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Gigabyte DS3L northbridge a lil loose?

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Last response: in Motherboards
February 19, 2008 2:32:20 PM

i noticed my northbridge heatsink is a lil loose , is this normal? or can this cause problems.

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a c 193 V Motherboard
February 19, 2008 2:52:00 PM

Its only held in with 2 spring loaded pins. there is bound to be some movement. As long as its not all out sloppy it should be ok.

If the board is still new you can check the back to make sure the pins are all the way through. You can also just press both pins at once and see if they click in...the pins are spring loaded so they will depress no matter what, its the springs that keep the tension on the heatsink. so if you get no click(remember press both at once....this keeps the pressure even) you should be fine(even if you do get a click, then it should be in right from then on....)
February 19, 2008 4:03:03 PM

ok btw nukemaster , i just put together my pc with my new mobo and everything is running fine ^_^ , its a biotch to put together a pc , but my zalman is still kind of loose , its tighter then before tho. im looking @ coretemp and all my cours are even cooler then before , there all under 30c. should i worry ?
a c 193 V Motherboard
February 19, 2008 4:18:39 PM

no reason to worry.

You only need to worry over 65-70 IMO.

Sitting fully loaded @ 51,51,54,56(yeah i know, its uneven, but its always been that way) with f@h on all cores. Thats with the motherboards auto fan speed turned about 2000rpms for the fan with a room temp of 24. The temps are always about that(at load), the board just slows down the fan in a cool room....