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I have been looking at the athlon 64 mobile CPU's, and they dont have the metal lid. So how do u mount cooling on them in a desktop as they sit lower then the normal athlon 64's?
Do u put a shim between?
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They should be the same height as one with an ihs, so you wont need to worry
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I would expect you would aquire an aftermarket FHS which is screwed on so the minor height factor would be irrelevant.
    
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post #4 of 7
As it is factory without the Lid (IHS, Internal heat spreader) youll be fine. Slap that heat sink on there and start overclocking.
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Like crash said, should work with no problem, mine is that way.
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From my personal experience. I tried three air coolers all failed to cool my 3700 DTR. Some of the ones with the spring clip may have to be modded for instance my Artic cooler silencer 6 had to be shimed.. Any screw on AIR cooler will work..

For some reason I could not find any AIR cooler that would tame my cpu not even the the xp 120 would keep it below 55*c during gameing......Or thats the excuse i gave my wife for a new danger den water setup
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Ahh cheers all.
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