Intel Responds To Alder Lake CPU Bowing Issue

Intel is responding to Alder Lake bowing issues.

The concerns remain as they are confident in their design.

Their Alder Lake chips are impressive.

The ILM sockets have been shown to cause a degree of warping in the processors.

Which causes the processors to make uneven contact with CPU coolers.

This can cause the back of the CPU socket to bend itself.

Which raises concerns of the long-term health of LGA-1700 motherboards.

There was no official word on this from Intel.

Some people have come up with different fixes.

They said there are no plans currently to redesign the LGA-1700 ILM.

Aftermarket modifications like the washer hack or 3D-printed ILM are not covered by official warranties, they said.