By: Tillmann (IP: 84.167.130.*)
Written on: 24-07-2005 02:01
there are three possibilities, depending on the CPU model you have:
If you have a "SECC" case CPU (Slot 1), the heatsink is attached using metal clips that fit in the square holes on the front side of the CPU (in the aluminum plate).
If you have a "SECC2" case CPU (Slot 1), the heatsink is attached using sticks that go through the CPU PCB, and are attached using a clip on the opposite side.
If you have a "Socket 370" type CPU, the heatsink is attached using clips that hold in the CPU socket on the motherboard, or using screws that go through the motherboard.
Obviously, you need the proper heatsink for your particular CPU model. For example, a SECC heatsink will not fit on SECC2 Pentium 3 CPUs, and vice versa.