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Scythe Mine 2 too heavy for motherboard??

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September 5, 2011 3:44:14 PM

Hey folks,

Friend of mine suggested that I ask you people on this forum regarding the topic.
I really want to purchase Scythe Mine 2, but I fear it'll pull my mobo down or something seeing how its mounted to socket..

I know it comes with support but will it be enough..??? My other friend warned me it'll hang from socket and its not healthy for my mobo, I just replied "I'm sure they built it for the right support they're offering"

Really interested in Mine 2, before that it was Mugen 2 interest but man.. after seeing Mine 2 (faster fan, fan control at any time pwm/vr etc) just looks too great

My mobo is Gigabyte Technology, GA-MA770-US3, and my housing ThermalTake Armor (link http://www.thermaltakeusa.com/Product.aspx?C=1277&ID=14...) - I think It would fit into my case, what do you think?

Thanks for any replies :D 
a c 716 V Motherboard
September 5, 2011 4:48:27 PM

Welcome to Tom's Forum! :) 

My number one concern is that it fits properly in your case and that your RAM will properly fit; it should fit in your ThermalTake Armor but it's good to measure. Small cases or tall RAM e.g. Dominator's would be a problem. IMO there are other HSF with better performance and quality. As for an alternative, it depends on your OC.

Dimensions:
130x 143 x 160 mm / 5.12 x 5.63 x 6.30 in

Specs - http://www.scythe-usa.com/mine2150index.html

Review and Comparison - http://www.rwlabs.com/article.php?cat=&id=373&pagenumbe...

Video Review {long-winded but good}:
September 5, 2011 5:24:55 PM

Wohoo, a reply!

*reads* hum hum..

Well, like I said my main concern is will it "rip off" my motherboard because of its weight..?

Ram isn't a problem, I have low profile rams 2+2 gb kingmax 400 mhz each (bit old, yes)

As for overclock, I just need something to keep my AMD 955 black edition C3 at 4.0 GHz at low temperatures, cause right now they're 40 degrees idle at stock..

Which better heatsinks you had in mind? (heatsinks like dh d14 is bit out of my way, to expensive to ship, nowhere here to buy)
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a c 716 V Motherboard
September 5, 2011 7:31:51 PM

Tyris1013 said:
Well, like I said my main concern is will it "rip off" my motherboard because of its weight..?

As for overclock, I just need something to keep my AMD 955 black edition C3 at 4.0 GHz at low temperatures, cause right now they're 40 degrees idle at stock..

Which better heatsinks you had in mind?

No, it won't break or "rip off" from your MOBO. IF you were to ship it installed then someone would need to pack it right - e.g. expandable foam.

Since it 'seems' that you're not in the USA, look at the both the OC and noise benchmarks I already listed. Second guessing what you can get is an effort in futility. A 4GHz on a 955BE can be done on a CM 212+ and/or a lot of HSF {see benchmarks}; nice post -> http://www.overclock.net/amd-general/979689-my-new-oced...
September 5, 2011 8:54:02 PM

jaquith said:
No, it won't break or "rip off" from your MOBO. IF you were to ship it installed then someone would need to pack it right - e.g. expandable foam.

Since it 'seems' that you're not in the USA, look at the both the OC and noise benchmarks I already listed. Second guessing what you can get is an effort in futility. A 4GHz on a 955BE can be done on a CM 212+ and/or a lot of HSF {see benchmarks}; nice post -> http://www.overclock.net/amd-general/979689-my-new-oced...


Indeed.. I've actually saw the heatsink, it was first on my list to buy. Than came Mugen 2, and then this boy lol.. It has all the neat features that might come handy one day, so.. Seems like a good cooler, compares to DH D-14 and that's good enough for me.
a c 137 V Motherboard
September 5, 2011 9:22:04 PM

My DH14 was way overkill for my needs. I actually ran my stock-speed i7-860 at 100% without using either of the two fans provided (I use one now on automated fan speed control).

None of the heatsinks should pose a problem, especially for a new Gigabyte board which is very strong.

On the other hand, I think you might be better off with a smaller heatsink for less money. There are some really great $30 to $40 ones (see NCIX).

Fan control:
- if your fan is stuck at 100% you must confirm:
a) your fan is plugged into the "CPU FAN" slot on your motherboard
b) your BIOS is set correctly (mine was on AUTO and needed VOLTAGE to work properly)
a c 716 V Motherboard
September 5, 2011 10:15:48 PM

One of these days I really 'wish' there would be a 'weighted' HSF comparison chart taking into account delta temps & noise levels - aka some form of standardization.

I have nothing against the Noctua NH-D14, it's really BIG and incompatible with some MOBO's and RAM.
September 5, 2011 11:30:21 PM

Indeed, I wanted originally to buy D-14, and was assured it would fit. So this mine2 has got to fit, rofl.

Really worried about my mobo's support tho, it has only 7 screws and not 9 *shrug*

my fans are working fine, I was just commenting how cool it is that you can switch from PWM to VR control at back panel at any given time :) 
September 6, 2011 9:01:14 PM

I have 50 degrees max with prime on full 3.2 GHz load with this, but I think it needs burn in time because of AC mx-3, Is 50 degrees on full load to much for this kind of heatsink?
September 6, 2011 9:09:58 PM

Altho my fan runs 1200 rpm, haven't boosted it at the end. I could add another fan but not sure will that help or make it worse... what do you think, how are my temps?
a c 716 V Motherboard
September 6, 2011 11:03:09 PM

Temps are fine and long as the noise is tolerable...
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