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    HSF Recommendation needed

    I was using FOP32-1, but when I removed the HSF to apply Artic Silver yesterday, I accidentally broke off one of the plastic tips where the clip is suppose to go. Now I can't reattach the HSF. I was wondering if anyone know of a good HSF that screws into the mobo instead of using clips. Low noise is about the only concern as I already have 3 80 fans, 2 120 fans, 1 60 fan. Thanks for any help from anyone.

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    can u glue the broken tab back on? if not try looking for some holes around the cpu socket. these are for special new heatsinks that are either out now or hard to get. try modifying your FOP

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    by holes around the cpu socket, I'm assuming you mean the holes where I can screw in the HSF. I know my board has these holes, I just can't seem to find any HSF that uses screws instead of clips and I was hoping someone know of a good one. But thanks for that suggestion anyways.

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    The new Swiftech MC462-A uses 4 mounting screws to mount to the mobo. It is rather huge and costs around $80 usd. Go to www.cluboverclocker.com to check out their review. I know there are a couple other hs that i have seen using these mounting screws instead of the clip and if I think of any others I will post them.

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    Two choices that I know of...

    This cooler uses all three tabs, might want to upgrade the stock fan on it.


    Pics are links


    TAISOL CGK-760092




    or...


    The grandaddy Swiftech MC462 it uses the four holes in the mobo...







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    I just noticed that the "CORE" hs also has a mounting system similar to that of the first picture maxout posted. It uses all 3 plastic clips not just the center one. I believe this new mounting system is on the CORE Version2.

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    MAXOUT i dont want to brust your buble but that little DELTA FAN on the TAILSOL is much better than YS TECH FAN BLOWING OFF THE ALPHA!! Plus it real quiet
    Alex D

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    I don't want to burst yours, but a lot of people are recommending changing out that little fan if you want to run with the big dogs

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    Thanks for the suggestions. I've definately already ruled out the MC462 before I even posted here because, while it is one of the most powerful HSF, it's also the loudest HSF (that I've heard of so far). I guess I'll look into the Taisol. I had originally planned on replacing the FOP32 with a silverado or the Zalman flower HSF as soon as either one of them becomes availible ( by that I mean takes less than 2-3 weeks reach my doors after ordering one). For this reason, a part of me is still thinking maybe I should just go out and buy a new mobo.

    ps. I've found quite a few pages which tell you how to attach the HSF, but does anyone know of one that tells you how to remove the HSF? Attaching wasn't too hard as I figured that one out on my own. But removing took me forever to do and I endedup breaking a tiny piece of plastic that's gonna cost me anywhere from $40 to $120 (ouch!). Any pointers about this procedure will be greatly appreciated.

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    HEH! I belive ya and know what ya saying buy i own FOP 38( TO LOUD) FOP32-1 (GOOD but i dont like the fan atchament) YS TECH FAN LOUD, ALPHA with YS TECH FAN blowing away temp higher than all HEATSINKS, and THAT TAIL SOL which is in my PC now and i think i am going to sell the alpha i spended 40 bucks on something is not that good i love th heatsink design but i think this works much better! and that little fan pushes 23CFM and its quiet
    Alex D

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    That is probably the #1 gripe about the ASUS socketA boards. The socket tabs breaking off. They have had this problem sinse launch and have not yet fixed it. I personnally would return the board if I were you.

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    Yea Todd's right maybe they would exchange the board for you. I dont know what you used to remove the hsf, try using a needle nose pliers next time. Grip the solid part of the clip (not the little hinge part if you have one). This will allow you to have more control of the clip and you wont turn the wrong way and place a large hole in your mobo.

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    C'mon, hardware failures are a good thing! Use each and every one as an excuse to upgrade!!
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    Had already sent email in hopes of them exchanging the board for me. No word yet since it's the weekend. However, I need a working computer ASAP. I need to use it for school assignments (computer lab is packed always). I think I'm going to get one in the next two days, and if they do send replacement, I'll just try to sell it. Thanks for all the help guys.

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    I have (had) same situation....bottom clip mount broke using my FOP38 - those clips are mini bear traps.

    I had an Alpha 6035 laying around. The clip on the Alpha is single, but it's wide at the base of the heatsink.....so I fashoned a clip from a paperclip to go around the remaining two tabs on the bottom & ordered a Taisol CGK 742.

    When I received the Taisol I swapped the joke of a fan for the delta from the FOP38...that thing cools like a maniac - 5C lower than the FOP38 & three clips so my remaining 2 tabs won't get damaged.

    Single clips....never again for me.

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