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Originally Posted by thisispatrick View Post
This. Spent half an hour wondering if I should just push it down or not.
XD i did the same thing. i just closed my eyes and hoped to god i was right.
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post #12 of 45
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Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
LOL.... try watercooling.
it's so true, you think the stock cooler is bad.
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Originally Posted by Imglidinhere View Post
I've been there too. The Mugen is a pain like no other...

Unless you have ever had the displeasure of trying to install the Scythe Big Shuriken on an LGA 1156 board...
Installing the big typhoon back in the day... that thing was so freaking top heavy ! I kept getting so paranoid I was going to screw something up with all the pressure I had on the CPU and mobo trying to attach that thing.
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post #14 of 45
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Originally Posted by mr. biggums View Post
it's so true, you think the stock cooler is bad.
I spent 8+ hrs on watercooling before.... cutting tubing, cable management, deciding a better layout, repeat 2-4 times.
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post #15 of 45
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Buying a phenom II and mounting my Mugen2 on it, it was pita the first time
This, I had a Mugen II on my Q9550...
post #16 of 45
Are we talking about installing the CPU or heatsinks?

I've only installed a LGA 1366 chip and a LGA 1155 chip and both times I almost shat brix when pushing the latch down. You would think that I would have been used to it from my first i7 but no. That noise haunts me to this day. I thought I was going to ruin the CPU,
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post #17 of 45
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Originally Posted by blackbalt89 View Post
Are we talking about installing the CPU or heatsinks?

I've only installed a LGA 1366 chip and a LGA 1155 chip and both times I almost shat brix when pushing the latch down. You would think that I would have been used to it from my first i7 but no. That noise haunts me to this day. I thought I was going to ruin the CPU,
Thoughts going through my head "Is it supposed to be that hard to snap shut ? did I just bend the pins, oh no my cpu is ruined... im sure of it"
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post #18 of 45
With Server 2008R2 you have the ability to replace one of the cpu's(some servers have multiple cpu's) while the server is still up and running.Microsoft calls it "hot-replace".I can only imagine the stress involved in doing this replacement.
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post #19 of 45
^ @ Headnik. same thing for me. That last bit of pressure for those chips has me cringing to get that lock down all the way.

I found my old 478 was a pain in the ass for the Heatsink, it was not screwed down but used a flex bracket, if you didn't get the end in just right it would POP off. It was like a loaded gun. Not hard to install but too easy to get it wrong.
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post #20 of 45
When I was building my SB rig and installing the 2600k, when I went to lock it in.... it was making like a crunching noise. I immediately came to OCN and asked if it was supposed to do that, apparently it was.

The anxiety I had securing my 2600k was ridiculous....

Quote:
Originally Posted by DuckieHo View Post
I spent 8+ hrs on watercooling before.... cutting tubing, cable management, deciding a better layout, repeat 2-4 times.
Yep. I wouldn't have the patience for WCing.
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