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just got my board and hooked it all up to test and install windows, seems like its running perfectly, detecs all my ram, installed x64 ultimate fast and its fairly quiet.

But i just looked at the board from the top while putting it in my Antec 900 and it seems that the intel cooler is bowing the board a little from the pressure of the 4 pins, is that normal? (even my zalman's clip didnt bend it that bad :/ )
    
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just got my board and hooked it all up to test and install windows, seems like its running perfectly, detecs all my ram, installed x64 ultimate fast and its fairly quiet.

But i just looked at the board from the top while putting it in my Antec 900 and it seems that the intel cooler is bowing the board a little from the pressure of the 4 pins, is that normal? (even my zalman's clip didnt bend it that bad :/ )
Hi.

A mild bow in the board is quite common for me, but I stress "mild".

Perhaps post a picture of the board on-edge so that we can all make an assesment?

Also, there are backplates that can be purchased (or made) that will help alleviate this issue.
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Perhaps it's an optical illusion. Not that I'm doubting what you're saying, xviosx, but I'd venture to suggest that it's a little tough to see actual bowing from the plan view (directly on top) as opposed to a profile view (from any of the sides).

As Syrillian suggested, though, perhaps a picture to show us.
    
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yea thats what i meant, i was looking at the top from the case, so top edge of the board mounted in the case

pic of what i mean :

Edited by xviosx - 12/18/08 at 12:06pm
    
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Wow... That is definitely bowed.

What motherboard is that? (Sorry if the question sounds daft.)

Have you tried turning the machine on yet, to see if there are any ill effects from the slight bend in the motherboard PCB?
    
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Like I'd said, it ran fine, temps were fine, everything seemed to work, installed windows way faster then my AMD lol

edit: havent tried running it in the case yet
2nd edit : oops sorry, its the ASUS 750i P5N-D
    
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well do you guys think its safe to run like that? (on the good side, least its making good contact with the IHS? lol sorry, im just excited for new stuff, and slightly worried)
    
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It might be safe to run it like that if you never move it. I'd be afraid of jarring the computer with a board bowing that much. That is strange. Is the board properly screwed into the motherboard tray at all possible points?
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post #9 of 16
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Yup, made sure they were all tight and all 9 are there, maybe I dont have the heatsink seated right? It took a tremendous amount of force to get it to "snap" into place, but thats how it said to mount it -.-
    
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post #10 of 16
Ive had that problem with all my ASUS boards to date, they seem to 'bend' easily.
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