So I just completed the build referenced in this earlier thread thread
- the parts at issue in this question are the 4770k CPU and the NH-D14 cooler. The install was much easier than I thought it'd go, except for one aspect. After applying the thermal compound, I wasn't able to push down on the cooler and screw it in in one motion, and ended up pulling up on the cooler slightly at least once, probably twice, to help guide the mounting screws on either side. Could this have messed with the distribution of compound?