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    Question CPU heat sink snaps off!!!



    Overnight My Artic Freezer Pro fell off (luckily without damaging the Graphics card or anything else) the Computer shut down and seems okay.

    It was a tight fit fitting in onto the AM2 socket retention module, but I did not think anything like this would happen.

    The plastic lug on the socket retention module snapped!

    As a temporary solution I have put a small screw into the modual which acts as a lug for the freezer pro to fix onto.

    The problem is where can a get a replacement AM2 retention module? I dont really want to have to buy another mother board and its too soon to find a dead AM2 board I can plunder. Thermalright do seem to have a customised AM2 module but its not ideal.

    Can anyone help?
    and any idea how I can stop this from happening again? I don't want to have to chuck my Freezer pro away!

    Cheers.
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    I think your best bet is to look on ebay im afraid or upgrade your mobo.

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    Isnt it under warranty?
    Quote Originally Posted by Blitzen View Post
    stupid betond belief.
    You owe it to yourself to click here really.

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    I'm sticking to my original suggestion..

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    Quote Originally Posted by staffsMike View Post
    I'm sticking to my original suggestion..

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    Hmm I don't know much about AM2 but does AM2 bracket come off like 939 one? I once broke those plastic hooks of retention bracket on my 939 mobo but I contacted Gigabyte and they sent me a replacement straight away for free. Also some aftermarket coolers come with original retention bracket so you can use them instead I think.

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    RMAing it would be the best solution.

    Its a defect if it happened as you say.
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    It should click in quite nicely if I recall correctly. First time had an awful time trying to fit it in but it wasn't on properly or something and wouldn't click. But girlfriend had a look and *click* it went in.

    Quite shameful really.

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    I think those tiny pins on the black plastic plate of Arctic Freezer were to blame. They are kind of loose and very easily come out of the hole if you're not careful, which result in poor installation of the cooler. I like the way you can change the orientation of the cooler though.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Clunk View Post
    Isnt it under warranty?
    Na. I got the MOBO second hand, I could give them a ring thoe. It might be worth a try.
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    or you could buy a cooler that doesnt use the bracket and bolts straight through the board, it wont happen if its not fitted !

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    I didn't know you could get ones that do that! Any recomendations?
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    i would email asus on the off chance they will replace

    new bracket im sure would be fine

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    http://www.thermalright.com/a_page/m...20_extreme.htm comes with AM2 bolt through bracket

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