Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by Shelk, Jun 8, 2004.
any tips or advice??
Follow the instructions, don't bend the pins on the CPU, and be careful when putting the heatsink/fan over the CPU... You don't wanna crack the chip while you try to muscle that thing on, because a lot of times, it's a bitch to get it on.
on AMD's its as simple as can be. theres only one way u can set the CPU in the socket. The directions give u step by step with pictures i believe(after u do it once u never look again, it really is simple) but yea i think we all have been there once, afraid to break the CPU the first time... GL
make sure you place the chip on correctly. It only fits one way
I purchased a new heatsink and I'm sure that it would've destroyed my chip, if I hadn't modified it to apply less pressure. (bent the metal bar and straightened it out a little more)
well it seems like it was a success. the clip on the heatsink was kinda hard to get on the things but i got it after a few minutes.
CPU's are a bitch to get on and so is that heatsink liquir or whatever its called but after u do it the first time its cake.
Don't forget your thermal grease
When things heat-up, and rapidly cool, they at that point tend to be more vulnerable to structural failure. If that heatsink was "hard" to get on, there is a possibility that it could still later crack your CPU's casing. Use your best judgment.
dont forget to put them raiser pins in the case before installing the mobo
Install the CPU and heatsink with the motherboard on the table top before installing it in the case. I have a static-disapating mat I work on that's padded. Don't put the motherboard right on a hard surface and push down or you could break something on the back. Anyway, its a lot easier to mount the heatsink out in the open than inside the case, especially if its a small case.
word. It's way better to do it before it is in the case whenver possible
i did it with the mobo out of the case and yes i used the spacers when i put the mobo in the case. im leaving the wiring for another day.