Originally Posted by Oli
This new kit uses screws. The old retention kit "converts" the socket 775 to socket 478 and then you use the socket 478 bracket that was delivered with your Scythe cooler.
The new kit just uses the socket 775 bracket but the lastic pushpins are removed. Through the holes (in which the pushpins once were) you can screw the cooler to a backplate from the new kit. So no more socket 478 conversion.
Mmmm - looks tricky - mounting 4 screws equally so that the cooler touches the complete surface of the CPU.
If I tighten one screw too much, the cooler might not touch the CPU surface as it should.
How can I prevent that from happening?
Do you have some pictures of this process and the end result?