Cool That P3V4X!!

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The best method to cool your 9250 clock generator on the P3V4X motherboard
is by going to Radio Shack and buying one of their anodized aluminum
heatsinks for TO-220 packages (transistors, voltage regulators, etc). Cat
No. 276-1368.

Electronics has been an on and off hobby of mine for the
past ten years, and the light bulb went off in my head yesterday. I went
rummaging through my parts box like a madman! Sure enough, this little
black heatsink is not only very cool looking, but it works well!

Using tiny amounts of superglue on the corners of the chip is one idea to hold it in
place. I used a Q-tip to apply the thinnest layer of superglue possible, and again, only on the
edges of the chip. Doing this also makes removing the heatsink fairly easy if you need to later on.

Let me know what you think, and if you’ve had any success.

Email George


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