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10-15-2005, 10:02 AM
my heatsink came loose from my northbridge chipset, im sure that is not a good thing, but i would like to know what the possible causes are? here is some info about my cpu:

AMD Athlon 64 3300+
AsusTek K8S-LA Salmon motherboard
sis 760 chipset
southbridge sis 964
phoenix technoligies bios ver 3.14
512 MB DDR Ram
Windows Xp Home with Service PAck 2 build 2600
Direct X 9.0c

if you need more info let me know, any help would be greatly appreciated.

10-15-2005, 10:40 AM
Who can really say why it came off. It could have been a poor adhesive batch used at the factory during creation or it could have been something that happned to the board during transit to your retailer. If the heatsink has plastic push-pins, make sure they are still serviceable and reinstall the sink. If it is secured in place by an adhesive, then look for some thermal adhesive that is designed for this type of application. Arctic Silver has had some out for years that has shown to be an effective glue as well as a workable thermal interface material.

10-15-2005, 11:05 AM
thanks for you advice, ill check it out.