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31-Aug-2008, 12:37 PM #1
Question Broken CPU fan motherboard holder
The plastic has broken so the metal clips will not firmly clip the CPU fan to the motherboard
need advice on what my options are
getting a replacement or superglueing the fan to the remainding fan plastic

EDIT: broken heatsink retention bracket

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31-Aug-2008, 03:00 PM #2
Is this an Intel socket 478 heatsink retension mechanism?
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31-Aug-2008, 03:28 PM #3
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31-Aug-2008, 04:02 PM #4
If its one of these that broke:
You'll want to replace it with a new one, rather then attempt a fix which I've never seen to work at all, or work long.
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