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Hey all,

Long story short, I re-applied some AS5 to my 4850 and cleaned out the cooler, the bracket installation of the heatsink and fan were very loose so I tightened them. They are springs and nylon washers on the back of the card with socket type (essentially screws with "socket" threads instead of a traditional screw).

This is the graphics card and you can see the mounting screws on the back, here is a picture of the damaged ones below as well.

MSI 4850 Quadpipe

Front Left
450
Front Left and Rear Left (You can see the front one a bit better)
450
Rear Left
450

I'm sure what happened was they were overtightened and the ends of the screws popped the head of the "socket" screw head off. Would have been nice to see them actually grounded off to prevent this, but nonetheless. The temps are fine, were around 45-50 prior to cleaning and new paste, they are well in the 30's now. 33-35 on idle right now and the fans are no longer maxed out.

I am planning on getting a new 7970 as soon as the MSI frozr III/Lightning edition are out, but I was planning on donating this to a non-pcgamer friend so he can get into it finally. I don't need the exact screws, but something to fit the hole and deal with the application of holding on the large HS/F would be preferred. I tried looking for some EK extra screws or something from a waterblock that would apply, but didn't find anything. Anyone got any advice on this?

So far I am going to simply look for screws of the same size/thread and switch to a nut and use the same rubber/nylon washer on either side, but if anyone knows any better options, let me know.
    
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hardware store/home depot/lowe's.. bring a screw with you
 
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Yeah, I know where to buy a screw... The question was do I need something specific or anything to fit the hole will do.
    
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You want something same length and thread, cap head doesnt matter.
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match the threads
 
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