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Well I just did it, quick so I couldn't change my mind. Now I have to figure out something to get my heatsink a little tighter to the CPU than it is, it's not completely loose but I'm afraid to stand my case up.

Any ideas?

My best idea so far would probably be find some washers or something to put more tension on the springs.
 

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Eh dude, the core just crack all of a sudden. My Socket A core has taken ALOT of wrong mounts.
ThaWaxShop also tightened his BT 'till he was blue in head (That's what he said! lol,) on a naked core.
 

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A good idea would to make a wall of electrical tabe running along the edge of the die, so if it wobbles, it doesnt scratch the CPU's corners off.

Luckily, I just had to put a small bit of folded-up bit of paper on the CPU retainer.
 

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It's running fine, in the high-low 40's load, It's just basically laying on the core at the moment- is the problem. If I moved my case at all, stand it up I'm sure it's not going to be making contact with the core at all.
 

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Well mat you are just going to have to give it a go and see what happens.. Turn your machine off and have your case standing up and turn it back on..However make sure you have a shutoff temp in the BIOS of 55c.

You will soon know if it doesnt make proper contact.
 

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get black tape and make them 4 layers thick. just little squares. put them on each corner. you have your self some ******* engineered processor pads
 

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get black tape and make them 4 layers thick. just little squares. put them on each corner. you have your self some ******* engineered processor pads


Yes, just like the Athlon XP's used to have. I used a washer also on my naked 170 and BT.
 

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Yes, just like the Athlon XP's used to have.

you got it. i've tried telling people that all the time. hell, when you had to unlock the xp 2000+ you had to take a pad off. had to make a duct tape pad to replace it =/
 

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get black tape and make them 4 layers thick. just little squares. put them on each corner. you have your self some ******* engineered processor pads


Yes, just like the Athlon XP's used to have. I also used a washer on my 170 and BT.

 

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I don't have the problem with adding padding... THERES NO PRESSURE FROM THE HEATSINK ON THE CORE. I just put on the old brackets and used the stock HS/F from the opteron, had to mod the brackets some so it would sit down onto the core good.

Guess I'll be running it like this til I can figure out what to do with the other heatsink.
 

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Is that right? Your opty is running at 2.7GHz on 1.275V? That's just, well, quite unbelieveable.

You said full-load temps are mid-40's; is that CPU temp, or Core temp? If it's CPU temp, I would say that it's 5-10C too high, and you need a bit more pressure between the heatsink and core to spread out the thermal paste.
 

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i lapped my stock opty heatsink. then i ******* engineered w/ superglue my venus 12 fan that blows wind like a tornado onto the fan shroud of the opty heatsink. sold it to my friend for 20 bucks. hell, you can't beat that, the heatsink has heatpipes....
 

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Is that right? Your opty is running at 2.7GHz on 1.275V? That's just, well, quite unbelieveable.

You said full-load temps are mid-40's; is that CPU temp, or Core temp? If it's CPU temp, I would say that it's 5-10C too high, and you need a bit more pressure between the heatsink and core to spread out the thermal paste.

Here's 1.35v (1.328v what says in bios and software) 2.7ghz 25 hour prime. Was only stable at 1.3v for about 4-5 hours in prime.

I know my problem I tried stating it a few times, theres not enough pressure between the heatsink and core- it lost too much height when I removed the IHS. For now I'm using the stock heatsink/fan that came with it after modding my bracket a bit so it would sit tight against the core.
 

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Well, increase the pressure. Buy a metal file, and get filing. I had to file one of the heatsinks on the mobo, and some bits on the bottom of the retention bracket. And, the heatsink itself, as two fins were hitting my memory.

Also, I would suggest overclocking up until your core temps hit 55C under full load (I use PC Wizard for the temps). For me, that was at 1.45V.
 

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How will filing make more pressure? I think he needs to grab himself some washers for the mounting brackets. Put them under the nuts until it is tight enough.
 

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Well, I sanded the entire underside of the mounting bracket for my heatsink (which were 2 screw holes, and 4 bumps on each corner).

But yeah, using washers is indeed another option. Filing may still be needed if the heatsink hits anything now its lower.
 

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The problem with my Blue Orb 2 is that it doesn't have mounting brackets inbetween the HS and mobo, just has a backplate for the screws to go into. I could possibly use the stock backplate, I have to rip it all out and check but I'll wait until I have some electrical tape or something to make some pads for it.

I did take a razor blade and scrape a little off the four bumps on the stock bracket, as well as the two holes. It's on the core nicely at the moment, I also had to break off two of the tabs for the heatpipes .
 

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The problem with my Blue Orb 2 is that it doesn't have mounting brackets inbetween the HS and mobo, just has a backplate for the screws to go into. I could possibly use the stock backplate, I have to rip it all out and check but I'll wait until I have some electrical tape or something to make some pads for it.

I did take a razor blade and scrape a little off the four bumps on the stock bracket, as well as the two holes. It's on the core nicely at the moment, I also had to break off two of the tabs for the heatpipes .
is your blue orb bolt on or snap on? if its bolt on, then you're ready to go. just don't overtighten. just make it hand tight to where its not going to move.
 
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