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Rubber risers accidentally removed on Athlon Socket A 800mhz
tipu Jan-25-01 06:47 PM
I have somehow managed to accidentaly remove the four round rubber spacers on the top of my Thunderbird 800 chip....Please could any techie help me..are they really necessary & can I improvise and attach four more on? i have not yet installed the CPU for fear it may not properly cool now that they are removed

Thanks

Mo


3. RE: Rubber risers accidentally removed on Athlon Socket A 800mhz
morgan Jun-02-01 03:28 AM
In response to message 0
now come on admit it. they didn't accidently come off you thought you should remove them right! wrong they are spacers for the heat sink. read my reply in previous posts.the only thing that contacts the heat sink is the center of the amd chip so don't touch the feet!!

4. RE: Rubber risers accidentally removed on Athlon Socket A 800mhz
lbyard Jun-02-01 04:24 PM
In response to message 3
Those rubber standoffs can accidently come off very easily. So easily that I consider it a design flaw. Just put them right back on. Also, I have found that it is not necessary, in fact rather difficult, without producing bare spots, to run a razor across the top of the die after applying heat sink compound. See http://duxcw.com/digest/Howto/cpu/socka/1.html for a method that works well. Larry

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