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Fitting a FOP38

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Conrad

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Hi, i have fitted a FOP38 once before, but now i have reassembled, i can't think how it should go, here is what i think

on the bottom of the HSF, there is a small ledge that hangs over the back of the ZIF socket, the clip on the fop has a split end one end, that has a clip on a "hinge", I think the hinged end goes on teh socket clip at the back of the siocket, and the fixed clip on teh other side goes on the front of the socket.

Do i put the hinged clip on first, and tehn the fixed clip, i remeber it being a bugger to get on last time...

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Tacoman667

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You need to put the fixed end on first. Then the adjustable end on to lock it in place. I found it easiest to do this by placing the HSF on the CPU flat and in the position that it would stay locked on and then I fixed the clip to the lugs. Never tilt the HSF when locking it on for you may crack the core because there is more pressure on the corners then where the pressure should be.
 
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but with the loose end, i notice, if i was to put any pressure on it, the hing makes the clip move right in towars the edge of the processor, so surely i couldn't use a screwdriver or my hand to apply it, I take it the loose end does go behind the soket doesn't it?
 

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The "ledge" should be on top of the cam box(the "shelf") of the S370 socket. The assymetric SK7 clip must be oriented correctly. If the clip is back*sswards, it's easy to see that the bottom of the HS is not parallel with the top of the CPU.

While the older SK7 clips were the spawn of the devil himself, the newer ones are easy to install. Insert the tip of a stubby common("flat blade") screwdriver into the slot cut into the top of the SK7 clip-- being careful to not interfere with the buckle. Then use the screwdriver to push the buckle end of the clip down. Use your free hand to latch the buckle.
 
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Conrad

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when u push down on it with a scredriver the buckle moves right into towards teh side of teh HSF, I take it i am right thinking the buckle goes the "ledge" side of teh socket?
 
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when u push down on it with a scredriver the buckle moves right into towards teh side of teh HSF, I take it i am right thinking the buckle goes the "ledge" side of teh socket?
 
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Ok here is how I did mine, but I have a shim so I can use as much pressure. First, mounting it without the fan attached makes it much easier. Put the fixed end on first, this should be on the opposite of the ledge you are talking about. Next, get a phillips screwdriver with a nice holdable handle and press down on the clip. Use your free hand to attach the hinge to the lug, and you are good to go. I don't know if I would do this if you didn't have a shim though.
 
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I got home, fitted it, found the easiest way was to remove the PSU, so i couls get at the buckle, just used one finder to push the top of the buckle down and in, so the bottom went out, i then loosend off the side pressure and it clipped in! If i used a shim, would it increase temps?
 
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but not on the AMD socket 7 (462) Chips?

I am kinda considering one,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.,.

:)

Conrad