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Old 06-24-2004, 07:24 PM   #1
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broken heatsink clamp?

On my p4pe motherboard, one of the motherboards heatsink clamps is broken. I have been crashing recently quite frequently. I crash during pretty much any game, and i can't burn dvd's anymore. The other day i even crashed during a video. Which do you guys think is more likely, the power supply is bad(i bought a new one but haven't tried it). Or do you think the heatsink isn't making good contact and my computer is getting to hot and locking up? My cpu is running at 62 degrees celsius just browsing mozilla. Does that seem to hot? Should i try to get a new heatsink and possibly try to find a new way to attach it to my MB? I checked my memory and drivers. I also fail when running a prime 95 test, but none of hte memory program tests show me failing. I have a 2.8 gig p4. This is driving me crazy so any help would be much appreciated.

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Old 06-25-2004, 09:25 AM   #2
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I would replace the heatsink even if it's not the problem. it's to important to ignore it.
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Old 06-25-2004, 11:26 AM   #3
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I totally agree with scoob, i mean bofinn. You need to replace that as soon as possible. The temp is probably getting over 70c when playing game without the correct contact with heatsink, especially since your temp are at 63 when idle.

Is this the original heatsink that came with the CPU?
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Old 06-25-2004, 02:18 PM   #4
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Yea its the original heatsink. Its actually not the heatsink clamp thats broken though. The mount on the motherboard is whats broken. The only thing that i can think of doing is installing an amd heatsink mount and buying an amd heatsink.
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Old 06-25-2004, 02:21 PM   #5
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or you can get an intel heatsink that doesnt use that plastic mounting retention mech - I believe some of the swiftechs have that

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Exactly, I own a swiftech model that mounts directly to the motherboard without the use of the standoff that comes on the motherboard. Of course you have to remove the motherboard from the case to install it.

I had this happen to me before where a piece of the standoff broke. I called ASUS and they sent me a replacement free of charge.
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