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post #11 of 20
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another question. is the heatsink hard to take off? do i have to take the mobo out of my case to remove the heatsink?
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Other than Intel's hooks, I don't know of a single mobo that doesn't require mobo removal.
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post #13 of 20
Mobo must be removed to remove heatsink. It is attached by 2 plastic pins. These need to be squeezed, then pulled/pushed through the hole. It's fiddly to remove, but not hard.

I have a HR-05-SLI, and I get 32C NB temp. This is running at 414MHz on 1.5V, with ambient at 20C.
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Mobo must be removed to remove heatsink. It is attached by 2 plastic pins. These need to be squeezed, then pulled/pushed through the hole. It's fiddly to remove, but not hard.

I have a HR-05-SLI, and I get 32C NB temp. This is running at 414MHz on 1.5V, with ambient at 20C.
wow.... im really impressed.

dam i hate taking out the NB. im always thinking that i will damage something during this process and i dont have any way of grounding myself... i do have a homemade ESD but i dont no if it works or not. its just a peice of wire about 5feet long and i just tie one end to my wrist and the other to the metal part of my case... but i dont no if it works.. of course the part touching my wrist and my case is stripped so im making contact with the metal strands inside instead of the plastice coverings.
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post #15 of 20
Yeah, that home-made grounding device will work just as well as ones you have to pay for.

I forgot to say, my NB temp of 32C is with a 7cm fan zip-tied onto the heatsink.
post #16 of 20
Shoot, I know about static stuff and still work on my rigs on carpet with no grounding.
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Shoot, I know about static stuff and still work on my rigs on carpet with no grounding.
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After about 20 builds and rebuilds I stopped worrying.
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post #19 of 20
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you won't know if you have damaged your parts or not. the shock that it takes to damage a component is , i believe, 5x less than what you can feel.

static shocks can lead to a shorter life span of components, less OCability. and other unpleasant things that you won't notice.

(im guessing on the less OCability)
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Well, my GFX is currently breaking the site record for core/mem speed... I'm not hating... just unconcerned.
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