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Old 11-30-2008, 06:56 PM   #11
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Default Re: AMD Athlon X2 64 vs. Intel Core 2 Duo

the clips on the AMD heatsinks are very secure. Though its a bit hard to install without force, takes a while, but after you install, you can pick up the whole mobo with the heatsink, though i dont know if its secure.
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Default Re: AMD Athlon X2 64 vs. Intel Core 2 Duo

They reviews aren't talking about the CPU heatsinks being loose. They are saying that the chipset heatsinks on the motherboard are loose.
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Old 12-01-2008, 01:37 AM   #13
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Default Re: AMD Athlon X2 64 vs. Intel Core 2 Duo

I wouldn't worry too much about the loose heatsink. If it really is that bad you could pick up some screws/nuts/nylon washers/springs for a couple bucks at you local hardware store. Those little plastic clips suck.
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