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Frequent loose contact between heatsink and processor

I m experiencing regular system hangs and frequent restarts due to poor contact between cpu and heatsink kindly provide me a solution (i dont want to replace my heatsink with any other)

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Re: frequent loose contact between heatsink and processor

Hi if you want you can do this first apply thermal compound as normal and a small amount of Type 150 silicon on each corner of the cpu. The cpu is placed in a slot 1 adapter and I use a clamp to let it cure overnight this will do the the job good luck

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