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I5-2400 heatsink install remove mobo?

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January 3, 2012 2:00:34 AM

Hey everyone,

Just swapped a i3-2100 for a i5-2400 in my silverstone tj08-e case. These stock intel heatsink push pins make me nervous. Some claim that I need to remove the motherboard to make sure the pushpins made it all the way through.
Is this necessary? When I installed I left the mobo in the case. I placed a considerable amount of pressure on the pins two at a time diagonal from one another and made sure the pins were rotated fully away from the direction of the arrow. My idle temps average 27 +-2 degrees. If one of the pins was not secure surely I would have higher temps?
I must say that my AMD stock heatsinks were cake compared to this. I've heard dodgey things about the push pin system. thanks
a b K Overclocking
January 3, 2012 2:18:04 AM

Temps are fine. You must have gotten it secure.
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a c 197 K Overclocking
January 3, 2012 2:26:38 AM

It is easier to check if the HSF is mounted properly with the motherboard out of the case, but it is not necessary. Like Delroy said, if your idle temps are good, it's mounted proerly.
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a b K Overclocking
January 3, 2012 6:34:39 PM

wwusa83 said:
Hey everyone,

Just swapped a i3-2100 for a i5-2400 in my silverstone tj08-e case. These stock intel heatsink push pins make me nervous. Some claim that I need to remove the motherboard to make sure the pushpins made it all the way through.
Is this necessary? When I installed I left the mobo in the case. I placed a considerable amount of pressure on the pins two at a time diagonal from one another and made sure the pins were rotated fully away from the direction of the arrow. My idle temps average 27 +-2 degrees. If one of the pins was not secure surely I would have higher temps?
I must say that my AMD stock heatsinks were cake compared to this. I've heard dodgey things about the push pin system. thanks

For future reference , your case has a large cutout in the mobo tray, all you would have to do is remove the left hand case panel to see the pins.



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January 3, 2012 10:18:43 PM

delluser1 said:
For future reference , your case has a large cutout in the mobo tray, all you would have to do is remove the left hand case panel to see the pins.

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Well I feel kind of silly at this point. Could anyone tell me what I'm looking for as far as how the pins look on the backside of the motherboard to make sure they are secure? I feel like I used a considerable amount of force putting the heatsink on I'm hoping I didn't damage the mobo or the pins.
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