Feeds

Intel says no probs with flip chips cracking

But heat sink specifications critical

  • alert
  • submit to reddit

Maximizing your infrastructure through virtualization

Semiconductor firm Intel said today that it has had no reports of packaging cracking on its FC-PGA (flip chip packaging) microprocessors. But, at the same time, it has warned enthusiasts that they need to use the right type of heat sink with the socketed chips to avoid damaging the packaging. That follows reports on an overclocker's page, which we reported in our hardware roundup yesterday, suggesting several instances of Intel FC-PGA chips cracking. A spokesman for Intel said: "It's important to use the right kind of heatsink with FC-PGA packaging". He said that while heat sinks designed for ceramic socketed microprocessors might look like they would work with the plastic packaged chips, the thickness of heat sinks designed for FC-PGA chips was different. He added: "We haven't seen any reports of this packaging breaking." Intel worked with its PC customers to design heat sinks specifically tailored to FC-PGA chips, and these were made to exacting specifications, he said.

The Power of One Infographic

More from The Register

next story
BBC goes offline in MASSIVE COCKUP: Stephen Fry partly muzzled
Auntie tight-lipped as major outage rolls on
There's NOTHING on TV in Europe – American video DOMINATES
Even France's mega subsidies don't stop US content onslaught
You! Pirate! Stop pirating, or we shall admonish you politely. Repeatedly, if necessary
And we shall go about telling people you smell. No, not really
Airbus promises Wi-Fi – yay – and 3D movies (meh) in new A330
If the person in front reclines their seat, this could get interesting
UK Parliament rubber-stamps EMERGENCY data grab 'n' keep bill
Just 49 MPs oppose Drip's rushed timetable
Samsung threatens to cut ties with supplier over child labour allegations
Vows to uphold 'zero tolerance' policy on underage workers
Dude, you're getting a Dell – with BITCOIN: IT giant slurps cryptocash
1. Buy PC with Bitcoin. 2. Mine more coins. 3. Goto step 1
US freemium mobile network eyes up Europe
FreedomPop touts 'free' calls, texts and data
prev story

Whitepapers

Reducing security risks from open source software
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Consolidation: The Foundation for IT Business Transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.
Application security programs and practises
Follow a few strategies and your organization can gain the full benefits of open source and the cloud without compromising the security of your applications.
Boost IT visibility and business value
How building a great service catalog relieves pressure points and demonstrates the value of IT service management.
Consolidation: the foundation for IT and business transformation
In this whitepaper learn how effective consolidation of IT and business resources can enable multiple, meaningful business benefits.