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Postby mruseful » Mon Dec 18, 2006 7:41 pm

Hi all.
I have a AMD64 3200 and a 3400. I want to swap to the 3400 but it seems to be approx 3/32" thinner than my 3200 and I cannot get my heatsink to go down that far and accordingly it overheats. It is definitely not touching the CPU as I have checked.
Is this normal?
The 3200 is a fat CPU with a large metal top. The3400 is very thinwafer type with the capacitors showing.
I suppose I could try altering the heatsink surround etc. but not convinced it will work.
Any ideas.
Thanks folks.
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Postby The Coolest » Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:50 am

The A64 3200 that you have is a standard desktop CPU.
The top metal part is called IHS (stands for Integrated Heat Spreader).
The A64 3400 that you is a laptop CPU. You can't use it in a desktop motherboard with standard cooling. There are heatsinks that will work, though but you have to look for them and ofcourse get one.
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Postby mruseful » Tue Dec 19, 2006 8:53 pm

Thanks to 'The Coolest' That sounds correct. I will have to look around for a heatsink now.
I appreciate your help.
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