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Need Help On Insulating F1DE on a 775 Motherboard

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Jan 12, 2015
I'm currently working on benching the 775 MB CPU series. My problem is that when my F1DE is mounted, I have no space left to properly wrap the pot. On the bottom side I hit the NB HS, on the left I hit the 2nd VRM heat pipe, and up top I hit the 1st VRM heat pipe :(

Looking for guidance from others that have benched the 775 MB.

F1DE Is Tuching NB HS.jpg

No Clearance on Side.jpg

Not Much Clearance Up Top.jpg


Gulper Nozzle Co-Owner
Dec 15, 2008
Shave some of the foam off in those areas... perhaps tightly tape the base there so you can get your shop towel around it... I have never used that board, but those are 'board agnostic' mitigation techniques.


Benching Team Leader Super Moderator
Dec 19, 2012
You already have foam on it right? Do you use a foam gasket at the bottom? If you just want to get the towel around it I use wooden skewers to "tuck" things in or even a chopstick might work.