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Recently had a few problems with BSOD's/crashes so i thought i would essentially "rebuild" the rig to see if that may fix some of the issues. I popped the side of my K62 and started to remove SATA/PSU leads.

Took out the Xonar and 470 and just happened to knock one of the extended LanCool MoBo thumb screws AND IT MOVED!! To my horror all the other MoBo screws were loose to. I tightened them all up again and thought i should check everything else and god dammit the H50 was loose as well (when i say loose i mean you could unscrew it a few turns and the bolt fell out!.

Now i've never ever had problems with PC components "working" loose (my minimoto quadard had a nasty habit of "shedding" bolts) so i purchased some Locktite threadlock (blue) and it never happend again. Has anyone ever had such a problem with there rig before? and if it persists do you reckon using the threadlock would be a good idea?

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Never heard of that problem, but you could use a medium strength tread locker.
Something like Loctite 248, which is in stick form, I think it makes it easy to apply and you don't waste any.
I use it on RC Helicopters(small bolts) and have had no problems with it.


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Never heard of that problem, but you could use a medium strength tread locker.
Something like Loctite 248, which is in stick form, I think it makes it easy to apply and you don't waste any.
I use it on RC Helicopters(small bolts) and have had no problems with it.

Hmm, interesting, never seen/heard of this before.
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Originally Posted by arioscrimson View Post
Hmm, interesting, never seen/heard of this before.
its very common stuff in like automotive and paintball, its not used in computers much because its made for high vibration environments, or when you need a super-tight and reliable seal against water/c02/HPA/etc



i can send you a little sampler tube of the red stuff, but using loctite is going to lock those thumb screws on there so tight it will make them useless as thumb screws (IE, you WILL need a full size screwdriver to get them off)


just use normal screws, and tighten them with a screwdriver, and call it a day
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Have tightened it all up will keep an eye on it if it happens again i will try the threadlock (Loctite blue in a small red/brownish tube).

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