how to keep a processer cool(24 posts)
Wavy? No flat bottom? I'm not getting it. It's got to touch the CPU to keep it cool. All of the Intel fansinks I've seen have used strong metal retaining clips that take a lot of force to latch. Take a look at this document from Intel and tell me if any of the fansinks in it look like yours:
OK, so the one with the wavy fins -- that explains the "wavy" description. In that document, they never show the bottom of that heatsink, but I know it must have a flat bottom that touches the CPU. On page 7, they show how the force of the heatsink against the processor is supposed to flex the motherboard. Unfotunately, the retainer clip is in the way but the bottom of that heatsink is certainly going to be flat.
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