Thermalright XP-120 Installation Beware!


Thermalright. I followed the Thermalright directions, but this XP-120 Heatsink is so large that it actually ripped out the processor when I tried to remove it. So beware, when you put clips down and and whale on the other two, you are putting lots and lots of side force on the processor.
I’m going to try to reassemble today, but I’m pretty sure I torqued both the $300 Athlon X2 3800+ and/or the DFI LanParty Ultra D ($130).
So I would suggest that instead of following the factory directions, what you actually do is to put the heatsink down and then carefully use a screwdriver to get all *four* of the clips down.