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Trouble with hyper 212 evo installation

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May 10, 2014 12:18:43 PM

So I got the backplate on and everything was going smoothly until I set the cooler on the CPU and tried to screw it in. The Screws all lined up but as soon as I screwed one corner in even one turn the other corner would be raised up and I couldn't get it down far enough to screw it in.

I tried tightening the standoffs and messed around with the swivel bracket thing but as far as I could tell I had that all in correctly. Does anyone know how I could fix this? I gave up for now and just put in the stock cooler but I'd like to get this thing in someday.

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May 10, 2014 12:22:28 PM

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May 10, 2014 12:26:44 PM

Screw in one screw (maybe 1.5 turns) and then to go the opposite corner. You'll have to apply some force downward to get it close enough. Don't worry about the force, it won't break the board.
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May 10, 2014 12:30:16 PM

ThatVietGuy said:
Screw in one screw (maybe 1.5 turns) and then to go the opposite corner. You'll have to apply some force downward to get it close enough. Don't worry about the force, it won't break the board.


So I can push down on it to get it in there? I put some decent pressure on it and got it close but I was afraid to push too hard with this being my first build. Thought I might damage the CPU or motherboard somehow.
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May 10, 2014 12:30:51 PM

Also, are you sure the little peg on the top of the base is lined up with the X shaped retention bracket.
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May 10, 2014 12:32:29 PM

muji25 said:
ThatVietGuy said:
Screw in one screw (maybe 1.5 turns) and then to go the opposite corner. You'll have to apply some force downward to get it close enough. Don't worry about the force, it won't break the board.


So I can push down on it to get it in there? I put some decent pressure on it and got it close but I was afraid to push too hard with this being my first build. Thought I might damage the CPU or motherboard somehow.


You might have to apply a little pressure, but make sure the X-shaped bracket is lined up perfectly with the peg on the heat sink.

Watch this to see what I mean: https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage...
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May 10, 2014 12:44:44 PM

Yeah, I had actually watched that video and a few others before attempting the install. Had the X-bracket set in the middle with the small pin on the side set in one of the holes when its spread open. Watching that video though and the other ones, none of them seemed to need to apply any pressure. Definitely made me worry when I was trying to install it pushing down on it the way I had to.
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May 10, 2014 12:46:06 PM

Are you trying to install it outside the case? If so, try taking a picture to better explain your situation.

But try applying a little pressure, it'll probably go in.
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May 10, 2014 12:50:26 PM

Appreciate the help. I'd take pics of it but like I said I gave up and just stuck the stock cooler on. I'll have to give it another try one day when I have the time and I'll just put some more pressure on it and see how that works out.
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