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There is some flex in most mainboards and the intel cooler is quite weighty. It will cause the board to bend like that along with the weight of the heatpipe arrangment. As long as there are no visible signs of any cracking anywhere on the board it should be ok to use.

The increased flex when the cooler is fixed in is due to the 4 restraining pins being heavily sprung to provide enough force to keep the cooler in constant contact with the cpu. They pull against the mainboard at 4 fixed points so until it is securely fitted on the case stand offs the board will flex under their force too. Most decent quality mainboards have a rigid metal backplate behind the cpu socket to transfer and spread out some of this loading to prevent this occuring.

Once mounted properly on the case stand offs it will be flat.
This is what someone at the Asus's VIP forums had to say... what do you think?
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i flexed the hell outta mine while installing the intel stock cooler and is perfect now.
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Once mounted in the case the flexing will be countered by the mount points, and all will be well. Modern epoxy board can take quite a lot of abuse without breaking, especially the layered boards used for motherboards. When out of the case, my board has a pretty nice flex from a big heavy heatsink.
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i flexed the hell outta mine while installing the intel stock cooler and is perfect now.
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Once mounted in the case the flexing will be countered by the mount points, and all will be well. Modern epoxy board can take quite a lot of abuse without breaking, especially the layered boards used for motherboards. When out of the case, my board has a pretty nice flex from a big heavy heatsink.
K, thanks. Ill put in in my case and see, I tried flexing it with my hands in the opposite direction, it flexed did pretty easily with very little pressure, so it should be OK.
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This is what ASUS tech support had to say, just though you might be interested to see...
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From:ASUS TSD
To:***************
Date:2008-06-10 17:23:22


Dear Valued Customer,
Thank you for contacting ASUS Customer Service.

My name is Cooper and it's my pleasure to help you with your problem.

This could be normal, and our motherboard allows to be bent a little. If you tested the motherboard can work without any problem, then please just fix it into your case. Be careful when you fixing it.

You can also change another CPU fan, if you worry that the flex will damage the motherboard.


Welcome to refer FAQ for ASUS products in ASUS website:
http://support.asus.com/troubleshoot...Language=en-us
http://support.asus.com/faq/faq.aspx?SLanguage=en-us

If having any problems, please don't hesitate to let me know. Let's discuss this issue together.
Thank you for using ASUS products and enjoying ASUS services!

Cooper
ASUS Customer Service Center (Shanghai , China)
If you have any suggestions or complaints about our technical support
service, please e-mail your feedback to http://vip.asus.com/eservice/techserv.aspx. We will then
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i agree there is flex in the mb,just mount in case dont tightin the mounting screws to tight,imo
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