[QUOTE]\nWhat if the heatsink had come off because its clip attached to only\n2 plastic hooks on the CPU socket and one of those hooks had\nsnapped off, aided by the heatsink's tiny contact area with the CPU\npackage? That's happened when 32-bit AMD computers were\nshipped or were merely moved for servicing.[/QUOTE]\n\nWhat of it?\n\nIntel had used 2 point clips also in the past and those CPUs\nwould fry too.\n\nMerely moving a system will not break off a socket lug. If\nthe socket lug had been stressed previously, it then may be\npossible, but so it was on the P3 systems too. You'd have\nto be arbitrarily pointing at AMD when they merely changed\nthe socket later than Intel did. P3 easily fries without a\nheatsink.\n\nIn summary, it is irrelevant today. We can look back in\ntime and discount any and practically all company's products\nfor *some* kind of fault in the same manner, but then\nthere's nothing left to build a system with, _today_.