[c-nsp] heat fins popping loose on WS-X67xx cards

Jon Lewis jlewis at lewis.org
Thu May 28 15:48:58 EDT 2009

On Thu, 28 May 2009, Jay Ford wrote:

> I'm trying to determine if this is a systemic problem or just a fluke. 
> It seems like a design flaw, with the spring being too much for the 
> soldered wire loop.  Has anybody else seen this?  If so, with how many 
> cards & of what types?

I've seen this sort of failure on the chipset heatsink on a Soyo P4 
motherboard.  I used superglue to 're-anchor' the wire loop into the 
motherboard.  The repair outlasted the motherboard (which eventually died 
due to bad [expanding & leaking] capacitors).

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