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Shipping Damage to Skylake CPU w/Big(Heavy) Cooler

Post Date: 2016-02-07

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    Posted: 07 Feb 2016 at 3:46pm
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/skylake-cpus-damaged-by-coolers,30690.html

according to the above article, the thinner substrate of the SkyLake procs is more susceptible to damage from big/heavy coolers when the pc is handled roughly (i.e. during shipping).  it is now advised for system builders to remove coolers for shipping to customers. 

i would expect that low profile/light weight coolers like AIO water coolers would be far less likely to damage the cpu during shipping.  anyone ordering a tower air cooler would be advised to make arrangements with DS to request the cooler not be attached to the pc.  even better would be for DS to revise their assembly and shipping policies regarding this matter. 
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  Quote ArkansasWoman777 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Feb 2016 at 6:47am
"Scythe appears to be among the only companies affected so far"

"Affected coolers include Ashura, Mugen 4, Mugen 4 PCGH-Edition, Fuma, Ninja 4, Grand Kama Cross 4, Mugen Max and Kotetsu."

Edited by ArkansasWoman777 - 08 Feb 2016 at 6:49am
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Feb 2016 at 12:30pm
I think this was mentioned in another thread, which I can't find yet, and DS said they haven't been any issues at all with even the Noctua.   
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 08 Feb 2016 at 1:59pm
Correct.
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  Quote Tidgxor Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Apr 2016 at 11:20am
Did DS ever notice anything with this? Just curious. 
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  Quote bprat22 Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 25 Apr 2016 at 12:33pm
Good question, Tidgxor. Curious myself..

My guess is No, since it appears the cause of the damage isn't the weight of the cooler but installers using power screwdrivers to mount the cooler.   How friggin lazy is that.       

My last oil change was by a garage for the first time since my car was in for other work.. I always do it myself. WELL, went to change it myself and the filter must've been put on with a pneumatic wrench. Gotta get a strap wrench and a breaker bar to loosen it.    LAZY mechanics. Everything is power tools nowadays.
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  Quote Alex Quote  Post ReplyReply bullet Posted: 29 Apr 2016 at 11:20am
Originally posted by Tidgxor

Did DS ever notice anything with this? Just curious. 


No issues on our end.
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