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I ordered the IHS frame today just to be on the safe side 😛
As noticed from 12th, if a new processor is mounted in the socket its IHS will curve anyways, so mounting the frame after won't make most of the times any difference
Apex Z790 will arrive in Germany this Friday but I'm kinda reluctant to order again an Asus product from abroad, due to their "local" warranty policy...
Even if the board is bought online within the so-called Mickey Mouse EU territory when it comes to warranty Asus Germany cannot pick up the board from a different country and the local Asus cannot pick up the board because its S/N is assigned to another country (happened to me with Apex Z590). That was cute, lesson learned =))
Well, if the Apex will be crap again, we'll make sure that lots won't buy this brand again...
Meanwhile 6200 surprisingly working fine on a Hero, 6400 no go, but it's a... Hero though, so no high expectations here... sending regards accordingly to Asus :))
It's funny that we are aiming for a rock solid 6400 stability on Apex, others dream 7000+ =))
somehow the brown ones were more... solid let's say, but not so far from the black ones
I think the side "wires" are for esthetics only, not supposed to dampen any vibration or so
basically, I think these "gaskets" are just the regular triangular vibration pads joined together, and pay few times more =))