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Old 17th October, 2003, 11:37 AM
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SLK800A and those 4 rounds pads

The ones that go on the heatsink. I need to lap my hsf and obviously, the pads need to go.

Will some regular alcohol suffice?

How do I put them back, will they still stickify?

Most important question, are they really needed?

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I'd keep them! the offer your CPU some much needed protection. alcohol might deteriorate the material used to make them little dots. A Razor should lift them, SuperGlue will keep them on!
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I'd keep them! the offer your CPU some much needed protection. alcohol might deteriorate the material used to make them little dots. A Razor should lift them, SuperGlue will keep them on!
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Roger that. I think I wont use anything metal to take them off, I don't want no scratches on my heatsink.

A plastic razor thingie will do.

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Okay, I've tried to remove the pads but they've fallen apart and I havent got them on the SLK800A anymore.

I lapped the heatsink and it's even flatter now than before.

I put AS Cheramique on the CPU.

I've put it back, I turn the PC on and the CPU temp is 45c???

Now it's at 50c idle, case is open and the smartfan 2 is at full speed.

I was getting 36-37c at those conditions before.

What the hell happened?
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Sounds like your not makeing proper contact with the core.

Does your HSF use the thru the mobo mounting holes or the socket lugs?
If it uses the clip to the socket lugs then the best way to mount your HSF is with the MoBo out of the case.

Anyway, if you have a flat HSF only a very thin layer of thermal grease is needed. Take the CPU out of the socket and work where it is easy to get at. Apply a thin even layer of thermal grease to the core. I use a 4" razor for a floor scraper, and hold it on each end and then get eye level with the CPU. I very very carefully drag the razor lightly across the core to spread and even out the grease to a smooth layer. I will often do this many times until I get it just right.

Then I put the CPU bach in the MoBo, being careful not to disturb the grease. Then I mount the HSF by getting eye level with the core again and very carefully lowering the HSF into place. Make sure not to twist or wigle the HSF once it touches the core. You want it to come straight down and then not move. Then applying even, gentle, steadily increasing pressure I attach the mounting clip.

Try that and see if it helps.

Also clean everything with fingernail pollish remover then clean it again with alcohol. That means the HSF, core, and razor that you apply it with. And dont touch anything that will touch the thermal grease, you don't want to get oil on it.

Also the clip is offset so that pressure is exerted over the center of the core and not the center of the HSF, make sure it is orientated right.
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I fixed it and I couldn't believe this is possible with SLK800.

If you don't look, there's a possibility that when hooking the hooks to the socket, the end of the hsf's bottom lays down on the elevated part of the socket A. That's what happened to me and basically half of the hsf was laying on the CPU and half was literally in the air.

I might consider myself lucky it didnt fry.

When putting it on, be sure to look where it's gonna lay down so that this doesnt happen to you.

My temp is now 34c idle. Lapping does pay off, 3-4c less than before.
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I fixed it and I couldn't believe this is possible with SLK800.

If you don't look, there's a possibility that when hooking the hooks to the socket, the end of the hsf's bottom lays down on the elevated part of the socket A.
That was a problem with the SK6 also.
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Arr arr, 4-5 C° less in CPU temp. after lapping.

Not bad.

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Glad it smoothed out for you Veky!!
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