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G1 sniper M3 rev 1.0

Graceman

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G1 sniper M3 rev 1.0
« on: November 08, 2012, 03:23:54 pm »
This board has a black heat sink to left of CPU socket which is located with two spring loaded catches this was not seated correctly .
Should I just re-seat by pushing the plastic posts until they lock if so do I need to use and seating or heat transfer paste

Help Urgent am now building the PC.
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Dark Mantis

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Re: G1 sniper M3 rev 1.0
« Reply #1 on: November 09, 2012, 10:27:04 am »
Hi Graceman

I have noticed the same isue on my board and so I removed the heatsink to have a proper look. It isn't a problem as Gigabyte has used thermal pads for the TIM  between the chips and the heatsink and so any movement will be just taken up again when the springs are released. Just make sure that the spring loaded posts are properly seated through the board and everything should be fine.
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Graceman

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Re: G1 sniper M3 rev 1.0
« Reply #2 on: November 09, 2012, 11:17:38 pm »
I have done this and it looks fine but wanted reassurance

Thanks Dark mantis
Antec NSK4000B II Midi Tower Case
Gigabyte G1 Sniper M3 rv 1.0
I7/3770K
16Gb Csair Vengance Ram
Corsair CMPSU-430CXV2UK PSU  CX430V2  
OCZ RVD3-FHPX4-240G 240GB RevoDrive3 PCI-E SSD

Alcool DC-LT 12v Ceramic Pump
Alcool Rvoir for DC-LT Pump
Alcool DC-LT Pump Top
EK Supremacy CSQ Univ Full

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Re: G1 sniper M3 rev 1.0
« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2012, 02:10:07 pm »
No problem! I quite understand where you are coming from and it is a bit unnerving when the heatsink starts wobbling around. It should be fine but I must admit I would rather see it fixed down firmly onto the motherboard rather than these spring loaded posts.
Gigabyte X58A-UD7
i7 920
Dominators 1600 x6 12GB
6970 2GB
HX850
256GB SSD, Sam 1TB, WDB320GB
Blu-Ray
HAF 932

Gigabyte Z68X-UD5-B3
i7 3770K
Vengeance 1600 16GB
6950 2GB
HCP1200W
Revo Drive x2, 1.5TB WDB RAID0
16x DLRW
StrikeX S7
Full water cooling
3 x 27" Iiy

 

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