Guide to installing/removing TaiSol heatsink
Here is a guide that the editors may appreciate. OCWorkBench has kicked up a step by step guide to installing and removing the TaiSol heatsink and cooler for Socket A processors. This is the heatsink that comes with the AMD reference systems that are shipped out for review.
Recently I heard from my friend that he broke the plastic grid of the socket A while installing / removing a heatsink from the Socket. This could be due to the fact that the newer heatsinks design are very similar to those heatsinks/fan in retail pack of Intel processors. There are big levers to assist. Some of my friends even hurt the thumbs and some poke the whole screw driver into the mainboard.
The TaiSol heatsink comes with a notoriously fussy heatsink clip. Their guide includes pictures for illustration and the techniques within can be applied to other Socket A heatsinks.