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Reattaching JUST SB stock cooler to crosshair IV board, can I cut the heat pipe?

post #1 of 14
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I would like to put the stock heat sink back on my crosshair IV board SB. If I cut the heat pipe connecting it to the rest of the stock cooling set up, and reattach, will it cool it sufficiently?
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post #2 of 14
Nope, the heatpipe will act just like a lump of copper and not like a zero-thermal-resistance material.
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post #3 of 14
Why do you need to cut it?
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post #4 of 14
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Quote:
Originally Posted by Maximus Desces Meridius;12419788 
Why do you need to cut it?

Cause I'm putting a after market cooler on my graphics card and my SB water block will get in the way.
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post #5 of 14
Cut = Bad.
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post #6 of 14
Better to find a better solution, Water block the card maybe
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post #7 of 14
Heat pipes are filled with a liquid and a partial vacuum. If you cut it you'll lose the vacuum and it won't work anymore.
post #8 of 14
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Yea from all the research I've done today it's looking like to be a bad idea.
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post #9 of 14
Quote:
Originally Posted by JRHudson;12419940 
Yea from all the research I've done today it's looking like to be a bad idea.




Yes, it's not a good idea. redface.gif



and aside from anything else, you would forfeit the right to ever get a RMA if yours died for whatever reason.
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post #10 of 14
The heatpipe will not work, but that heatsink is more than sufficient for the south bridge.

Go for it.

Just a little forced convection (a fan) will work.
Edited by Sun - 2/17/11 at 8:40am
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