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MSI addresses CPU bend issue with its CPU Guard 1151

MSI releases 'CPU Guard 1151', designed to stop Intel Skylake processors bending
By Chris Smith from Dec 16, 2015 @ 6:29 CST

Recently we reported that Intel Skylake processors were bending under the pressure of some after market coolers, urging a few select manufaturers to issue press releases addressing the issue as a whole.




In another advancement, MSI has announced what it calls 'CPU Guard 1151', designed as a tool that is placed around your socket and "strengthens the corners to withstand more vertical pressure," suitable for Intel 6th Generation processors, including Intel Xeon E3 v5, Core, Pentium and Celeron models.


While MSI claimed in its press release that this new technology "was used during an overclocking event, helping top overclockers push their Skylake CPU to the max, breaking world records," there isn't any substantial information provided about the product just yet. We'll let you know if there is further published information on how you can buy this product for yourself, or if it will come pre-attached to new MSI motherboards.



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