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post #1 of 10
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Well, I opened up my motherboard on Monday and it turns out the seller removed the AM2+ retention bracket. mad.gif I can buy one online for like under five bucks but I don't really want to wait for shipping.

Any tips on how to mount the heatsink without the retention bracket? So far I haven't thought of anything that'd work too well, so I was wondering what you guys thought.

(This is the thing I'm missing.)
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i cant really see how it attaches to the heatsync.... but zipties maybe?
    
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are there any computer stores near you?
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Not sure if zip-ties would get enough pressure?

Here's what it looks like:

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Originally Posted by ffejrxx;13638544 
are there any computer stores near you?
This is Canada, where all local stores like to charge 2x-5x as much as everybody else. No way I'm paying $20 for one of these.
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post #5 of 10
Well i zip-tied a heat sync from a dell to one of my p4's a while ago. i used like 10 of them and i got enough pressure on their to bend the fins.

The picture is kinda small so i cant see where the heatsync attaches to the retention bracket? or does it just screw on?
    
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Dude...i have a spare. I will send it to you. Message me your address. Its orange. Have a brand new AMD stock heatsink/fan as well. Would need a couple bucks for for the added shipping cost of that. But otherwise you can have it if you care to wait for it. Let me know
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post #7 of 10
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Quote:
Originally Posted by iCrap;13638590 
Well i zip-tied a heat sync from a dell to one of my p4's a while ago. i used like 10 of them and i got enough pressure on their to bend the fins.

The picture is kinda small so i cant see where the heatsync attaches to the retention bracket? or does it just screw on?
The mounting on AMD is totally different than Intel.

Maybe this will help you understand. http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=prcd2wqIgVQ#t=159s

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Originally Posted by twisted5446;13638632 
Dude...i have a spare. I will send it to you. Message me your address. Its orange. Have a brand new AMD stock heatsink/fan as well. Would need a couple bucks for for the added shipping cost of that. But otherwise you can have it. Let me know
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post #8 of 10
the bracket screws to the board via the backplate, the stock heatsink clips to the bracket


try contacting the board seller and tell them its missing the bracket to hold the stock heatsink
Edited by ffejrxx - 5/25/11 at 8:01pm
post #9 of 10
Oh thats TOTALLY different than intel. I suppose you could still use zip ties just a lot of them.
Probably better off getting the clip though.
    
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post #10 of 10
PLEASE DO NOT try to use zip ties to mount the heatsink - it will not provide enough pressure to make adequate contact between the CPU and HSF. These brackets should be easy enough to get ahold of for a couple bucks.

http://store.cwc-group.com/am21.html

don't know if you can find it cheaper from an online retailer (probably) - just search for this: "stock AM2 retention bracket"


edit: ebay query = win for uber cheap AM2 retention brackets

http://shop.ebay.com/i.html?_nkw=am2+bracket&_sacat=0&_odkw=stock+am2+retention+bracket&_osacat=0&_trksid=p3286.c0.m270.l1313
    
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