K6-2 Heatspreader

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Martin

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Just a quick ponder, why exactly did AMD equip their K6-2/K6-III processors with IHS's and left the Athlons and Durons with an exposed core?

Thanks for anyone who can answer this. :)
 

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"The reason that there is no heat spreader plate on Socket A processors
is that it actually impedes heat flow. The Athlons and Durons dissipate
a lot more heat than the K6 family did, and AMD felt that it was
necessary for the heatsink to be in direct contact with the core.
Assuming you have a properly installed Socket A heatsink, you will
actually get better cooling than you would if there was a pre-installed
heat spreader plate in between."

that's all i could find...
 
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