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  1. K

    Are you bending your alder-lake?

    Now the frame can lie almost flat against the socket (unlatched and with no CPU loaded) before it hits those fingers shown in the squares. Seemed to help a bunch as I don't get the bow on the backplate anymore.
  2. K

    Are you bending your alder-lake?

    The squares in your photo mark the fingers that protrude and are holding up the frame . When seated and locked, the frame was pretty level with the socket and PCB, so I think the fingers (in the square) are the right height. What I bent were the two 'hooks' to the left of those squares (on the...
  3. K

    Are you bending your alder-lake?

    My socket on n MSI Pro Z690A DDR4 was very hard to close too. In fact the Mobo and backplate bowed significantly from closing the socket with no CPU installed. I removed the 4 screws intending to add washers as suggested on Igor's, but I think I found the root cause. The 'hooks' on the south...
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