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Dream Killer
Graveyard Shift
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Forest Hills, NY
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reply to htin11

Re: [Parts Check] Quickest failure?

Ah yes, the heatspreader of the P4 set men and kids apart. I cheated and bought a shim.


Octavean
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join:2001-03-31
New York, NY
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said by Dream Killer:

Ah yes, the heatspreader of the P4 set men and kids apart. I cheated and bought a shim.

Same here,....

For my AMD CPUs and my Intel CPUs,.....

Also I was very, very, very careful with them,.....

BTW, I never lived installing a HSF with a flat head screwdriver. With the amount of force needed one slip and the motherboard would be toast,....burnt toast,....


pnjunction
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Toronto, ON
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said by Octavean:

BTW, I never lived installing a HSF with a flat head screwdriver. With the amount of force needed one slip and the motherboard would be toast,....burnt toast,....

Yeah pretty nerve-wracking how hard you had to push on some of those.

The mobo designers were generally good about not putting anything sensitive right under there though, no signal traces. I recall I slipped once and made a nice scratch but it was fine.