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entity512

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I know this sounds strange, but does anyone find it a right bitch to put a heatsink on your mobo? lol. Any techniques? heh...
 

deepthroat

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You wouldn't necesarily put it directly on your motherboard, but most new motherboards today have chipset heatsinks(Northbridge, Southbrige, Nforce2, etc)

Where exactly were you planing on putting a heatsink?
Where on the motherboard?
 
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entity512

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Sorry i thought most people would ahve understood. A normal CPU heatsink.
 

killerdoberman

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Yes, they are a b***h.

The Intel P4 standard heatsink and fan are pretty easy to put on, but a royal pain in the butt to take off.

Heatsinks are a pain because of a couple of issues.

1. They need to be tight and firm against the CPU in order for a heatsink to work correctly.

2. You have to put them on straight and stead force. I have seen many AMD chips that are cracked due to incorrect methods of putting on a heatsink.

3. Due to smaller chips and more devices on a mobo, there is little or no space to put on a heatsink and fan in the first place.

Remember back to the 386 and 486 and even the P-I when heatsinks weren't even used? I use to use a P-I 133MHz and overclock the hell out of it and crack up the voltage to get 200MHz out of that little chip with only a heatsink, no fan. And the heatsink was 6 pennies I superglued together. Now those were the days.
 
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entity512

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heh, I tried for half an hour to get this heatsink on to this new motherboard i just got, i gave up. Im scared when i spend my £200 on upgrading that i'll break my new stuff!
 

deepthroat

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OOOOOOOOHHH! CPU heatsinks, now I really feel retarded. :(

I thought you meant that you wanted to place a heatsink somewhere else on your mobo that has never been tried before!(big misunderstanding, sorry...)
 
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entity512

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Ok.....i have one already. And thats for Pentiums matey! lol.
 
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