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Old 9th January, 2003, 05:12 PM
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Groltz Groltz is offline
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Installing and removing a HSF can cause a burr to be raised on the heatsink bottom where it contacts the CPU core. Last time I had my Athlon out of the machine for bridge rework this happened. The burr was too small to be easily found by running a finger over the heatsink bottom, yet tall enough to cause incomplete mating of the CPU against the it.

I hand-lapped the heatsink bottom and it worked perfectly again.

(SLK800 heatsink)
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