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--Crushed AMDs
--By: mile_high

   Well, we have here a couple more victims that have been crushed by using the wrong HSF.  This is what could very easily happen to your Duron or TBird if you try and use a Socket 7\370\FCPGA HSF on it.  We have all heard about it and here's some more pics of what can happen.

   Now our first victim, you wouldnt think that there was anything wrong with it.

   If you look real close at this pic, up in the top right corner, you will see a tiny black vertical line, well this is a hairline crack in the silicone.

   Now in this last pic you can see it pretty good, i guess  because the light is hitting it just right.  So it doesn't take much to kill your cpu as this one refuses to boot period.

   Now our 2nd victim is much easier to see how it has been affected. It has been broken in the top right corner.

   This is what happens when the HSF doesnt sit flat on the CPU.

   In this close up you can see how the silicon has been fractured and chipped off by the HSF.  Ouch, that had to hurt.  Needless to say, this one refuses to boot also.

   So with these pics in mind, you should think twice or three times before attaching that razoo Socket7\ 370\fcpga Alpha or GOrb to your Socket A CPU.  You want to seriously consider getting an HSF specifically made for Socket A's or maybe one of the copper shims with the extra cutouts in it for the SMT (Surface Mount Technology) chips on top of the package.  You have been warned again, DON'T let this happen to you!!!  :o)

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