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AMD Duron Dies - AMD Duron Dies
Tue Jul 11, 2000 | 2:58P| PermaLink
"I take the heatsink off. I clean up the crunchy stuff (what was a corner of the die) and now it doesn't boot! I was VERY Careful when putting the HSF on. My theory is that there is a lack of sealant around the die and it didn't support the core properly. When you look at a Celeron2 I have with lots of edges missing, there is plenty of sealant around it, and it still works! 3 Now to me it looks like (what I would hope to be) a manufacturing defect where the sealant acts as support for the die, but on this case bacause there is absolutley no sealant around it, it basically was too weak and broke off. The sealant on the 600MHZ Duron is way off centre and is not around the whole core. The Celeron2 has got numerous cracks etc etc but it still boots. Could it be the sealant supporting it?"

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