Hi, i just got a Volcano 7+ to cool my overclocked northwood (There is only on shop in germany which has it). I put arctic silver on the cpu, installed the cooler, and then removed it, to see, if there was contact between the base and the cpu, and, ups, no arctic silver on the base, so no contact. I had to use a very thick layer of the artic silver to make contact, and now the results of the cooler are not very good. I searched this forum for help, found something, but this didn't help. These white plastic pins at the retention module are not the problem. ANYONE KNOWS A SOLUTION??? I don't want to buy the swiftech, because it's to expensive.