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Also do you have one of those socket-style P-II's
you refer to that I can practice on?

:-)

-- Rod
   http://www.sunsetsystems.com/

Peter Jay Salzman said:
> rod, i emailed tom's hardware.  they said that they took the article down because
> they were afraid of lawsuits by people who did the shaving process incorrectly.
>
> a perfectly understandable position.
>
> does anyone have a copy of the article?
>
> pete
>
> begin: Rod Roark <rod@sunsetsystems.com> quote
>> Tomshardware.com reports:
>>
>>   No Search Results for '(shaving or shave or shaved or shavings or shaver or
>>   shaves)'
>>
>> Pete, would you share whatever it is you're smoking?
>>
>> ;-)
>>
>> -- Rod
>>
>> Peter Jay Salzman said:
>> > what zach is referring to, for those who haven't read this on tom's hardware, is
>> > the "pin heighten adjustment" that people are using these days.
>> >
>> > the theory goes like this:
>> >
>> > IC chips need only a very small amount of current to work.  any current more than
>> > required is simply wasted as thermal energy.
>> >
>> > now heat conduction is proportional to the area of the surface in contact, the
>> > surface area of an IC pin is 2 \pi r h, where h is the depth of the pin.
>> >
>> > since only a very small amount of current is needed to keep the CPU active, a
>> > common technique to keep wasted current from flowing is to clip off about 1
>> > millimeter from each pin on your pentium or athlon chip.
>> >
>> > this was dubbed, on tomshardware.com, as "shaving".
>> >
>> > you need a *very* steady hand.  i would recommend practising on a socket PII or
>> > something before attempting it on an expensive chip.
>> >
>> > peter
>> >
>> > begin: Zach Johnson <zjohnson@math.ucdavis.edu> quote
>> >> Be sure to shave the cpu before applying the oil.
>> >>
>> >> On Fri, Oct 26, 2001 at 11:51:34AM -0700, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
>> >> > begin: John C. Alden <jcalden@ucdavis.edu> quote
>> >> > > At 12:05 AM 10/26/01 -0700, you wrote:
>> >> > > >begin: Mark K. Kim <markslist@cbreak.org> quote
>> >> > > >> On Thu, 25 Oct 2001, Peter Jay Salzman wrote:
>> >> > > >
>> >> > > >it all goes into the equation of running a well-oiled system.
>> >> > > >
>> >> > > >pete
>> >> > >
>> >> > > You're supposed to OIL these things? Sheesh, no one told me!
>> >> >
>> >> > well, not all machines.  you're only supposed to oil the really hot CPU's.
>> >> > there's a couple of benefits:
>> >> >
>> >> > 1. because of the heat generated by cpu's, the cpu pins have a tendancy to
>> >> >    oxidize against the walls of the pin inserts.  oiling the pins will help
>> >> >    prevent cpu's from getting stuck.  particular socket type cpu's.
>> >> >
>> >> > 2. oil helps transfer the heat away from the CPU.  this also helps the cpu
>> >> >    run faster.
>> >> >
>> >> > 3. a light coating of oil also protects the CPU from dust and crud which gets
>> >> >    trapped inside the case.
>> >> >
>> >> > for these reasons, it's highly recommended to apply a light coating of oil on
>> >> > your cpu.  there are special oils made for the CPU.  if you have an AMD chip,
>> >> > ONLY USE AMD APPROVED CPU OIL!!!
>> >> >
>> >> > the thing is, any light-weight cpu oil would work just as fine.  i personally
>> >> > use normal cooking vegetable oil.  my guess is that something peanut oil would
>> >> > probably be too heavy for this particular application.
>> >> >
>> >> > pete
>> >> >
>> >> > ps- oil also helps in the hot-swapping of IDE devices.
>> >> >
>> >> > --
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>> >> > Microsoft, MSN, MSNBC, Expedia, or their products or services ..."
>> >> >                     -- Clause from license for FrontPage 2002
>> >>
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