Information for this parts list was gathered from the Gabezing Room and Marc Schrier's Clock Chipping page. Information on performing the modification is available there, so please visit these two sites for questions about how to perform the modification.

Parts List

Description Supplier Part Number Cost (USD)
Oscillator socket Digi-Key A462-ND $0.60
20.000MHz crystal oscillator Digi-Key CTX119-ND $2.78
miniature PC board Radio Shack 276-148 $1.49


About that heatsink: there are a number of pitfalls associated with heatsinking the '040 in a 57x motherboard. First of all, there are no heatsink clips on the CPU socket. This makes it terribly hard to attach a heatsink, obviously. A method I've found to be effective (if somewhat tedious) is to put a thin layer of heatsink grease on the bottom of an 040 heatsink and simply set the heatsink on the CPU. The grease will hold the heatsink in place pretty well and will be quite sufficient as long as you don't move the machine around a lot. If you're planning on transporting the machine, just remember to re-align the heatsink on top of the chip when you get it set up in its new location.

If you're planning on going over 40MHz or have a 25MHz '040 installed, I would also recommend getting a heatsink-mounted fan. The ones I use are from Computers 4 Sure, and are intended for a 486. They piggyback off the HD power connector and draw minimal power. There is a serious problem with these, however, and I suspect it applies to most 486-style heatsink/fan combos. Since the 486 was slightly smaller than the 68040, there is a small lip on the edge of the bottom of this heatsink. This creates an air space between the heatsink and CPU. Since air is a good insulator, this is a problem. I solved it by machining the lip off of the heatsink with my Dremel; for those of you who don't have this option, I suggest finding a heatsink/fan combo whose heatsink has a perfectly flat bottom. If you find one, let me know where you got it and, ideally, a part number and cost as well. As with any heatsink, you should apply a small amount of thermally-conductive "heatsink" grease to the surface in contact with the CPU to effect efficient heat transfer.

Last modified on 15 Aug 2001
by Chris Lawson
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