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Old 04-13-2006, 10:47 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Unhappy heatsink tab broke off!!

Hi, I've had my new heatsink:
(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835118119)

for about half a year, and one day, suddenly the 4 clamps that hold the heatsink on, one of them just snaps. I was wondering if I could buy the whole set where you hold in the heatsink, or if I have to buy a whole new motherboard?

heres a picture of what I mean: http://img2.freeimagehosting.net/ima...7b3cca7dba.jpg
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Old 04-13-2006, 11:33 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yea, you should be able to take the hold heatsink retainer off of your motherboard. Use a nail clipper though to get the plastic screw that holds it to the board. Now from your picture this is a 478 Socket for a pentium 4?

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Or at this site at the bottom
http://www.cwc-group.com/sope4cofan.html
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omg man, thanks so much! Its socket 478, but I have an Intel Celeron D on it.
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