Got calipers? A digital calipers set is cheap.I'm reading that the bend in the IHS - can occur anywhere from 1 - 30 days. So, in your test - it can get bent relatively quickly and early. I guess ppl are using this hardware without the washer mod or any insight/knowledge of it - so, maybe their IHS is bent already?
I don't see the harm in it trying it - providing you don't affect the memory.
Maybe. But, lots of ppl (and on youtube) have claimed their IHS got bent already - and they were using air coolers?
The other annoyance is that I can't find , LOCALLY, the right dimensions of nylon washer - like nothing is in metric - when you find these for sale. If buying individually, the nylon washer is under $1 but they are listed in # or fraction. It doesn't help me. I want to be certain so.... "M4, 4cm ID, 8 or 9mm OD, 1mm thick." But, nothing like this is listed. But, go on Amazon and find a $15 50 pc kit of washers including this dimension or something really close - and yes, it's available. Except, now I'm spending $15 for 50 pcs when I just need 4 washers. Really frustrating for just trying an experiment you're not 100% sure, you'll use permanently.
I think the issue has been around since LGA and this retention mechanism