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Old 11-26-2004, 09:53 PM   #1 (permalink)
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so i bought a sick HSF for my AthlonXP3200+

what I didn't check was my mobo to see where big objects were that could get in the way...sooooo I had to bend a capacitor about 30 degrees ofset to make the unit fit. Luckily, it still powers on OK and seems to be working fine as I don't think I removed the leads from the board.

so next time you are buyin some aftermarket stuff, make sure you consider all the crap that is protruding out of your mobo!
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Old 11-26-2004, 10:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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They are definately good heatsinks though.
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Old 11-27-2004, 07:32 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Yeah, I've had to file some material off a heatsink to get enough clearance around various bits on the motherboard. Fun times.
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Old 11-27-2004, 11:03 AM   #4 (permalink)
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same here, I had to take a dremem and carve out some of some heat sinks to fit around the caps. I would rather mod the HSF then take a chance at f'ing up my board.
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