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Whats Cracking your cpu core?

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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?
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.