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[Solved with ziptie] Threadless bolt/screw in my CPU cooler, what to do?

post #1 of 11
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So the cpu cooler is basically the one pictured below. One of the bolts/screws that holds the cpu cooler down is almost threadless. Are these possible to find without going online? Or, since this thing looks stock, should I buy a new one?

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post #2 of 11
you can always try to drill it out and find a replacement, or saw off the bottom and pull it out.


but to be honest replace it, the arctic cooler pro is a darn good cooler for cheap with some mx-2

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134&Tpk=arctic%20cooling%20freezer%207%20pro

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post #3 of 11
I'm sure you could find a similar screw at a good hardware shop
post #4 of 11
If you already have it out then don't put it back in. Grab one that isn't threadless and take it to the hardware store. And I would probably recommend getting a new cooler depending on what you're going to be using the rig for and if you're going to overclock. The Cooler Master Hyper 212+ can be had for $30 and is probably the best performance/cost ratio of all coolers.
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Thanks for the replies.

Well I was going to install Linux on this old machine since I haven't experienced it yet. I'd also try a little folding with it, so it would be getting hot. But this was a free machine so I don't know if I want to be buying a new cooler for an old worthless machine, you know?
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post #6 of 11
Free is good but honestly, you'll spend more time and effort trying to find a custom made screw for an obsolete part. You could try contacting CM or look for a used one off ebay or your local pc shop.
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The CM hyper 212 is tempting because I'm going to be building a new computer soon, but I'm going to check a few hardware shops first, then some pc shops.

Thanks everybody!
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Haha, solved

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Awsome biggrin.gif zipties ftw.
    
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Can I use the pic for my ziptie screw thread?
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