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Getting good contact with IHSless cpu?

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Messiah Khan, 17 May 2006.

  1. Messiah Khan


    Joined: 1 Sep 2005

    Posts: 10,000

    Location: Scottish Highlands

    Im considering removing the IHS on my A64 3000, as im sure its making bad contact internally. Im currently using an Artic Freezer 64 HSF. What I was wondering, is if I remove the IHS how do I make good contact as surely there will be a tiny gap where the IHS was. Do I have to use a screw down HSF or is it possible to get the AC Freezer to make tight contact?
  2. w3bbo

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 14 Nov 2005

    Posts: 10,663

    Location: Up North

    Screw down heatsinks are the way to go with naked chips. You have a much greater chance of chipping the core and getting an uneven contact with clip on heatsinks.
  3. Mikey1280

    Wise Guy

    Joined: 1 Jan 2006

    Posts: 1,526

    Location: South East London

    You can sand down the bottom of the retention bracket personally I wouldnt bother, just get a screw down cooler.