Need mounting "spring clips" for NB cooler..

By yamahasho ยท 4 replies
Mar 20, 2004
  1. I have this board:

    If you look, the NB cooler has some sort of spring clips to mount the heat sink. I was planning to reuse my spring clip, or wire, to mount my Zalman, but the clip was hooked into the old heat sink and broke when I was pulling it out. When I got the bigger portion out, I was then sure that it could be done.

    Does anyone know where I can get something like this to mount my Zalman? I thought of bending paper clips, but I don't think the thick paper clips will be stong as this clip.

    I don't want to use thermal epoxy.

    EDIT: Also, where can I get some of these pads?
  2. CheezHead

    CheezHead TS Rookie Posts: 35

    Maybe you could use a thermal pad witch is sticky as is, and use the bent paper clips too??

    Just a thought
  3. yamahasho

    yamahasho TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Naw... I don't like that idea.

    I found a place online that has the clips, I'll try on Monday to get some. I also reused the pads from the stock heat sink. They will do the trick and I know they are the right thickness.

    Thanks anyway,
  4. Didou

    Didou Bowtie extraordinair! Posts: 4,274

  5. yamahasho

    yamahasho TS Rookie Topic Starter

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