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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 06:43 AM - Thread Starter
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Loose MOBO VRM Heatsink Rivet

The upper VRM heatsink rivets in my Prime X370 Pro are a bit loose.

It was my AIO (mounted on top). I had to unmount it and the weight of it loosened the rivets on that heatsink.

Is not broken, nor super loose but I think there is way less clamping force on them now and I would like to tighten them back.

Any ideas how to do that without having to remove the rivet and using a crimping tool?

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CPU LLC3 and SOC LLC3 / CPU and SOC Phase control = Extreme / CPU Current Cap. 130% BIAS=CB11.5 (CB15 score 1780)

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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 05-11-2019, 07:41 AM
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The heat sinks are indeed riveted on! OMG. I used to go to the hardware store and get nuts,bolts, and washers to replace the stock screws on cheap boards. Did it on a Sabertooth too. Now they are using rivets?

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I have nothing against rivets. It was entirely my fault.

I guess eventually I will remove them and put some proper nut/washer/bolts.

So far I checked the temps in HWinfo and my Termometer gun and the temps are perfectly OK. So I'm not gonna touch these rivets unless is critically important.

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TPUII / 40.5x / 1.425v Vcore / SOC 1v
CPU LLC3 and SOC LLC3 / CPU and SOC Phase control = Extreme / CPU Current Cap. 130% BIAS=CB11.5 (CB15 score 1780)
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