Subject: HeatSink Install Problem - Any Ideas?
By: Gonzer (IP: 64.119.125.*)
Written on: 12-02-2005 09:54

I removed my old heat sink and was installing a new one.
I was just about to clip in the new one and noticed that I had
broken the plastic clip that it attaches to.

I don't know what to do now? Any ideas?
Is there some way to fix that clip?

Think if I try to glue it back on, it'll meltdown?

Thanks in advance for any tips.

By: Tillmann (IP: 84.58.0.*)
Written on: 12-02-2005 16:20


I suppose you broke off the peg on the socket?
Which Socket are you using?

If it's Socket 370 or Socket A:

There's six of the pegs on the socket. Many coolers only use two of them. So, if you broke of one of the center pegs, I suggest that you buy a cooler that uses all of the six pegs; so it won't matter if one is missing.

Don't bother trying to glue the peg to the socket again. Even if you manage to do so, it will fall off again. These pegs must take a lot of power, due to the high pressure of the heatsink clip.

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