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    ....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)
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    Quote Originally Posted by FKDUP74
    ....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)

    But what type of processor are you using? ya know if you had a Pentium you wouldnt have to worry about them weight restrictions

    Love ya man. Hows the weather up there?

    BTW, I am gonna contact ya when I get this thing put together to letcha know what you think about my cooling setup.
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    Quote Originally Posted by musicmaster
    But what type of processor are you using? ya know if you had a Pentium you wouldnt have to worry about them weight restrictions

    Love ya man. Hows the weather up there?

    BTW, I am gonna contact ya when I get this thing put together to letcha know what you think about my cooling setup.
    you know...hehehe....i think the intel sockets do support more weight
    but so does the 64 bit sockets for AMD
    i just dont have an AMD 64

    but yeah dude i'll be either here or in slsk
    i have seen some trick CPU coolers for nice prices
    and the good thing is they pretty much stay the same price from store to store
    (just PLZ for the luv of GAWD stay the fuck away from evercool)
    i dont give a shit what the counter geek tries to tell ya
    hopefully whatever store you go to wont even stock em
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    Quote Originally Posted by FKDUP74
    you know...hehehe....i think the intel sockets do support more weight
    but so does the 64 bit sockets for AMD
    The intel ones have that whole lever system to hold the heatsink down.
    It's a good idea.
    All boards should have them.

    edit: here's a pic. Not sure if you'll know what i mean though.
    Last edited by tesco; 01-11-2005 at 04:00 AM.

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    intel mobo's can hold more weight simply cause they need more cooling

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