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What's this mystery MSI plastic thingy?

Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:39 am

Any idea what's this thing? I'm guessing motherboard related, but also graphics card is a possibility.
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Re: What's this mystery MSI plastic thingy?

Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:42 am

Is it a CPU carrier?
 
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Re: What's this mystery MSI plastic thingy?

Fri Apr 07, 2017 10:56 am

Sounds like a fun game. Is there any context you can provide? Where'd you find it, what was it with, rough dimensions, general mechanical operation, can the two pieces be separated, etc etc.
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Re: What's this mystery MSI plastic thingy?

Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:02 am

Possibly some variant of MSI's CPU installation tool from back when Socket 775 was new:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/intel-sta ... 980-9.html

It's clearly that sort of era anyway, the colours and logo moulding match.
 
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Re: What's this mystery MSI plastic thingy?

Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:04 am

The clear thingy has thumb-thingies. So the clear thingy comes off. That's where you put the CPU. No bottom protection needed since it's the motherboard that has the pins.
 
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Re: What's this mystery MSI plastic thingy?

Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:04 am

EndlessWaves wrote:
Possibly some variant of MSI's CPU installation tool

This was my initial impression also. Seems like the blue thingy would sit on the mobo and bridge the CPU socket.
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Re: What's this mystery MSI plastic thingy?

Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:05 am

EndlessWaves wrote:
Possibly some variant of MSI's CPU installation tool from back when Socket 775 was new:
http://www.tomshardware.co.uk/intel-sta ... 980-9.html

It's clearly that sort of era anyway, the colours and logo moulding match.


Yeah, either an installation tool or maybe some sort of carrier/packaging feature.
 
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Re: What's this mystery MSI plastic thingy?

Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:15 am

No context. Found it in a random pile of computer related knickknacks.

The size of the main square, excluding projecting bits, is <5cm on >5cm. The clear central part is springily pressable, due to the arm sloped over the blue frame, in the lower-right of the photo, and another such arm in the opposite corner. The two parts can be separated, I suppose, but it requires doing it carefully.

What's a CPU carrier?
If it's a installation aid, what's the central clear transparent bit for?
 
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Re: What's this mystery MSI plastic thingy?

Fri Apr 07, 2017 11:47 am

looks like a more basic version of Cisco/HP CPU installation aid.

(see cpu and heatsink replacement section)
http://www.cisco.com/c/en/us/td/docs/un ... 200M3.html
 
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Re: What's this mystery MSI plastic thingy?

Wed May 03, 2017 12:48 am

Yep, LGA775 installation tool when LGA was a new thing.

https://www.msi.com/news/detail/_9jeX2y ... v7-5t2sA~~

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