CPU related query

Ian Molton spyro at f2s.com
Fri Aug 27 02:45:25 PDT 2004


On Thu, 26 Aug 2004 18:33:10 -0600
Archaic <archaic at linuxfromscratch.org> wrote:

> You should have pulled off the plastic. I saw this happen once. The
> CPU burned up nearly instantaneously, I'm afraid.

You're referring to the plastic sometimes covering the wax pad?

If your chip dide instantly, I would be willing to bet the user put the
heatsink on backwards (thus leaving a gap between chip and sink) as even
with the plastic bit theres enough thermal capacity to keep the chip
from frying.



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