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Old March 17, 2008, 04:21 AM
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i will soon be going from a socket 478 to 775.

on my old motherboard (before i fried it) the max weight of cpu cooler was 450g.
now that the coolers ( on 775) actually go through the motherboard instead of hooking onto clips i was wondering if the max weight had increased.

i saw some of the reviews here. i intend to mount my motherboard vertically like most cases. some of the reviews had massive coolers mounted vertically on the motherboard which means all that weight basically hanging down or if you will pulling on the motherboard.
hence my question on weight of the cooler.

thx for any info

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Old March 17, 2008, 04:51 AM
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I have one of the massive ones, the Thermalright Ultra 120 Extreme, weighing in at 790g without the fan. There is no torquing on my motherboard, and it sits quite comfortably without causing me any concern.

Admittedly I do not know if there is a max weight, but at least you know that the 775 mobo's can handle the big boys like mine. At worst, take a look at people's signatures and their CPU cooler, take a look at the manufacturer's website for the weight, and you'll get a good idea what the max is.

Sorry I couldn't answer it with a clear xxx grams max.
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Old March 17, 2008, 09:55 AM
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For S775 you dont really have to worry about cooler weight, because any good high performance cooler that weighs a ton will come with a back plate for your motherboard. The backplate reduces the strain on your motherboard by a fair bit.
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Old March 17, 2008, 01:31 PM
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If you feel your motherboard does have too much weight on it (looks like its flexing or something) you can always use some string or zip-ties and attach it to the top as well to help support a bit of the weight. But most coolers are huge and are fine to mount normally. My old Scythe Infinity only had the 4 regular clip things that the Intel stock coolers had, and it was fine.
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thx to all for the replies. will keep them in mind when i make the switch

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Heh... once you get that aftermarket cooler on there, it'll be time for some Overclocking.......
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Remember the the choice of fan makes a big difference too- e.g. the NF-P12 is a heavy fan. Put two of those on a sythe ninja rev b with push-pins and your looking at a nice weight on the MB...mind you the asus p5ke doesn't mind being bent a little bit.
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