Thanks a lot Baron Bar, your detailed repair guide has been invaluable to me!
my very best regards
Baron Bar, my Northbridge plastic stays were toast and managed to fix them with your precious guide just in time I guess, thanks! Everything's running cool now, btw I saw no mention on replacing the thermal strips for the heat sensors, I just left the ones I found there (been sitting there for 11 years..).
Are they still ok or do I need to open all up again and get those replaced too? Of course that will require repasting both CPUs in the process...