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HSF weight... too heavy?

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Hey guys,

With the "Heavy Weight" HSF's (i.e. Tuniq, Scythe, Noctua et al.) mounted, and the MoBo standing upright have any of you thought "Jeez, is that thing hanging on the Mainboard and pulling away from the IHS or Die?"

I swear it looks like there is an angle of "sag" on my Noctua (when the airbox is not in place - when it is, it supports the HSF) the Backplate is mounted properly and the HSF is attached fully to the mount.

Anyone care to comment?
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post #2 of 8
Add a zip-tie or piece of string and support it from somewhere on the case. Someplace like where the side panel attaches, generally there are some holes there you could hook something on.
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yeah my friends cracked his motherboard with a heavy hsf, they are pretty bad
post #4 of 8
I wouldn't worry about it. For anything to happen it would basically have to tear a large square chunk right out of the mobo and I don't think that's gonna happen any time soon
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post #5 of 8
I've posted this a dozen times before:

GET SOME GOOD VELCRO STICKING TO THE PANEL SIDE OF THE POWER SUPPLY UNIT. Custom cut a longer strip that attaches and hangs down to reach the heatsink grill and support it like that.
Works great with my HEAVY BIG TYPHOON without stress to the mobo or socket bracket. Also keeps my cpu temps cooler than without.
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I think you're right. My IHS isn't glued to my CPU, it just sits on top. The first day i put it on, i was getting around 35C load in a 77F room. Now i'm getting 36C load in a 75F room. Good idea, i'm gonna try to put on some kind of support.
post #7 of 8
Not too much to worry about, motherboards are pretty tough as long as you don't bump it around it will be fine and if you have to transport it in a car lay the case on its side.
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I think the bigger problem would be warping after a long period of time. And everything warps after a long enough time even with little amounts of pressure. Take a piece of paper and leave one end on something higher then the other, after a few days the paper will be warped from it.
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