Manufacturers respond to claims that coolers Skylake chips can damage




After Scythe, Noctua and Alpenföhn also Thermaltake, Thermalright, Arctic Cooling and EK Water Blocks responded to the claims that the CPU coolers certain processors of the Skylake generation may damage in transportation.

The tenor of the statements of Thermaltake, Thermalright, Arctic Cooling and EK Water Blocks is that they do not expect problems with their coolers, most should be used with some old models or heavy to transport and care. They react to claims of PC Games Hardware, which last week reported on various reports of cpu coolers that had Skylake processor and parts of the motherboard damaged. It would go to several complete systems after transport showed the issue.

The cause of the problem could lie with the substrate: Intel would at Skylake generation have made thinner than previous processor generations. Result would be that coolers in certain circumstances the substrate bend so far in the socket, which damages arise. In previous generations had cooler manufacturers the flexibility with regard to the load on the processor, but as tolerance in Skylake chips is less, the odds would be greater that some coolers for damage, argues the German technology site.

Skylake problems mount PC Games Hardware
Skylake problems mount PC Games Hardware
Skylake problems mount PC Games Hardware

Scythe then acknowledged the problem and said the problem traced to have his Hyper Precision Mounting System. Coolers with these or similar mount, which coped with socket LGA 1155, 1156 and 1150, should also provide support for LGA1151 socket of Skylake, but could cause damage to major shocks. “In order to prevent this, the pressure of the confirmation reduced by adjusting the screws”, writes Scythe. The manufacturer sends customers who want to charge a new set of screws. The problem may occur in practice with the Ashura, Fuma, Grand Kama Cross 3, 4 Mugen, including the PCGH-Edition, Mugen Ninja 4. Max and coolers with push pins could not contend with the issue.

Alpenföhn says to stick to the requirements of Intel with respect to the pressure and the company recommends it urgent to be secured to large or heavy coolers during transport. Noctua says no to observe problems with his SecuFirm2 mounting system. The Austro-Taiwanese business or advises coolers weighing more than 700 grams detach during transport.

EK Water Blocks warned to be careful with coolers that do not have a limitation in increasing of the pressure. This applies to all platforms, according to the company, but especially for Skylake. The water block from EK-Supremacy series, Precisemount mechanism would not give problems, but EK Water Blocks recommends the use of older water blocks as the Supreme LTX combined with the LGA1151 socket off.

Arctic Cooling guarantees that all of its coolers with support for LGA1151 hassle to use and also Thermaktake offers this guarantee for all its models that the socket support. Complete systems with heavy coolers must be transported lying according to Thermaltake. In turn Thermalright recommends disassembling only heavy coolers during transport; The coolers of the company would otherwise no problems.


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