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[OT]Dumb hardware question

On Sat, May 10, 2003 at 01:45:46PM -0400, Jerry Feldman wrote:
> My wife's windoz system freezes randomly and I don't believe it is
> software. I put in a new power supply, but that did not fix the problem.
> I reseated the boards. However, I have not been able to reseat the CPU
> (AMD Athalon). The heat sync is clipped on and I don't want to use brute
> force to pull it off. With this little info, anyone want to take a quick
> stab at advice to remove the heat sync. 

Depends on the socket type, but in my experience with an Athlon
Thunderbird, the arms that hold the heat sink are part of a spring. You
should be able to press down on them to release them from the tabs they
hook onto.

Nathan Meyers
nmeyers at

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