Question Noctua NH-D15S Screw tightness

Dec 17, 2020
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Hi,

Im installing the Noctua NH-D15S, and im a little lost how tight the screws should be. The manual says screw until they stop, does this mean all the way down until there is no more turn to turn. Or should it be like only 5-10turn when the screw is half way down ?

Can this damage the processor or motherboard, or is it safe proofed with the spring screws ?

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Dec 17, 2020
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Hi it's me again.

I just looked at the manual for that cooler.

It says "Tighten the screws until they stop".

https://noctua.at/pub/media/blfa_files/manual/noctua_nh_d15s_manual_en_web_v2.pdf

Section 3 in the manual.

"Caution: Gently tighten the screws until they stop, but don’t use excessive force (max. torque 0.6 Nm)"

Tighten them until they stop and you stop there. Do not force them further. :)
You are amazing to reply :)
This is the part im a little afraid of. But I asume its okey to basically screw them all the way down, just feels like the turning is quite stiff from the start.
 

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