Mikhail sends the word that they just finished reviewing the GlobalWin CAK-II
38 hsf. Great hsf, terrible name! It performs quite well though, take a look
at what he thought here.
As is the case with most clips, this one is controversial. It's a good improvement
because there's now a secure spot for the screwdriver to go so it doesn't slip
and damage anything. Unlike the SAK38, the CAK's is attached with a lot more
ease and didn't snap when I got it on the socket. Being a steel clip, getting
it on with your bear hands is extremely difficult and not a very wise thing
to try. It's actually a lot safer using a screwdriver, believe it or not. What's
bad about the clip is that 1) you still have to use a screwdriver (where's the
finger-pushing plate?) and 2) it only covers one socket tab. This could pose
a problem if one of your slugs is broken. On a more common note, be careful
not to slide the heatsink and/or a CPU shim, which can be quite easy to do when
dealing with such a retention mechanism.