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Do i need a CPU shim?

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Karl04

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Aug 1, 2002
Location
Suffolk, VA, USA
I heard that they can protect the CPU from getting crushed by the heavy heatsinks? like Volcano etc.

But, i also heard from somewhere that Heatsinks with fans that are like 7000rpm dont last but a year. is that true?

or not?

cause i want to get Volcano Cu+ or Volcano 7.

? help?

Karl
 

NeoMoses

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Jul 7, 2001
yes, they can protect the CPU.
No, you don't need one, but it's a nice safety net for some. The real problem is crushing the core while installing.
No, High RPM Heatsinks don't die after 1 year.
Make sure that if you do get a shim you use it properly. Make sure the heatsink is seated properly. I've heard horror stories about that.
 

Jkasmann

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Aug 16, 2002
Location
St Louis, MO
Yeah, probably wont need a shim, but if it makes you feel safe, grab one. Also heatsinks definetly dont die after a year (and decent fans dont either) so you should be ok there also.