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CM Hyper 212 plus loose on lga2011 socket

I've got a hyper 212 plus installed in my ASUS Sabertooth X79 LGA 2011 Intel X79 motherboard. (I had to get the lga 2011 update bracket from cooler master).

I've got the standoffs and bracket as tight as it can safely go but aside from the slight twisting which seems normal for these there still seems to be room for it to tilt a little which pulls the base of the heat sink off the processor which it should NOT be able to do.

It would seem to me that wobble in that large cooling system might put some undue pressure on just a small part of the chip rather than distributing the stress over the entire surface. I thought about taking an extra bracket and bending it slightly to compensate for the gap.

I wish they had a thermal SHIM to place in between ><

any ideas please?
thanks,
andy
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  1. Best answer
    Compatibility
    CPU Socket:
    Intel: LGA 1366 / 1155 / 1156 / 1150 / 775
    AMD: FM1 / FM2 / AM2 / AM2+ / AM3 / AM3+
  2. SR-71 Blackbird said:
    Compatibility
    CPU Socket:
    Intel: LGA 1366 / 1155 / 1156 / 1150 / 775
    AMD: FM1 / FM2 / AM2 / AM2+ / AM3 / AM3+


    Thanks for the quick response.

    I was able to order the free lga2011 upgrade bracket from CM to basically convert it from the Plus to the EVO for compatibility It's close but there is still wobble room.

    The bracket upgrade seems to have all the same parts as the hyper 212 plus. The only difference i noticed was the height of the lga2011 standoffs was shorter to take up the slack... but still not enough.

    That's why i'm thinking of taking the extra bracket and bending it just a touch to make it snug.

    andy
  3. Be careful , you want it to be flush to the CPU.
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