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GA-990FXA-UD3 Heatsink latch replacement, any tips?

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So, I have the http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813128514 and I wish to get rid of the cheap plastic fasteners on the bridge and VRM heatsinks. Is there anything I need to know about using screws and bolts to attach it?

I'm hoping not to find out afterward that you shouldn't use bolts to attach to the underside of the board.

Any help in this uncharted water?
post #2 of 5
Just put plastic or nylon washers inbetween the board and the screws and nuts to you dont short anything out, and dont tighten them to tight smile.gif
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Use number 4 nuts, bolts, and washers from your local hardware store. They work for me. Oh, I used nylock nuts.
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All good advice. Be sure the thermal pads are intact.
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post #5 of 5
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Awesome, I will get some plastic washers and grab the number 4 size nuts and bolts. Thermal pads should be perfect as I bought this board about 2 months ago.

Thank you!
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