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Old 17th December, 2002, 02:45 AM
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8RDA+ and Swiftech MCX462+ HS gap

If anyone has a Swiftech HS with their 8RDA+ can you help me out?

The HS comes with 8 black washers and 4 plastic spacers for large holes. The instructions say if you have normal small holes (which the 8RDA+ has) then put a black washer on each side and use the locking hexnut on other side. When I do this however the nut only tightens so far and there is still a gap, it doesnt get tight so the HS will be wobbly.

Anyone else have this problem or know how to fix it?

I put one of the plastic spacers with the black washer on the back nad it allows to tighten then but now it sticks out too far in the back of the mobo and im afraid it will short something out.

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Old 17th December, 2002, 02:59 AM
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I'm asssuming that means you don't know or don't understand the problem.
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i accidently posted in the wrong forum and wasnt able to delete it. however, i dont understand why they wont tighten down all the way. the nuts are the locking type with the nylon insert, when the insert startes to hit the threads they usually get pretty hard to turn. are you sure you have bottomed out the nuts? the threads go the entire length of the shaft so you should be able to just tighten them all the way down
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works fine with mine
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I used black washers on the back and front of the little stand offs as said and tightened them as far as I could and then put the white washers, one on each bolt, then the springs, then another washer,screwed heatsink to standoffs and voila nice and tight for me.
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Old 17th December, 2002, 06:45 PM
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I used black washers on the back and front of the little stand offs as said and tightened them as far as I could and then put the white washers, one on each bolt, then the springs, then another washer,screwed heatsink to standoffs and voila nice and tight for me.
Ok whew thats exactly what I did too. I had to use a white washer because with just two black washers they wouldnt tighten all the way. I put the white spacer on the back side of the motherboard where the locking nut is.

I was just concerned because with the white washer on in the back of the motherboard it sticks out further and just didnt want it to short soemthing out from the metal case.
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Old 17th December, 2002, 09:53 PM
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ive got one of these as well it fits fine, standoff-black washer-motherboard-black washer-nylon lock nut. you could try threading the nut onto the standoff without any washers and not attached to your mobo, just to check the nut threads are ok, take it past the nylon insert.
the critical dimension is from the motherboard up, ie, black washer, standoff is the "do not alter hieght" . i think ive read yours correct, you say youve used the white washer (which is thicker than the two black ones put together?), surely the thinner black ones would allow you to tighten it up correctly and the nut would use its nylon insert to grip the thread.
You should tighten the locknuts up until they use the nylock in the top of the nut, until the nut closes the gap, you hardly have to use any force to tighten it up once it bottoms out, say 1/4 turn if that, because any tighter would damage the board, only downside to this, if you ever remove the heatsink, youll need to remove the mobo again as the posts always spin, but this is the safest way!
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