By: Tillmann (IP: 146.140.7.*)
Written on: 24-01-2005 14:34
I suppose the clip on the socket itself broke off?
Most Socket 423 coolers use the mounting holes in the motherboard, so it's no big deal. But you may have find problems finding a new Socket 423 cooler at all.
One unit I recommend for its low noise and still good performance is the Zalman CNPS-5100CU cooler. It mounts directly to the motherboard.
You can but it online here:
It's a rather expensive cooler; the question is whether it makes sense to invest $40 in a cooler for an obsolete socket format at all. However, this cooler is also compatible with AMD Socket A, which is a bit more recent (CPUs and motherboards are still in production).