SLCentral - Your logical choice for computing and technology
Navigation
  • Home
  • Search
  • Forums
  • Hardware
  • Games
  • Tech News
  • Deals
  • Prices
  • A Guru's World
  • CPU/Memory Watch
  • Site Info
  • Latest News
    Corsair TX750W Power Supply Unit Review
    Businesses For Sale
    Shure E530PTH Earphones Review
    Guide to HDTVs
    Cheap Web Hosting
    >> Read More
    Latest Reviews
    Corsair TX750W Power Supply Unit - 4-/-0/2008
    Shure E530PTH Earphones - 9-/-0/2007
    Suunto T6 Wrist Top Computer - 1-/-0/2007
    Suunto X9i Wristwatch - 9-/-0/2006
    Shure E3g Earphones - 5-/-0/2006
    >> Read More
    SL Newsletter
    Recieve bi-weekly updates on news, new articles, and more


    SLCentralArticlesGuides Feb 20th, 2019 - 1:54 AM EST
    Installing A Socket A Fan/Heatsink
    Author: JonnyGURU
    Date Posted: August 2000 Updated: September 21st, 2001

    No offense people, but I'm getting a little tired of everyone FREAKING OUT installing these heatsinks on Socket A processors. I'm also getting tired of people trying to return broken CPUs to my work place with stories like "it got so hot that it shattered" and "it was like that when I got it". It's not brain surgery installing a socket A heatsink. It merely takes CARE and CAUTIOUSNESS and a little bit of common sense.

    The following series of photos, I've called "This Can't Be Right". The reason why I named the series this is because I received the board back from the customer with the fan mounted, and right off the bat, without even removing the heatsink from the socket, I knew the CPU would be damaged. I immediately said, "You mean to tell me that they saw how they had this mounted and couldn't come to the conclusion that this can't be right!"

    First, I could see quite a bit of ceramic along one edge of the CPU and the heatsink was obviously hiked up in the rear. This was because the fan was put on 180 degrees backwards.

    On the other side of the socket, you can see where the heatsink hangs over the CPU. Again, how can you look at this and not say "this can't be right"!

    Taking the heatsink off, one can see how the CPU die completely missed the thermal pad. Note how the aluminum is all scratched up from the two surfaces, the die and the heatsink, have been forced together.

    >> Page 2

    Article Options

    Post/View Comments   Post/View Comments
    Print this article   Print This Article
    E-mail this article   E-Mail This Article
    Article Navigation

    1. Page 1
    2. Page 2
    3. Page 3
    4. Page 4
    5. Page 5
    6. Page 6
    7. Page 7
    8. Page 8
    9. Page 9
    Browse the various sections of the site
    Hardware
    Reviews, Articles, News, All Reviews...
    Gaming
    Reviews, Articles, News...
    Regular Sections
    A Guru's World, CPU/Memory Watch, SLDeals...
    SLBoards
    Forums, Register(Free), Todays Discussions...
    Site Info
    Search, About Us, Advertise...
    Copyright 1998-2007 SLCentral. All Rights Reserved. Legal | Advertising | Site Info