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Athlon 64 With Its Metallic Cap Removed
Author: Gabriel TorresDate: April 7, 2006 - 8:19 AM PST

Have you ever seen an Athlon 64 wihout its metallic cap? Oh, didn't you know that its metallic cover is just a heatsink? Yesterday our socket 754 Athlon 64 3200+ burned and we decided to open it to take a look on how it looks like without its metallic cap. In fact it looks a lot like Athlon XP, but with a bigger die.

Anyway, see for yourself, the picture is below.

Athlon 64 without its metallic cap
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Its heatsink is really glued to the die, so we had a bad time trying to removing it without breaking the CPU. As you can see, we chip off our chip (what a infamous selection of words). Don't try doing this with a working processor!

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