I was installing a Hyper 212 Plus on my Asus P8Z68-V PRO yesterday, and for some reason a couple of the nuts going into the 4 screws of the CPU cooler felt tight. I had to tighten the screws and nuts with a screwdriver, using the included nut adaptor (sorry, don't know the official term).
I had to tighten the screws to get them to seat evenly on the surface of the motherboard. But then I started worrying that I may have overtightened the screws and damaged my motherboard.
So my question is: how would I know I have cracked or damaged my motherboard from overtightening the CPU cooler screws? My PC boots, and I ran IntelBurnTest on maximum and didn't see any errors.
Would I know right away if I damaged the motherboard?
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Usually a loud crack, motherboard doesn't POST (no display to monitor), follow by a stream of "dag nabbits"! :P
You'd know cuz more then likely it wouldn't boot. If it was cracked i think you would of heard it!