....would you ask your socket to hold?
i've already exceeded specs for the socket A
(i read somewhere that your not supposed to go over 300 grams)
my vantec hs/f was 384g (and that was fine even on a beat up socket)
my cooler master is a whopper @ 410g...seems fine...
zalman makes the heaviest i've heard of @ 700+g...they seem to think its safe....
you may be wondering if im coming to a point or just fkn around...
well my cooler master 80mm fan sux ass
and i just happen to have a vantec 80mm tornado laying around :
but its beefy as far as fans go @ 187g
(not too worried about noise, just want raw air flow)
so, i am guessing i'm looking at about 550g....give or take....
clipped on....not bolted down....would you risk it?
-edit- this is mostly curiosity
cuz i also got a thermaltake i can use, probably about the same wieght as my current fan
puts out almost as much air as the tornado (almost as loud too)