15 hours ago, narrdarr said:
Your probably correct in someway. Have you check how well your TIM spread?
The TIM was spread somewhat good. It's probably not spreading as much due to the warp in the socket area.
15 hours ago, Jeppes said:
Try some spacers on the back side if you think its low mounting pressure. Just dont over do it again
Spacers wouldn't work in this case because the standoffs on the socket side are completely flush with the mobo. It worked on the previous cooler because the standoffs were different.
In any case thanks for the answers. I'll be upgrading the system soon anyway so this mobo will go out the window