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post #1 of 11
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Today, i opened my Noctua NC U6 which i was to place into my new motherboard which i am now currently building my Pc and to find out that one of the parts is missing, which is that i found no Spacer Foam.

its the little square thing in the packet:

http://www.overclockersclub.com/revi...6/images/4.jpg

its basically a very thin foam pad that you can either stick to the bottom of the heatsink, or on the chipset itself.

What do I do? i was thinking of double sided tape but that was useless because it was too thick. and my northbridge chipset is not the heatspread kind, thats why it is very important that i must have something to protect it.

i am hopinging someone here can help me on this, it is quite urgent as i have left the room with all my parts there just to come onto another pc with an internet connection to ask for help on what to do in this situation.

i would really appreciate it.

thanks.
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post #2 of 11
You don't need it. it's only to protect n00bs from cracking the core.
all you have to do is put even pressure when mounting and you'll be fine.
post #3 of 11
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i see, but of course i would have to apply a thin layer of thermal paste on it of course.

so you sure it would be okay for me to still place it even without the foam? and what kind of even pressure may i ask do i have to press on it?
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post #4 of 11
well you can make some shims w/ masking tape or electical tape on either side of the core. just put down a strip, check height, rinse repeat ad nauseum.
i've seen it done on some random site somewhere for older Athlon procs
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post #5 of 11
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well this is for a Northbridge chipset, which the cooler was made for.

so are u saying that i just stick down layers of masking or electric tape on 4 sides of the chipset until it reaches a certain level, then i can smack on the cooler?

probably, is there another way? is it safer to have some foam or not?
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post #6 of 11
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umm okay then. anyone?

so can i just place it ontop and tighten the screws then?
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post #7 of 11
I have an NU-06 myself, the foam is not necessary, just be sure to take care when clipping the cooler onto the board. As for thermal paste, just spread a thin layer over the core of the Northbridge.
post #8 of 11
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dont you mean an Noctua NC U6?

and can u advice me how to place it carefully may i ask?

and on the northbridge, i only spread a thin layer only on the chipset? or the whole thing? if u know what i mean.
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post #9 of 11
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Originally Posted by Orbis_Non_Sufficit View Post
and on the northbridge, i only spread a thin layer only on the chipset? or the whole thing? if u know what i mean.
on the core (chip) of the NB
http://www.noctua.at/pdf/manuals/noc..._manual_en.pdf

btw you could have also contacted noctua support directly to get a new form thingy ...i once bent the mounting clip of the heatSink ..so i emailed them explaining the problem ( attached the bill scan )and they kindly sent me a new one with some promo stuff of theres , got the stuff a week after my email...
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post #10 of 11
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well, i cant really wait for a week, unless i use the time for lapping it, which im gon have to learn and buy a alpping kit as well. also i tend to lapp my Tuniq Tower 120 also.

so can i just place the cooler on top and screw in the brackets in then? thus me not hving to worry about the spacer foam?
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