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Slot-A AMD Athlon (Thunderbird) 700

  • Jan. 25th, 2006 at 2:01 AM
Online and Alone....
It's strange....  Even though the AMD patented Slot-A type processors and motherboards have gone out of production after such a short existence.  Considering the fact that it's a very efficient type, it's not just odd, but strange.  It's just another example of mainstream inter-compatibility.  They released the Slot-A type processors in an age where people were just too full of Intel Slot-1's and other flat architecture Processing units.

Call it bad timing for AMD, or call it bad reception.  Either way, it's another good thing gone down the drain for the sake of inter-operability.  :(

Sad....  Just got back from scouring the market desperately for an FIC SD-11 motherboard for my AMD Athlon (Thunderbird) 700.  :(  Finally, I had to give up and give the old SD-11 motherboard in for chip-level repair so they can at least get the fans working.  I wonder if there's any other cooling solution that's just as efficient (or better) at a cheap enough price.  Any thoughts on that?

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teemus wrote:
Jan. 24th, 2006 08:38 pm (UTC)
New mobo + processor combo needed, perhaps?
angiasaa wrote:
Jan. 25th, 2006 08:23 pm (UTC)
Guess what! I got my mobo back from the shop today! it works like a charm!! :o)

Yes, I do need a new combo, though I seriously am behind the times. Need a big-time upgrade!!

It will have to wait though, for a while at least.... Though, I guess I won't ever get rid of this PC of mine.... I built her from scratch, part by part, she's too dear to me.. I know you know what I mean. :)
psychog wrote:
Jan. 25th, 2006 08:21 pm (UTC)
extra thermal paste mama...works a bit..30 rupees
angiasaa wrote:
Jan. 25th, 2006 08:26 pm (UTC)
Sadly, I've been using thermal paste for years.... So I can't take your suggestion since I've already taken it. :oP

Too uch thermal paste can make a good thermal conductive environment bad or even miserable.... A thin layer, just enough to seal off the air circulation between the die and the heatsink surface is the best deal.

NEhow, got my mobo back from the shop, and Sam's back to working her charms on me. :o)
psychog wrote:
Jan. 26th, 2006 06:41 am (UTC)
I have always been very generous with thermal.
And who's Sam? She cute?
angiasaa wrote:
Jan. 26th, 2006 11:27 am (UTC)
Sam is my PC. :) _my_ gurl!

Too much thermal tends to cause localization of the heat being generated in your die. You should ideally have as thin a layer of thermal paste as possible in order to be able to transfer the heat efficiently from the die to the heatsink.
psychog wrote:
Jan. 26th, 2006 06:35 pm (UTC)
aighte thankx for the gyan!
angiasaa wrote:
Jan. 26th, 2006 08:55 pm (UTC)
If the manufacturing process was perfect, then the surface of the die and the heatsink contact would be perfectly _flat_ on a molecular level. In such a case, thermal paste would be pointless since the heat transfer would be perfect. We use thermal paste due to the non-flatness of tthe two surfaces in question. We use the paste to bridge the points where there is less contact between the two surfaces. Therefore, just enough paste to overcome those defects is suggested. In all reality, thermal paste is a worse conductor than both metallic surfaces. But it's a good idea to use it since we can't use mercury as that would simply ooze out and leak away. :)

A pleasure to be of assistance. :o)