Hey guys, how do you know if your CPU heatsink is seated properly after installing it? What do you look for?
Specifically, for an Athlon XP processor.
I dont wanna find out by seeing smoke coming out of the chip, I already fried one XP2000.
uyse your judgement. you usualy dont worry about it but put it on with grease once than remove it to see if the grease sperads out well, if it does, than there is enough cobtact would be my guess. other than that you can rock it slightly and use that to judge. what heatsink are you using?
Best way, if you have room to do it, it to place a light behind the HSF and core. If you see any light in the center, you have a big problem. This is not always possible with the numerous components place around the socket.