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    Is it possible to crush a core?

    Hi.

    I've got a Coolermaster Aero 7 lite- I've been trying for ages to attach it to my motherboard but it just won't let me - I'm worried that too much pressure will crush the core of my CPU.

    Has anyone else encountered problems such as core crushing?

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    of course you can crush cores
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    Yes.

    Alot easier with AMDs though, as Intel ones come with a small heatspreader protecting the core (as do the new Athlon 64bit cpu's).

    Its not easy though, and you shouldnt have a problem unless your trying to hammer the HSF on.

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    Hmm.

    It's really a design fault in my opinion for AMD motherboards - the clips you use to attach the heatsink are patheticlly difficult to attach to the motherboard (without damaging anything in the process....)

    Intel have thought it through and they use a "screw in" system to the HSF's - thus saving the bother of having to (tediously) attempt to attach the clips to the motherboard.

    Sigh. *shakes fist*

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    I know what you mean gamezfreak but some HSF are much harder to install than others. My inexpensive Volcano11+ was very easy to install, some of the cheap basic CM ones are far harder to attach and I believe the likes of funky Aero7's are among the hardest of all.

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    I'm gonna try later tonight (after I get some thermal paste) to attach it again. Hopefully with some effort it'll click on this time.

    Emphasizing on the word "Hopefully"....

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    Having put an Aero7+ in a friends machine a couple of months back I can agree, they are a bit of a nightmare, and I was working with a crappy £20 case, so space was tight as well...not much fun at all, especially when once I'd thought it was on, it then unclipped itself once I'd put the PSU back in.

    ...you want a small screwdriver, to pull to main clip out down and then in, if you see what I mean

    Of course, there's always the socket a boards with the mounting holes....

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    Heh. I'm from nottingam aswell...
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    In my experience the coolermaster aero 7 was horrible, just the little screw drive catch, zalman flower was much nicer with nice little device the put the catch on, slk900 has a bracket on back of motherboard (pain 1st time) after that its easy as pie.

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    Yes it is possible to crush a core!!!

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    hi

    i crushed a core of my 9800 pro gfx card with a water block
    so yes you can crush a core

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    Originally posted by bigal13
    hi

    i crushed a core of my 9800 pro gfx card with a water block
    so yes you can crush a core
    ooohh, that made me cringe
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    Originally posted by Lexeus
    ooohh, that made me cringe
    yeh

    and made a BIG hole in my pocket

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    Originally posted by bigal13
    yeh

    and made a BIG hole in my pocket
    and I bet a stain on your trousers too !!
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    Originally posted by gamezfreak
    Heh. I'm from nottingam aswell...
    hehe, good stuff - I'd come and lend a hand, but it's kinda out of date...will probably have changed it by the time you read this post.

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