Intel based cooling?
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OK, cheers for the advice. Is it just me that thinks these are a rather clumbsy and cheap looking design?

Do all cooling companies adopt this method for its Intel based cooling?
What, the push pins? Those are easy less-than-a-minute installations, but are cheap and make insufficient pressure against the CPU heatspreader. Some HSF use this design, but it ruins performance, (such as Scythe).
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Tried to install it again, but I just don't have the confidence to push that hard down on these peg things.

So I have ordered a 3rd party cooler, the Big Typhoon, which I believe uses a screw based mechanism to attach to the motherboard.

What an awful design these push peg Intel coolers are, I am really annoyed about this.
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Yes i to had real trouble installing mine had to push like an sob.

Don`t know if this will help at all but.......


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Tried to install it again, but I just don't have the confidence to push that hard down on these peg things.

So I have ordered a 3rd party cooler, the Big Typhoon, which I believe uses a screw based mechanism to attach to the motherboard.

What an awful design these push peg Intel coolers are, I am really annoyed about this.

I found that in the hardway that the Intel stock HSF are a big effin pile of crap. They don`t snap well at all. I`ve tried the Thermaltake HSF TMG which adopt the same mechanism of Intel and they were a damn breeze to install. If you have some extra cash, you can get a decent HSF.

EDIT: oh you ordered a Typhoon ^______^

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Intel coolers are effin' retarded.

The mounting system requires ridiculous amounts of force from all sides at the same time, & then you've got a heatsink that barely is held in.

the Typhoon =
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Yeah, I have had all 4 pegs installed and have gone through the motherboard, however when I picked up the cooler attached to the motherboard, the cooler was very loose, and not in the "vice like" grip I am used to.

Ah well, I'll just have to wait a few days for my Typhoon to turn up.
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Installed a stock 775 cooler today. Not a fan. Have to line up the slots on the shafts of the pins before depressing, before turning into the lock position. Don't know how you would do it reliably in situ.
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Yes i to had real trouble installing mine had to push like an sob.

Don`t know if this will help at all but.......


This is the funniest vid i ever seen...but ya...iono how its hard to install one...just push the pins...my HSF is really tight and it doesnt loosen up
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Installed a stock 775 cooler today. Not a fan. Have to line up the slots on the shafts of the pins before depressing, before turning into the lock position. Don't know how you would do it reliably in situ.
You turn clockwise to the lock position before pressing the pins. You should only turn them again when you want to remove the heatsink.
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