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Help with CPU Cooler install

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September 30, 2009 10:21:29 PM

I have a Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus, it is being install on a 1156 motherboard. After it is installed should I still be able to rotate the fins back and forth?

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October 1, 2009 3:18:53 AM

If you mean should you be able to turn the fan, that would be yes. If thats not what you mean then please clarify more...
October 1, 2009 3:21:50 AM

No, I mean if I grasp the cooler and turn my hand back and forth it moves, not a lot, but it does move.
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October 1, 2009 3:31:11 AM

Yes, it can move a bit. As long as you followed exactly the install insructions and your sure all the 4 push pins (not sure if it has push pins) are fully secure you should be fine. Yes, they do twist a bit if you want it to.
October 1, 2009 3:34:50 AM

Thanks, I did not want to over tighten it, but I wanted to make sure I had good enough contact for the cooler to work. This is my first after market cooler I have ever installed.

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October 1, 2009 10:49:42 AM

So you meant the heatsink, a little movement is normal Conumdrum said but it will seat as you use it and the thermal paste will bond to it. Just go into your BIOS and make sure your temps are fine at idle.
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October 1, 2009 1:42:03 PM

Contact Gary Stofer at Sidewinder Computers
to ask when he will be stocking the new
"LGA1156 bolt-thru-kit". Last week, he told
me his company is already evaluating a
working version, so he should have the
new bolt-thru-kit very soon.

See discussion of LGA775 and LGA1366 bolt-thru-kits here:

p.s. I think we have posted over 100 help messages
concerning these stupid push-pins: now that Intel
changed the fastener holes AGAIN, this whole problem
is starting up all over. CHEEEESH!!!