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Does anyone do this?

By wallabing
Jan 17, 2007
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  1. Jesse_hz

    Jesse_hz TS Maniac Posts: 638

    Remove the motherboard before installing the heatsink?

    I always do that, but with some socket 775/T heatsinks it's not necessary.
  2. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,434   +218

    I always install the CPU and heatsink/fan outside the case. Isn't that standard practice? I also install the RAM modules outside the case.
  3. SNGX1275

    SNGX1275 TS Forces Special Posts: 12,536   +301

    I've done it both ways. Sometimes those retail Intel hsfs are a real pain. I did that one inside the case, had everything else hooked up so that was the reason I didn't remove the motherboard and try it.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 20,832   +164

    I always install the CPU HSF and memory outside the cases. The only time this might not be done, is when a power supply exchange requires me to unmount the motherboard to allow room between the HSF and the power supply mounting area. In some, there is enough room to install the CPU HSF when the motherboard is mounted in the case
  5. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,434   +218

    If the motherboard is already installed and hooked up to everything, I can understand the appeal of trying to R&R the cpu and heatsinks with the motherboard in place. I think the original poster was referring to a new build though.
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