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    Heatsink loose on MII12000

    I was about to mount all components in my case when i noticed that the heatsink under the fan on my MII12000 is kinda loose. It is held down with 2 small springs. Is this normal, or should it be tight on the board? Should i lift it off and use some thermal paste?

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    Thermal paste is always good. Never build a PC without it.

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    spring mounts, yes, normal - not ideal but normal yes- do a trick with a couple of thin washers if you want to tighten it up

    it should have some paste - probably just a thin layer of cheap white silicon if its like my M10000..... if you want to do the business then scrape it off and use some arctic silver instead, much better stuff, its worth at least a couple of degrees C @ 50 over the white

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    Thanks for the replies. Think illl just use some paste on it.

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