Overclocking with the Frosty ACPSink
The Frosty ACPsink came about as a unique idea to create
a heatsink capable of cooling the increased load put out by the Athlon processor. It's one of a kind design was as of yet unproven, so the time to prove it had arrived. In moments we would bolt the ACPsink onto a 550 Mhz Athlon to see if all the hard work had not been in vain or not.
The Athlon was prepped, its shiny black case removed and the standard aluminum heatspreader discarded. There would be nothing to stand in the way of the shiny silicon die and the lapped base of the ACPsink.
A small dab of AOS non-silicon based thermal paste was applied to the core
and the mounting screws inserted through the holes in the PCB. The ACPsink was
delicately brought into contact with the processors' core, and the screws
tightened. Then we discovered a problem... We had drilled one of the mounting
holes in the wrong place by little more than a millimeter. Enough of an error to
make threading the last mounting screw impossible.
Rather than discard the entire heatsink and start again, something which we couldn't
do, we managed to mount the ACPsink on the Athlon 550Mhz using just three
screws by carefully adjusting the tension in each. A tricky maneuver - too much
pressure on one side and we could have cracked the silicon. Too little pressure
and the heatsink wouldn't make good contact and would thus be rendered
|The ACPsink fits easily into the slot A and is short
enough that it doesn't block a single DIMM slot. Good news for