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Should I call myself lucky?

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Senior Member
Jun 12, 2001
Dorchester UK
Ever since removing the TIM on my ThermoEngine my temps were about as high as my standard HSF. So giving up with thermal paste I obtained a replacement TIM, still the same temps.
Removing the HSF showed the ThermoEngine to be seated slightly askew. After 3 attempts it still wasn't level, then crack, the clip snaps followed by a slight crunch. Yep, chipped core at least the CPU still works.
Call me Lucky it might work. :(
Not TOO lucky. I chipped one whole edge of my Duron 600, and it still works like a charm! Runs at 1125Mhz on a 150FSB actually.