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MSI Launching 1151 Socket Bracket to Stop CPUs Bending

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Sources: http://www.techspot.com/news/63173-msi-cpu-guard-skylake-bend.html

http://www.techpowerup.com/218355/msi-announces-cpu-guard-1151.html

 

I personally think it will add more cost to the board and is not necessary, but it looks a lot cooler than the old system even if it serves no real purpose beyond helping poorly shipped prebuilt systems. What are your thoughts?

 

To help prevent this from happening, MSI has launched a new product, called the CPU Guard 1151, that attempts to reinforce the CPU socket through a tough metal bracket. The CPU Guard essentially replaces Intel's stock lever-arm mounting system, adding extra strength to the corners and sides of the socket.

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The CPU Guard 1151 supports all socket 1151 processors, including those from Intel's Core, Pentium, Celeron and Xeon lines. MSI hasn't revealed how much this bracket will cost, or when it'll be available, but it could be a cheap way to ensure your Skylake processor doesn't bend.

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Will this be sold separately? 

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The skylake processors do have a bending problem with heavy heatsinks and theres nothing Intel could do at this point so a motherboard with a stronger bracket is quite a good idea.

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I doubt it will cost much.

Also it looks baller as hell.

 

Might mess with aesthetics if you're on a non-MSI MOBO.

 

Good boy points to MSI.

Agreed.

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Will this be sold separately? 

The articles don't mention, though looking at the picture I can't imagine it would be too hard to do.

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The articles don't mention, though looking at the picture I can't imagine it would be too hard to do.

yeah i hope it doesn't brake the bank and comes to Australia same time as everyone.

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Intel should've prevented this from being an issue in the first place by making the PCB thicker and stronger. I hope this doesn't become a thing like smartphones - namely, the idea of "always trying to be thinner."

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Sources: http://www.techspot.com/news/63173-msi-cpu-guard-skylake-bend.html

http://www.techpowerup.com/218355/msi-announces-cpu-guard-1151.html

 

I personally think it will add more cost to the board and is not necessary, but it looks a lot cooler than the old system even if it serves no real purpose beyond helping poorly shipped prebuilt systems. What are your thoughts?

 

That would probably drop costs because its a single piece of stamped steel instead of a multi piece hinge and latch system, but the change would be under 10 cents. 

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In my opinion it should be free if its an addon that is.. Its intels screw up. why should someone have to pay to fix something that wasn't their fault to begin with?

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In my opinion it should be free if its an addon that is.. Its intels screw up. why should someone have to pay to fix something that wasn't their fault to begin with?

That is if Intel was the one that came up with this solution

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That is if Intel was the one that came up with this solution

I realize my wording was a bit weird. MSi is releasing it. but intel should be taking the bill since its originally their fault. sorta like what a car warranty is for.

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1) the thinner CPU PCB isn't even an issue, its just everyone overreacting to one post because some idiot used an electric screwdriver to tighten a CPU heatsink

and as usual, the stupid internet makes a huge deal out of nothing

 

2) i highly doubt that bracket does ANYTHING to stop the CPU bending since heatsinks apply pressure to the CPU and don't even touch the bracket

and if the heatsink DID touch the bracket, that would become a huge cooling issue because the cooler needs to contact the CPU directly with full pressure

 

3) it doesnt matter that it looks cool since you can't see any of it when there is a cooler or waterblock on the CPU

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So if I understand this correctly, There is no issue with bending CPU's in a standing system, it's only people travelling with a built system that have had issues?

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So if I understand this correctly, There is no issue with bending CPU's in a standing system, it's only people travelling with a built system that have had issues?

Pretty much. That or super over-the-top tightening.

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Pretty much. That or super over-the-top tightening.

 

Ah it's just my gf was getting mega worried about her 6600k and the Phanteks cooler I have spare as it is a bit on the heavy side. Will let her know its fine.

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Intel and msi shouldnt have to fix or try and prevent anything... if people are idiotic enough to tighten their cpu coolers to a point that it damages their cpu... then maybe having to replace their cpu will teach them to have common sense.

Its an ID10T problem... not a cpu problem

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Intel and msi shouldnt have to fix or try and prevent anything... if people are idiotic enough to tighten their cpu coolers to a point that it damages their cpu... then maybe having to replace their cpu will teach them to have common sense.

Its an ID10T problem... not a cpu problem

Agreed. This new bracket looks like more of a pain to swap out CPUs too, even if it does look better.

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Personally I think they could have done this better. A bracket that would take up the entire socket area, something like the 2011 or 2011-3 socket which serves the purpose of a mounting bracket too. At the moment, you add a chunk of metal, then you add a back plate. This looks ballin' but they could have done it differently.

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wouldn't asus's installation tool do pretty much the same thing

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So that replaces the socket cover, since it's missing from that pic.

And that ihs in that cpu, doesn't look like a skylake, they're square, this looks rectangular.

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Nice work MSI. I'll buy another one of your mother boards and GPUs haha

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Intel should've prevented this from being an issue in the first place by making the PCB thicker and stronger. I hope this doesn't become a thing like smartphones - namely, the idea of "always trying to be thinner."

It's clearly because of their relationship with Apple. /s

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1) the thinner CPU PCB isn't even an issue, its just everyone overreacting to one post because some idiot used an electric screwdriver to tighten a CPU heatsink

and as usual, the stupid internet makes a huge deal out of nothing

 

2) i highly doubt that bracket does ANYTHING to stop the CPU bending since heatsinks apply pressure to the CPU and don't even touch the bracket

and if the heatsink DID touch the bracket, that would become a huge cooling issue because the cooler needs to contact the CPU directly with full pressure

 

3) it doesnt matter that it looks cool since you can't see any of it when there is a cooler or waterblock on the CPU

 

Wasn't the issue caused by shipping?

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