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Old 01-09-11, 03:50 AM
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Hello everyone,

This is my first build so go easy on me

Last night when I removed my motherboard from the case I felt the northbridge heatsink move, "I was holding it to pick up the board." I thought it would be ok since there isn’t anything really heavy on it, just three memory modules and the cpu. I instantly assumed I would have to remove the heatsink and reapply thermal past to the chipset but after reading through some other forums and finding some posts where this has happened to other people, it looks like it might be ok? It’s not really loose I guess, I haven’t picked it up by the heatsink again but applying some pressure doesn’t cause it to move. I'm still unable to boot the system; I haven't gotten my graphics card yet, so if it would cause a problem I won’t even be able to know for sure for another week or two.

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Old 01-09-11, 03:52 AM
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Its an EVGA SLI3 by the way.
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Old 01-09-11, 03:56 AM
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should be ok most of the time they use thermal pads sometimes its pads on the vrms and mofsets and paste on nb if your overly concerned and since ya have a couple weeks I'd go ahead and take it off and see whats what then replace any paste and make sure any pads werent damaged
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Old 01-09-11, 04:22 AM
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if it moved just a little your fine. Just go into your BIOS and see what the temps are. I would assume they should be around 50c to 70c. im not familiar with Intel boards.
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Old 01-09-11, 10:40 PM
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Thanks for the help guys, I'll be able to sleep and not worry about it for two weeks now.
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