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Broken retention clip on AMD motherboard

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by treads100, Oct 26, 2007.

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  1. treads100

    treads100 Thread Starter

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    The plastic retention clip which holds the heat sink and fan unit to my [AMD socket 939 ]motherboard has broken. This clip is fixed to the motherboard by two screws and can therefore be removed easily. Question is: where can I buy a new one (UK)? Or is there a newer solution which can still be fixed to the motherboard via the two existing screw holes in the motherboard. I really don't want to buy a new motherboard for the sake of a piece of plastic!!
    Cheers.
     
  2. MichaelDee

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    I don't understand what you mean. Is it for the cpu or a chipset? You may find an aftermarket heatsink/fan with additional hardware that may work.
     
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  4. MichaelDee

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    OK, never broke one, but you don't want the heatsink sitting loose against the cpu. I assume that if they are available in the US, then you can get them almost anywhere, its just a matter of looking.
     
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