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can you mount the 120 extreme so that its facing lengthwise with the motherboard (the abnormal direction) i did a search and found a mention of this but no direct confirmation, and any heatsink that cannot mount this way will be useless to me

someone with one on intel know?

also the IFX description claims it can, but looking at their install directions, it doesnt seem like it could at all, especially compared to the ultra 120 directions which, to me at least, it looks like it will be able to
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I've seen some people mounting it in that direction.
Why do you need it that way?
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Most heatsinks can mount either way, since socket 775 is simply a square formation rotating it should be no problem.

I'm not familiar with the TT Ultra 120 extreme mounting hardware though, but again, it's just a square so i don't see why it wouldn't work that way.
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can you mount the 120 extreme so that its facing lengthwise with the motherboard (the abnormal direction) i did a search and found a mention of this but no direct confirmation, and any heatsink that cannot mount this way will be useless to me

someone with one on intel know?

also the IFX description claims it can, but looking at their install directions, it doesnt seem like it could at all, especially compared to the ultra 120 directions which, to me at least, it looks like it will be able to
On S775, I believe you've got your choice on how you want to orient the HSF (because you've got four mounting points which are equidistant to each other).

On S939 (your sig rig, for instance), it's not possible because there are only two mounting points where you can attach the retaining bolt mechanism.

Most S939 boards will allow a mounting with the fans blowing vertically; only the DFIs will allow a mount with the fans blowing horizontally.

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I've seen some people mounting it in that direction.
Why do you need it that way?
the rig im building will have full lengthwise airflow with no widthwise airflow, its a weird case design from dangerden im having them modify a little

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Most heatsinks can mount either way, since socket 775 is simply a square formation rotating it should be no problem.

I'm not familiar with the TT Ultra 120 extreme mounting hardware though, but again, it's just a square so i don't see why it wouldn't work that way.
thats what i thought looking at the install directions im just hoping someone can confirm it because if not im SOL
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