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Wednesday, 23 January 2013 08:55

Sapphire’s tiny Edge HD3 put to the test - Edge HD3 disassembly

Written by Sanjin Rados

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Review: Brazos barebone bonanza

Taking the HD3 apart requires more attention and caution than skill. Still, it’s necessary to follow some simple steps, but be warned – in case you get a full system rather than a barebone, disassembly will void the warranty.

The cover can be removed using a thin, flathead screwdriver. After the cover is removed it is possible to access the rest of the screws (one screw is located under the warranty sticker).

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The next step is to remove the screws surrounding the VGA connector, after which it is possible to remove the front cover.

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Note the low profile heatsink and small CPU fan.

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The HD3 ships with a single 4GB DDR3-1333 SO-DIMM module and a 320GB 5400rpm hard drive, courtesy of Samsung.

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