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    I m courious if anyone had their processor crushed by the weight of the cooler if they hit a pothole or something.
    i think would be something that would happen mostly to amd processors, and i m worried by this since i chose to use a duron proc for my carputer(and the roads are full of holes here...prolly most that any of you can imagine being in a city )

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    well, considering the processor is already crushed by the spring action of the attachement of the cooler, I guess it can't really be worse (I did destroy a motherboard once because of the slipping scredriver phenomenon)
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    • #3
      I think you'd have a greater chance of the CPU clips breaking due to the weight of the cooler, then falling off, than having a CPU crushed.

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      • #4
        well...i posted this thinking that the cpu die is made to take only 15kg of push force as according to amd s tech docs...if i remeber correctly. There are guys that pushed this to 30kg...but i don t think more will be good

        Thinking on it...i guess i m safe if i don t put a heavy cooler on it,right?

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        • #5
          Originally posted by at_b
          well...i posted this thinking that the cpu die is made to take only 15kg of push force as according to amd s tech docs...if i remeber correctly. There are guys that pushed this to 30kg...but i don t think more will be good

          Thinking on it...i guess i m safe if i don t put a heavy cooler on it,right?
          Umm, dude? The proc won't get crushed if you hit a pothole. There would have to be available movement between the heat sink and proc, and with almost all current day processors (PIII/Athlon and on), there is none. Hitting a pothole will not cause the core to get crushed by the heatsink. If you look at the processor, you should notice four small black pads on the corners of the chip mounting board itself. Those pads prevent just what you describe from happening when mounting the heatsink if the first place. Consider them a sort of shock absorber, as well as a shim to prevent the sink from moving any lower than it needs to in order to make contact with the core.

          Also, the problem can be further avoided if you mount your case so that the heatsink is standing out horizontally instead of the normally vertical in a low profile case.

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          • #6
            well...hope so , because there are foc loads of potholes around here.
            And i ve seen quite a few crushed amds because of too tight clips.

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            • #7
              Once this huge CPU fell from the sky. I mean really huge!!! It crushed my friend standing next to me. Thank god it didn't crush me though...

              O.K. it was a lame joke but it was my first thought after reading the subject.
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              • #8
                If you want to avoid your CPU being crushed when your heatsink rocks back and forth, there's always those Thermaltake CPU shimmies that sit around the die.. they're not expensive either, could always give them a shot.

                I have one on my Athlon XP that i bring to Lans as a precaution..

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                • #9
                  I drive a jeep and I treat it like one. No problems here.

                  shocks, CV joints, radiators, water pumps, tires, drive shafts... but no crushed CPUs
                  car computer rev 5: 8" lilliput and usual suspects

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by starfox
                    If you want to avoid your CPU being crushed when your heatsink rocks back and forth, there's always those Thermaltake CPU shimmies that sit around the die.. they're not expensive either, could always give them a shot.

                    I have one on my Athlon XP that i bring to Lans as a precaution..


                    yup...i was looking for one of those...nobody had them on stock
                    thanks for letting me know thermaltake makes them, i ll look tomorrow, that should be good


                    robiewp: what processor do you have? i think i remeber seeing your config somewhere and i m pretty sure that you did not have an epia, but i m not sure.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by at_b
                      robiewp: what processor do you have? i think i remeber seeing your config somewhere and i m pretty sure that you did not have an epia, but i m not sure.
                      Car comp version 1 had a regular ATX board with /AMD XP at 1400mhz
                      Car comp version 2 has a via m9000

                      My car goes from version 1 to version 2 and then back and forth depending on what I'm working on (if car comp version 2 is undergoing changes, car comp version one subs in)

                      I drive it like a jeep all of the time.
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                      • #12
                        I would say you're pretty safe. Even if your heatsink weighed 1kg (which I doubt it does), in order to get 15kg of force pushing down on your processor, your car would have to accelerate vertically at 14G's (or 137.2 m/sec^2). I don't think the worst pothole in the world would put your car through that.

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                        • #13
                          And 14g is more than enough to get you unconsious. I would like to see a car subjected to 14g though

                          Ill say your motherboard will get damaged if the weight of the heatsink is allowed to flex it too much.

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                          • #14
                            I would like to see a car subjected to 14g though
                            see the movies "taxi {1-3}"
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