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those are too clean for this thread
 
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those are too clean for this thread
Sorry, I think I missed the point of the thread and should have posted elsewhere. My english is bad.
 
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I find this on a regular basis. It's so simple to remove. How does this even happen?
I was getting ready to chuckle...then I remembered that I did this once back in the lga 775 days. It was an old XFX m-atx motherboard that T-Ski and I sold back and forth to each other. I was wondering why I "all of a sudden" wasn't getting decent temps on my e8400. I went to re-seat the cpu cooler...and there it was.

My cheeks went red and there was no one in the room.

Oops...:).

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P.S. Gorstak...You're from Croatia? I had a nice little old Croatian woman cook me Sarma one time. Her family recipe. I'll never forget it...:).
 
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I was getting ready to chuckle...then I remembered that I did this once back in the lga 775 days. It was an old XFX m-atx motherboard that T-Ski and I sold back and forth to each other. I was wondering why I "all of a sudden" wasn't getting decent temps on my e8400. I went to re-seat the cpu cooler...and there it was.

My cheeks went red and there was no one in the room.
To be fair, we've all had a moment like that at least once..
 
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I find this on a regular basis. It's so simple to remove. How does this even happen?

I've found those (years back) in pre-build PCs ,believe it or not. I think I've only encountered it a couple times, the amazing thing is ,the computers functioned for years ,or at least a year with the damn peel away plastic still on the heat sink :shadedshu:

The only thing worse than that, is I repaired a desktop that spent it's life horizontally under a monitor in an office , and the heat sink had no hardware attaching it to the motherboard, it was still stuck because the thermal paste had dried like cement, but that was it. I wondered ,had it never had screws holding it in ?or had someone removed them and forgot to put them back?, and what are the chances the heat sink didn't slide? So many things could have gone wrong
 
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To be fair, we've all had a moment like that at least once..
Well...I must be special then...I can recount moments like this at least a half dozen times. I wish I still had the pictures of the time I thought it might be a good idea to "blow out" the lines in one of my liquid cooling builds. Absolutely shredded my dual bay reservoir. All I heard was a pop...and then I remembered I had my compressor set to 150 psi. Scared the livin' hell out of me...:).

I haven't seen too many emachines(which I never liked), Packard Bells, or Gateways in the last few years. Mostly HP or Dell workstations of one kind or another.

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I wondered ,had it never had screws holding it in ?or had someone removed them and forgot to put them back?, and what are the chances the heat sink didn't slide? So many things could have gone wrong
Then there are the old Socket 360 and Socket A CPU days when heatsinks would get mounted backwards and would be off center and not fully in contact with the bare CPU die. And users wondered why they were over heating..
 
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P.S. Gorstak...You're from Croatia? I had a nice little old Croatian woman cook me Sarma one time. Her family recipe. I'll never forget it...:).
That is what local women use to seduce men.
 

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This botch up came in to my workshop last year and at first it was a bit of a head scratcher. Clearly the plastic bracket lug had snapped and the owner had tried with a screw and then decided that superglue would be more appropriate.
Fortunately I keep most of the AMD brackets from broken mobos and was able to replace it, but separating the heatsink from the bracket required some surgery.
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If I can find the picture, I have another one where an owner had superglued an Intel 775 cooler to the top rear cooling fan outlet in the case, remembering to connect it to the motherboard.
The CPU was left to fend for itself...
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From left to right: Wheel Mouse Optical (X802382), IME 3.0 (X08-70387) and Intellimouse Optical (X800472). The last one is pristine, the right one is so-so, but..

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(the white is there for comparision, my camera can't capture the almost organic green-brown, which is just miscoloration, but don't ask me how they managed to make it that colour)
 
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Then there are the old Socket 360 and Socket A CPU days when heatsinks would get mounted backwards and would be off center and not fully in contact with the bare CPU die. And users wondered why they were over heating..
Years ago my oldest nephew had an optiplex, or some really old Dell pre-built pc. He had it laying horizontally, because the heat sink had no hardware attaching it to the motherboard, it was this precarious set up ,where he couldn't touch the case, cause if he did ,the heat sink would slide off in either direction:kookoo:

I got him a brand new OptiPlex 7010 like a month later ,after discovering that was his PC. he was as happy as a pig in shit
 
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I still have an Intellimouse like the one on the far right. They're practically indestructible.
 

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Years ago my oldest nephew had an optiplex, or some really old Dell pre-built pc. He had it laying horizontally, because the heat sink had no hardware attaching it to the motherboard, it was this precarious set up ,where he couldn't touch the case, cause if he did ,the heat sink would slide off in either direction:kookoo:
That must have been an error on someones part.

Anyway, the one of the IME 3.0's side buttons' plastic fiddly bits (the stabilizing fiddly bits) had become quite brittle and broke off during cleaning. I was able to glie back on one of the fiddly bits, I can't imagine it holsing up well. At least I have spare parts.
 

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Oh of course. I just wondering if it was running that way and if so, how slow? Was it even posting?
If it was a socket 370 Celeron it like had a TDP of like 20-25W. If it was Netburst it probably was about 65W (which shows very well how incredibly hot and power hungry that arch was, even the 1.4Ghz Tualatin had like a ~30W TDP).
 
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Oh of course. I just wondering if it was running that way and if so, how slow? Was it even posting?
he did that "fix" himself, as a kid. it was a taller heatsink, just sitting on a cpu. i just found it funny, and it did run. but it would shutdown , likely due to TJMax
 
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From left to right: Wheel Mouse Optical (X802382), IME 3.0 (X08-70387) and Intellimouse Optical (X800472). The last one is pristine, the right one is so-so, but..



(the white is there for comparision, my camera can't capture the almost organic green-brown, which is just miscoloration, but don't ask me how they managed to make it that colour)
That discolouration is from Nicotine and sweat mine did the same thing the clear coating is highly porous and soaks up everything on your fingers
 

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That discolouration is from Nicotine and sweat mine did the same thing the clear coating is highly porous and soaks up everything on your fingers
But all of the coating has it (not just where the fingers are), and had it been nicotine it would have smelled as such I assume? It mostly smells like old slightly moldy books.
 
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That discolouration is from Nicotine and sweat mine did the same thing the clear coating is highly porous and soaks up everything on your fingers
yeah, thats why if i buy anything that 2nd hand i tear it up and clean it up
 
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