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Intel 12th gen CPU socket problems


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Gamers Nexus has found that intel's CPU socket retention mechanism is flexing CPUs and causing uneven thermal compound distribution, source below.

 

 

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No need to put source in title. Use tags instead.
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Seems like a pretty big oversight from Intel, especially now that CPUs tend to put out a lot more heat due to having more cores and the need for good cooling solutions is so much greater. It's impressive how big of a difference the Thermal Grizzly bracket makes too. 

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Was wondering why i had core thab ran 10c hotter than other. This must be the reason

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Not exactly breaking news. ADL owners have known this for quite some time now. But always love to se GN videos on topics.

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1 hour ago, Avacado said:

Not exactly breaking news. ADL owners have known this for quite some time now. But always love to se GN videos on topics.

honestly alot of folks find steve boring. but i think he has more knowledge than alot give him credit for.

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39 minutes ago, PCSarge said:

honestly alot of folks find steve boring. but i think he has more knowledge than alot give him credit for.

It like watching an engineer explain an engine to someone who don't want that much information.

He got great knowledge and i love his video. But they are sooo long hahah.  

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Just noticed Thermalright as one too just ordered it for 14$ cad on Aliexpress

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1 hour ago, bonami2 said:

Just noticed Thermalright as one too just ordered it for 14$ cad on Aliexpress

he did say the cheaper ones have looser clearances than the expensive one

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14 minutes ago, PCSarge said:

he did say the cheaper ones have looser clearances than the expensive one

 

I would still expect better than stock. No idea.  Did not want to pay 45$ usd + all the shipping and stuff.

 

Still thinking about the delid kit but am afraid that if i upgrade to a 13900k i may kill the chip. the 12700k cheap enough i don't care.

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15 hours ago, Avacado said:

Not exactly breaking news. ADL owners have known this for quite some time now. But always love to se GN videos on topics.

Maybe not breaking news, but the GN team did a great job of showing the details and explaining everything.

 

14 hours ago, PCSarge said:

honestly alot of folks find steve boring. but i think he has more knowledge than alot give him credit for.

Steve is special, just like Jay or Linus.
If I'm tired I can't watch a full video of Steve without falling asleep, but I love what they are doing with all the details and testing.

A Linus video is nearly impossible to finish without going crazy, can't stand him 😂

And Jay, I'm a big fan!

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13 minutes ago, Bastiaan_NL said:

And Jay, I'm a big fan!

Less 2️⃣ cents, more burning GPU's. 

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6 minutes ago, Avacado said:

Less 2️⃣ cents, more burning GPU's. 

You know I'm a fan, also because of the AC mods 🥶

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Well if nothing else, a channel like Gamer's Nexus bringing this to a broader audience and maybe gets Intel to rethink their sockets a bit.

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1 hour ago, Sir Beregond said:

Well if nothing else, a channel like Gamer's Nexus bringing this to a broader audience and maybe gets Intel to rethink their sockets a bit.

They're analysis is super detailed yet still easily digestible to a laymen. They did a great job on this video for sure. 

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