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The intel stock HSF might warp your mobo

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I was pulling apart an old computer (q6600) that had some issues to see if anything was visibly damaged/burned out, and to my surprise the mobo was warped! (It's very noticeable to the naked eye) It seems like the way the HSF pushed on the CPU warped the mobo. I put on a different cooler and it actually straightened it out a big since the backplate gives it a bit of support, but the stock HSF doesn't have a backplate, it's just those pins that stick through.
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Even further reason to not use those demonic devices.
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uh huhhhhhh.............and exactly what other facts can you present to substantiate your claim? because as far as i'm concerned there are too many unknown variables making this simply anecdotal. the fact that you were checking your previously troubled computer for cpu damage says a lot on its own.
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uh huhhhhhh.............and exactly what other facts can you present to substantiate your claim? because as far as i'm concerned there are too many unknown variables making this simply anecdotal. the fact that you were checking your previously troubled computer for cpu damage says a lot on its own.

I said it MIGHT warp it. Because I don't have any scientific evidence that it was indeed the cooler that did it.

The reason why I think it's the cooler is because the mobo is only warped right where the CPU is, and the part that's warped the most happens to be right where the cooler comes into contact with the CPU. That and the fact that putting on a cooler with a backplate support straightened it out makes me think the crappy stock HSF is to blame (or at least partially to blame)
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It is possible that it could have. I personally don't like bending a motherboard for snapping 4 pieces into the motherboard, plus the cooler is horrible.
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Most boards will be warped at least slightly by the stock cooler and cheaper boards with fewer PCB layers/thinner PCBs, will usually be warped more.

This is almost never a problem. A board can often be significantly warped with no ill effects. Also, many boards are far from flat right out of the box, being warped during manufacture or by the default retention mechanism.
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