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Intel thermal solution cooler installation on Intel board

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November 16, 2012 8:16:51 PM

I am having trouble with the installation of my after market cooler on my mobo. Its an Intel mobo with an Intel thermal solution cooler on an LGA 1155 socket. Long story short I was following the installation video and saw that these foam segments that are supposed to be on here hit some of the underside pins on the mobo. (I'm sure these pins have a specific name but I don't know it.) So I need to know if the foam coming in contact with these pins is bad or if it doesn't matter before I proceed any further. Thanks in advance for any help!

This is the best pic I could get to show what I mean.

http://i1308.photobucket.com/albums/s612/nja7zips/DSCN0...

Thanks again!
November 16, 2012 9:10:13 PM

They are only solder joints, foam isn't a conductor of electric unless there is water or metal on it so it should be safe.
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November 17, 2012 12:55:14 PM

Thank you very much! That was kind of my thought/hope but I didn't have the experience and didn't want to risk something when dealing with expensive equipment.
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