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?
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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