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Topic Title: heat issues and heat sinks for k7
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Created On: 09/03/2004 09:18 PM
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 09/03/2004 09:18 PM
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I am sure I am not the only one who does not like the method of applying heatsinks with k7's. My first experience cut myself on the mouse useing left click finger. ouch had to stop playing ut2003 untill it healed. My second experience the heat sink popped off even after I secured it properly. Fortunantly my motherboard saftey features saved my sytem. I put the old heat sink on it. ( old heatsink came with my 1800 and is now on a 2400 ) My cpu temperature is rangeing from 120 to 140 F. I am not sure where the danger zone is. at what point must I get worried?
 09/03/2004 09:36 PM
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The heatsink wouldn't just pop off if you'd secured it properly... maybe the heatsink clip was on the edge of the socket clip? That's happened to me more times than I can count (it feels like it's in, it looks like it at first, but you have to push it in further).

But yeah, applying Socket 370/A heatsinks is more painful than applying Socket 478/754/etc. heatsinks. Presumably this is part of why Athlon 64s have a new retention mechanism.

As for temps, if it's stable, it's not too hot.

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