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    Athlon CPU pads - where do i get them from?

    I think the pads in the corners of my barton are wearing down, and was wondering if some place sell them at a decent price.

    I was also wondering what the best method it to remover the old ones.

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    Er, why do you want to change the pads? Unless the coolers on and off all the time, there's no need.

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    Get a shim.... sorted

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    Or you could look for some suitable sized 'stick on feet' the sort you put on plastic boxes if you've bunged some electronics in it or something. Try Maplins, RS, Farnell, CPC etc., but be sure they are very similarly sized to existing ones and spongy, solid plastic stick on feet will not do. They have to provide flexible support, not be a solid resting block.

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    Sorry but I find it funny that you would BUY pads for the corners of your cpu... I can imagine a company like asaka starting to make these and sell for £10 each. There marketing department would be busy for ages but its the sort of thing that they would sell...

    Anyway, after removing the heatspreader for a k6-2 500 cpu, it looked much like an athlon but without the pads. This cpu needed something as the heatsink was only hold down by 2 plastic tabs (athlons use 6) so the hs wasnt level. I had some insulation tape and just stuck layer apon layer onto a peice of metal until right thickness (5 layers iirc), then cut it into four pieces, peeled them off and stuck onto, and it works as expeced...

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    The reason why I need them is because Ive been testing out a number of mobo's over the past couple of months and the pads have become rediculously soft.

    The DIY insulation idea sounds cool, but ill probs just go for the shim.

    But anyways, thanks for all your responses guys

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    I found some on the bottom of my creative speakers - worth a shot. Right size too.

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    Email AMD and see if they can send you some?

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    Where would I get one of these shims you are talking about ...prey tell

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