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Having a big problem with Hyper 212 Evo fitting on 1150 socket - please help

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December 20, 2013 2:48:53 PM

The little pin beside the hole the bracket fits into keeps elevating my bracket up on it's side. This doesn't seem right to me for it to be tipping like that. I've provided pictures below to try to better explain what I'm talking about:
http://i.imgur.com/KjgI53Q.jpg - A closeup of the little pin I'm talking about
http://i.imgur.com/3iqO04S.jpg - Another picture, see how the bracket tilts?
http://i.imgur.com/Mcjr8tn.jpg - Same as the first picture but I highlighted the little pin. It's sitting underneath a part of the bracket with seemingly no way to change it. This is the only position the bracket can go in for the 1150 socket.
http://i.imgur.com/mQFOqUq.jpg - Same as pic two but once again the problem area is highlighted.

Can anyone help me out? I've looked at a dozen different installation videos and guides but nobody makes mention of this problem, nor does the Hyper 212's manual, at least that I can see. I really need help because I want to get this thing installed ASAP. :( 

I appreciate any and all help.
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December 20, 2013 3:05:17 PM

Hello 5to82allday,

The pin in the center of the X bracket is there to center the heatsink over the CPU. It also helps prevent the heatsink from sliding around after installation. The X bracket is not going to lean like it is in the photos once the screws are attached to the motherboard standoffs.

Can you PM me your email so that i can send you some better installation instructions?


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December 20, 2013 3:16:28 PM

Email sent :) 
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December 21, 2013 5:30:15 PM

CM-Patrick said:
Hello 5to82allday,

The pin in the center of the X bracket is there to center the heatsink over the CPU. It also helps prevent the heatsink from sliding around after installation. The X bracket is not going to lean like it is in the photos once the screws are attached to the motherboard standoffs.

Can you PM me your email so that i can send you some better installation instructions?




Hi, thanks for the email. I THINK I finally got it installed, BUT... It
seems like it can move around JUST a little bit, and the center screw, no
matter how hard I try will not tighten any further than I already have it.
I've attached some pictures to illustrate. Hopefully I've done it right
because I think if I have to attempt install again(this will be the 5th
time) I will pull my hair out and jump out of a window, lol. Please get
back to me as soon as it's convenient for you, and really thanks for the
email and reaching out even if this winds up failing. Means a lot.

(Posting this on here because delivery of the email failed)

http://i.imgur.com/94S9LGI.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/AudBjcA.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/IyEhylw.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/cRJUydg.jpg
http://i.imgur.com/hRhmQ0H.jpg
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December 22, 2013 4:44:52 PM

Can anybody else chime in? Would really appreciate any help.
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December 23, 2013 9:46:28 AM

Dear 5to82allday,

It looks like you have the Hyper 212 installed correctly. Please note that when fully installed the cooler will still rotate slightly.

Please let me know if you have any more questions.



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