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sheriff12

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Is it unadvisable to install the heat sink on a new motherboard before it is installed in the case? If so why.
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Hello

This post should have been in the hardware forum which is located here but to answer your question I always put the processor, heatsink and ram onto the motherboard prior to putting it in the case. I always advise users to do it this way due to if you do this inside the case and put alot of pressure on the components it can very easily damage your equipment. If you place the motherboard on the foam mat it comes on and place the other things onto the motherboard (processor and ram) you'll be fine as i've been doing it this way for ages and never had any problems.

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Thanks for the response! This is my first time installing a motherboars upgrade. I appreciate the advice. It made no sense to me to wait until the motherboard was installed and then add the components for the very same reason you stated. I asked ehow.com for the proper procedure, but apparently their method is wrong. Thanks again!
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I will also state that it is easier out of the case. In the case it is on standoffs ,and as wizzy2k5 stated you can apply to much pressure and this will damage the board.
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