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Heatsink over or on CPU?

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November 2, 2001 10:31:35 PM

I am puting together a machine for the first time in years.

Its an 1600 XP. I was sold a generic heatsink and fan which i was told would fit my Mobo(asus a7v266a-e), However i in trying to fit the heatsink i have touched it onto the CPU. So the Question is.... Should the Heatsink sit on the chip or on the rubber feet above the chip and if the latter have i just killed my CPU?

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a b à CPUs
November 2, 2001 11:19:49 PM


Please please please go down to the shop and let them do it.


Could you please please please rephrase that...

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November 2, 2001 11:35:29 PM

well with all my troubles i don't feel so bad now :p 
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November 2, 2001 11:37:17 PM


if you dont know how to do it properly PLEASE get a pro to do it... and watch them carefully.
whats worse... a few bucks service charge or a hundred or so for a new CPU?

Is that a Northwoody in your pocket or are you just eXPited to see me?
November 2, 2001 11:45:27 PM

uhh.. both I guess. The center of the HS should make contact with that tiny black CPU core. Make sure you do apply some thermal paste o that little black core... should be no thicker than a layer of newspaper. If in doubt, get a pro to do the work for you.

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