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Socket A Chrome Orb on Socket 370?

Socket A Chrome Orb on Socket 370?
TweakTown Staff | Jul 11, 2001 at 11:00 pm CDT - 2 mins, 30 secs time to read
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Disclaimer Simple, DO NOT do what we have documented in this novelty based article if you can not afford to buy yourself a new CPU in case your CPU gets murdered in the process! - "don't touch what you can't pay for..." Introduction ThermalTake were kind enough to send us out a few samples of their latest socket a Chrome Orbs to test at TweakTown. I thought, "Yeah, cool... I don't have a socket a processor yet, what am I meant to do with them?" Simple, do exactly what Thermaltake warn us not to do. According to the green box the Orbs came in, the Chrome Orbs only fit on socket a adapters...

When ThermalTake told us they wanted to send us out some samples of their new socket a Orb I realised that it wouldn't work with my current Socket 370 setup. I noticed the clipping system of the new Chrome Orbs might fit a socket 370 adapter. I couldn't help myself, a couple mornings ago I just had to take the chance and see if the socket a Orb would work on my Pentium III 700MHz. At first I wasn't sure, as we know some socket a coolers have had a tendency to crush the CPU's core because of the immense pressure put upon them. I was hoping this wouldn't be the case in my situation! After studying the cooler and clipping system for about a half and hour, I decided to go ahead with it and see if I'd need to by myself a new Pentium III or not. Installation was surprisingly simple! To tell you the truth, I actually found the installation of the socket a Chrome Orb MUCH easier than with an original socket 370 Golden Orb. The clips on the socket a Chrome Orb lined right up exactly right with the socket 370 "hubs". Before I booted up the system I checked to see how much pressure was being put on the Pentium III core due to the socket a Orb and it turned out the pressure was just the same as a normal socket 370 Golden Orb. Also, when I was installing the Chrome Orb I didn't hear any grinding sounds, this was another plus! Now that the socket a Chrome Orb was installed on my socket 370 Pentium III setup with no hassles what so ever, I booted up my system. Once the memory had finished checking, I waited for my system to start beeping, telling me that my CPU was dead... To my surprise, it didn't and Windows booted fine without any hassles! here's some pictures of the new ThermalTake Chrome Orb running on my socket 370 Pentium III 700MHz...
that's about it, we hope you enjoyed this very short novelty based article. We highly recommend you DO NOT try this on your socket 370 CPU, that is unless you can afford to buy a new CPU just in case something happens to go wrong. Remember, no modding at all was needed to archive what we have just done!

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