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I came across this while looking up cooler reviews.
http://clunk.org.uk/reviews/high-per...11/Page-2.html

Hope it's ok to link to this.
     
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As with some of the other coolers in this roundup, the V6 GT uses a large, universal back plate. Sadly, because of the size of this back plate, it is not compatible with many current 1155 motherboards because it when it is tightened down, it will short out several of the solder points on the back of the board. You can work round this by placing some 1~2mm plastic washers between the back plate and motherboard, however, the V6GT does not come with these washers, so out of the box, it can potentially kill your motherboard, so please be aware of that.
I'm assuming that's what you're referring to. Good to know, I suppose.
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cooler warning bro!
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post #4 of 19
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Originally Posted by phazer11 View Post
I came across this while looking up cooler reviews.
http://clunk.org.uk/reviews/high-per...11/Page-2.html

Hope it's ok to link to this.
That cooler's for "CPU Socket - Intel Socket LGA1366 / 1156 / 775"

So why the Sandy Bridge warning?
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post #5 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by ACHILEE5 View Post
That cooler's for "CPU Socket - Intel Socket LGA1366 / 1156 / 775"

So why the Sandy Bridge warning?
Because it fits but the backplate can cause shorts.
post #6 of 19
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Originally Posted by achilee5 View Post
that cooler's for "cpu socket - intel socket lga1366 / 1156 / 775"

so why the sandy bridge warning?
1156=1155
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post #7 of 19
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Originally Posted by ACHILEE5 View Post
That cooler's for "CPU Socket - Intel Socket LGA1366 / 1156 / 775"

So why the Sandy Bridge warning?
1156 socket cooler fit is compatible with 1155 socket
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Originally Posted by Sushimaster View Post
1156 socket cooler fit is compatible with 1155 socket
Not this one
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V6 GT worked perfectly fine on my board...
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post #10 of 19
Quote:
Originally Posted by JedixJarf View Post
V6 GT worked perfectly fine on my board...
But what about the backplate

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Serious 1155 Issues.

As with some of the other coolers in this roundup, the V6 GT uses a large, universal back plate. Sadly, because of the size of this back plate, it is not compatible with many current 1155 motherboards because it when it is tightened down, it will short out several of the solder points on the back of the board. You can work round this by placing some 1~2mm plastic washers between the back plate and motherboard, however, the V6GT does not come with these washers, so out of the box, it can potentially kill your motherboard, so please be aware of that
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