The clamping mechanism of the LGA1700 socket can cause the Alder Lake CPU to bend, but this error is still in Intel’s calculations.
Intel’s 12th generation “Alder Lake” chip is one of the most impressive processors available today. However, nothing is perfect, recently some users have reflected that the mounting mechanism (Independent Loading Mechanism) used to secure the CPU in the LGA1700 socket has caused the chip to bend. Specifically, the middle part is concave and the two top and bottom ends are protruding. Recently, Intel has responded that this error is completely within their expectations, and the CPU will still work normally, nothing to worry about.
The bent CPU error causes the chip to make uneven contact with the base of the heatsink, leading to the CPU running hotter and limiting the ability to overclock. This error does not seem too serious, but AnandTech site discovered that the mounting mechanism can also cause the back of the CPU socket to bend, and it is not clear how this will affect the life of the CPU socket. motherboard socket LGA1700.
While waiting for a response from Intel, some people removed the mount and added a 1mm thick pad between the mount and the motherboard, helping to reduce the pressure on the CPU. Some people even 3D print a new mount to replace the one on the motherboard.
Recently, an Intel representative said that the curved Alder Alke CPU is still in line with the manufacturer’s specifications, and Intel currently has no plans to redesign the LGA1700 mount. Internal Intel data shows that the Alder Lake desktop CPU’s IHS lid can be slightly bent after attaching several sockets. This has been anticipated and the chip will still function normally. As for the cases of arbitrarily repairing the mounting mechanism, it will not be covered by the genuine warranty. Intel also noted that the back of the CPU socket is bent, possibly due to pressure from the mounting mechanism, but it has nothing to do with the IHS cap being bent.
For those of you who are using Alder Lake chips and do not want to lose the warranty, you can continue to use them normally, but remember to pay attention to the CPU temperature. Hopefully this bug will not affect the lifespan of the CPU in the long run.
Summary of main ideas:
– Some people have recently reflected that the Intel Alder Lake CPU holder mechanism in the LGA1700 socket has caused the chip to bend.
– Specifically, the middle of the chip is concave and the two top and bottom ends are protruding
– This error causes the chip to make uneven contact with the base of the heatsink, making the CPU run hotter and limiting the ability to overclock.
– Intel responded that the error is still “technically correct” and within their expectations, and that the CPU will still function normally.
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