Subject: heatsink/fan weight
By: mike (IP: 69.208.168.*)
Written on: 01-08-2005 20:59

First time builder here. I'm puzzled about the maximum weight that a heatsink/fan can be. According to Intel's guide, the heatsink/fan should not exceed 450g as it could crack the top of the cpu. Does this only apply if you were to put all the weight of a heatsink/fan on top of the cpu and die? is it okay for the weight to be more as long as you have the proper brackets and support of the heatsink/fan to bear some of the weight?

By: Tillmann (IP: 146.140.7.*)
Written on: 05-08-2005 11:30


many heatsinks exceed the maximum weight as recommended by Intel.

The actual problem is not mainly the CPU, but the motherboard. If you have a heavy cooler, and move your PC around, a lot of stress is put on the motherboard. If you don't move your PC around a lot (and if so, do it carefully), a heavier heatsink shouldn't be a problem.

By: mike (IP: 69.208.168.*)
Written on: 06-08-2005 09:10

Tillman, thank you for your response. I didn't know how it was really possible for a quality heatsink to weigh less than 450g. The aluminum ones I saw were around that weight, and the copper ones, hundreds more. I did go back to one of Intel's guide and I re-read the part about the weight. The point was more along the lines of, the intel heatsink/fan combo, will not exceed 450g. thank you for clarifying, just didn't want to ruin my expensive cpu.
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