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
our first victim, you wouldnt think that there was anything wrong
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.
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
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
You have been warned again, DON'T let this happen to you!!!