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6700k bent chip

Today I was playing World of Warcraft, all of a sudden my PC shutdown and the fans started clicking. I thought wow, my 650 Platinum psu from evga died. However to be sure I started removing hardware to find the culprit. After getting down to one stick of memory and thats all I still had the same problem.

I started to think motherboard as I have never had a Intel chip go bad. I started reading on the symptoms and ran across a article at Toms Hardware about Skylake cpus warping ... I was like wtf?

So I pulled my cpu and Ill be damned, it was warped. Luckily for me I contacted Intel and they are warranting the chip.

My question is, is there any type of cooler that is safe for these chips? I dont want to get my new one and six months from now have the same issue. I was using a H75 Corsair AIO. Im not a fan of tower coolers.

I have 3 other skylakes, 2 i5 6600k's and a i5 6500. I checked all of them and none seem warped and work fine.

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Hello Loadedaxe,

 

 

The heatsink we recommend for this processor is the http://www.ps.no/intel-bxts15a-thermal-solution-air/cat-p/c/p8170848 INTEL BXTS15A Thermal Solution Air, I honestly have not tested a liquid cooler with this unit, and you can take a look to some of them here:

 

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Description=liquid%20cooling%20system%20lga%201151&Su... http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Description=liquid%20cooling%20system%20lga%201151&Su...

 

 

Any other contributor is free to post the model of a cooler to help Loadedaxe.

 

 

 

Regards,

 

 

 

Ivan.

 

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I got the Hyper 212 Evo. I have never used one but it is a popular hsf. Others on other sites recommend it for skylake as the mount screws are spring loaded plus it is cheap, easy to install and just works.

I may buy the one you recommend as the fan on the Evo does seem to be a issue for people. I keep my pc's for 5-6 years and I hate changing parts after I build, all I do is clean it out once a month.

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Great! If you are planning to purchase that one I hope you can have a great experience with it.

 

 

 

Best wishes,

 

 

Ivan.

 

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