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MSI TECHNICAL BULLETIN

Type: MSI News
Latest Update: Sun, 31 Dec 2000

SUBJECT: AMD® Athlon/Duron CPU Installation Reminder

As processor technology pushes to faster speeds and higher performance, thermal management becomes increasingly crucial when building computer systems. Maintaining the proper thermal environment is key to reliable operation. As such, the processor must be maintained in the specified thermal requirements.

AMD® recommends the use of high performance thermal interface material. AMD® Athlon/ Duron processor with a speed of 600MHz and above requires larger heatsink and fan with 6500RPM and above. You also need to add thermal grease between the CPU and heatsink to improve heat dissipation. Then, make sure that the CPU and heatsink are securely fastened and in good contact with each other. These are needed to prevent damaging the processor and ensuring reliable operation. You can check AMD's web site for more information on proper cooling.

Reference sites:
http://www1.amd.com/products/athlon/thermals http://www.amd.com/products/cpg/athlon/pdf/cooling_guide.pdf

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