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Whats Cracking your cpu core?

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Justin

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May 25, 2001
Yeah. I would imagine it would be due to heat. Ive hear people "cracking" their cores...is this a Thunderbird trend or does it happen to p3/4? And how can it happen to me?
 
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William

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cracking the core is exactly what is sounds like, breaking, chipping, destroying your core. You do this by putting too much pressure onto the core of a chip. It mainly happens in AMD chips but can but rarely in Intel chips. Most of the time cracking occurs through using the wrong hsf on a socket a cpu, or improperly installing a hsf. Other times, a flaw in the hsf design(Globalwin Clip) will crack the core as well. With carefull instilation, you should be able to avoid this.