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8 pin CPU cable behind the heatsink push pin (?)

post #1 of 5
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I got a new PSU, and yesterday doing cable managment I ended up "hiding" the 8 pin CPU cable behind the heatsink push pin. They're touching each other.

I've added a pic, so you guys can see.

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I was wondering if the push pin heats up it might "melt" my cable or damage my system. So, am I doing this right or not?
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I think it's gonna take ALOT more heat then is safe for the CPU, to melt the wires...
And besides, the pins won't get very warm anyways thumb.gif
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post #3 of 5
That is fine, the retention lock (push pin) should not get hot enough to cause damage in any circumstances.
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=) Feel more safe now. Thanks.
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Yeah the retention mech is made out of steel, and steel is a craptastic heat conductor.
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