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Re: [Parts Check] Quickest failure?

I never understood why it was so hard not to break the core... Attach the one side (usually closest to the top edge of motherboard) and then with one finger - press straight down in the middle of the fan and attach the clip by what ever means.

Never came close to breaking the core and did not need to have a lot of pressure to hold the hsf down. By pressing on the middle of the fan - that put any pressure straight on the core - right in the middle of it.

I have a feeling those cores were exposed because of the extreme amounts of heat it created and engineers did not think that current hsf would suffice without direct contact with the core (only a guess on my part).

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