What is the name of the part where the heatsink attaches to?

By jah7_85 ·
A friend of mine's computer, was restarting itself very shortly after turning on. When I investigated the inside of the computer, the two plastic pieces that is on the motherboard that helps to hold on to the two metal pieces that hold down the heatsink to the processor, where broken. Do you know the name of that piece?

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by NexS In reply to What is the name of the p ...

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My thought

by santeewelding In reply to :)

Not near as helpful as your thought, was that his friend was inside the case before he was, and the friend might know the name of what he broke.

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Depends on the CPU type and motherboard design

by TheChas In reply to What is the name of the p ...

What part you need depends on the specific socket type CPU and the motherboard design.

At least as long as what is broken is not the socket itself.

As many OEMs use custom brackets for the heatsink mount, your best option would be to take the case to a local repair shop and see if they either have the correct part or a CPU fan that includes the parts you need.


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Sounds like the old sockets like 462 with those plastic nubs

by CG IT In reply to Depends on the CPU type a ...

break those and the board is toast unless you have threaded posts as an alternate method of attaching the HSF.

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by seanferd In reply to Sounds like the old socke ...

If those little metal brackets were contacting anything on the board while they were loose.

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And as the older Socket 370 and earlier

by OH Smeg Moderator In reply to Especially

Where a extremely tight fit they where extremely easy to break the CPU Socket.

I lost count of the M'Boards that I had to replace because the Customer or one of their friends knew what it was that they where doing and trashed the M'Board.


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