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Sabertooth X58 nb cooler 
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Post Sabertooth X58 nb cooler
My buddy bought a sabertooth x58 board yesterday to replace his dell board......

the uhh....northbridge cooler seems to be missing a clip or something near the northbridge itself, its practically hinged on the clips near the mosfets.....im sure someone else here has or had one of these boards at some point and can tell me if thats normal?

his temps are way high on the nb, but it goes down if he presses on the heatsink, so i have a feeling it shipped with a missing clip or something there....

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Mon Mar 19, 2012 1:47 am
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Post Re: Sabertooth X58 nb cooler
I thought it used screws? Pics?

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Post Re: Sabertooth X58 nb cooler
i dont have it handy right now to take pics, but there's no screws there, just the 2 push clips on the mosfet section.......

so the thing is missing parts, wow.....

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Mon Mar 19, 2012 2:37 pm
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Post Re: Sabertooth X58 nb cooler
I'd say return/RMA it. No sense in trying to fix it yourself if you don't have to.

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Post Re: Sabertooth X58 nb cooler
arctic alumina?

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Post Re: Sabertooth X58 nb cooler
it already took him a week to get the board, RMA is not an option, not when i have a machine screw kit here and thermal epoxy, f that

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Post Re: Sabertooth X58 nb cooler
so he brought the thing back over today, and i pulled a couple of those spring type screws off a dead single slot 9800gt and a couple plastic washers, she's all good. when i took the thing off there was acrylic paste over the thermal pad, so it looks like what was sold to him by canada computers as a new board, was definitely used. but its working fine now

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