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Clearance Issue w/Microcool Northpole PRO Chipset Cooling on Asus P4P800-E Deluxe

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I am getting ready to swap motherboards soon and decided to updgrade my cooling hardware.

As I installed the Microcool Northpole PRO Chipset Cooling heatsink/fan unit, I noticed that there is a rather small gap between the corner of the Intel mounting hardware that came with the unit, and an installed AGP card on the Asus P4P800-E Deluxe.

With the ZALMAN VF700 on my vid card, the corner of the heatsink mounting hardware (intel mounting) runs into the stabilizing bracket on the backside of the card.

I ended up placing the original heatsink back over the Northbridge with a bit of AS5.
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Ahh, That sucks man.

Can one of these help with the situation?

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Sorry! Pic's attached.


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Ahh, That sucks man.

Can one of these help with the situation?


Good idea, I'd just be afraid it would ruin the integrity of the bracket. The card cannot be placed in socket at all. The clearance issue seems to overlap by approximately 1/4" - 3/8".
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As long as there is something on the bracket for the screw to grab onto, Your perfectly safe.

Dremel away!
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