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rencom
15-05-2003, 02:42 PM
I just got me this board for a good price and when i went to clamp down my heatsink it broke of a bit of the socket and it wont clamp down at all now. >_<
I have tried to glue the broken peice back on and tried to secure the heatsink and fan to the board using rubber bands but no luck It wil sit on the board but the temp go's upwards of 50 degrees
go here for http://rencom.tk/ for a pic of the problem

please help me!!! :(
cheers

whetu
15-05-2003, 02:48 PM
you wont be able to fix it.. look for a heatsink that has a clip for all 6 (or 4 in your instance) socket lugs

If you ask a local computer retailer nicely, they might have some of the brand new AMD stock heatsinks lying about... they have a suitable clip, use microfins and have a very quiet fan on them.. they'll fit your sockets and be completely overkill for your needs

rencom
15-05-2003, 03:38 PM
Could you show me a link so i can get an idea of what to look for please?

CYaBro
15-05-2003, 03:50 PM
The igloo brand of AMD CPU fans have the double clips you could try.

Check them out here:

http://www.glacialtech.com/socket_a.htm

tweak\'e
15-05-2003, 05:08 PM
open your eyes guys its not a socket A but a socket 370 (dual p3 mobo).

a 6 hole heatsink clamp MAY work ok. (the socket has only 4 clips not 6 like socket A's have so it may not stay on very well)

the thing to watch is the height of the cpu differs dependig on model, usually the later ones are shorter and if you use a heatsink thats made for a late model p3 on a early p3/cele you will often have to much pressure and break the socket.

sometimes slideing a bit of fine fishing line underneath the socket and tying the heatsink on can work.

have fun ;-)

whetu
15-05-2003, 05:21 PM
http://forums.overclockers.co.nz/attachment.php?s=&postid=91844

thats the previous gen of stock AMD hsf, the latest gen are taller and apparently have a quieter fan.

You can see the clip on the heatsink has the ability to use all available socket lugs, one of these heatsinks (by that I mean a heatsink with a 6-lug clip) is your only realistic chance of getting cooling on that broken socket of yours as it will use the remaining lug

Jen C
15-05-2003, 06:05 PM
whetu's link requires registration to access that image.

Try this link (http://forums.overclockers.co.nz/attachment.php?s=&postid=91844&s=6e50639eebecfb9195765f87d585aaf0) instead.

whetu
15-05-2003, 06:11 PM
*slaps head*

oh yeah.. silly me
if neither link works.. try this (http://www.g33kflat.skankyflat.net/images/hsf.jpg)