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Iwill KK266 + Maze2= ?

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Feb 4, 2001
I would like some user input on the mounting mechanism as used on the DD Maze2.

As shown on their site, I have potential issues with two things.

1) Using a steel rule to determine whether or not I've installed my water block correctly..IE 'Flush'.

2) Using this method to insure my dies safety: "Tighten just enough to secure the block to the board so that it doesn't rotate. DO NOT OVER TIGHTEN. This can result in a cracked CPU."

THe link ishere.
The above two procedures do not evoke a great amount of confidence in me.

Any other suggestions or tricks that I might find a little more inspiring? :)

Yes, I did read Joe's article in it's entirety. :)


www.coolerguys.com has some great non conductive shims for about $9.00. They are a great insurance policy, and really will keep you from cracking the core. Should allow you some more leeway with your install.
Thanks, dunno.

I am not really a 'shim guy'. I've removed and installed HSFs dozens of time on Socket-A CPUs, and have only chipped one Duron core..it still functions. :)

I have a relatively nice water block hold down that a friend with a mschine shop made for me, but I cannot use it due to the width of the Maze2.

I'll get one on order this week, and use their mounting mechanism. I'll just tighten it up in acord with their instructions.

Thanks for your response,