Recently I was doing a gaming session on BF 2142 and the sytem shutdown suddenly. It did this three times and I finally opened the case and found my Artic Freezer 64 Pro OFF THE PROCESSOR 8O AND LOOSE ON TOP OF MY 8800GTS! The thing had come completely loose from the MB and the part of the plastic bracket was snapped off. I am using the same computer to type with the tower lying sideways on the floor and the cooler JUST RESTING on the CPU! Please help!
Just when on another thread (Picking a CPU), I was discussing with apt403 the more or less danger of of tower coolers
You should find some mounting brackets around on ewiz or newegg, in the same session of coolers :wink:
What I am more worried about is if I have damaged my CPU because before I realized the cooler was off, I had the computer running :!: I dont have much money to replace things with because I just spent a good chunk of it on those 2 8800's.
This is quite like deja vue. I have the same cooler but on a 939 and I was playing BattleField and i heard a snap and a clunk... I immediatly thought "Uh oh thats not good" and i shut down and what did you know, the plastic snapped from the the bracket. Good luck to ya, i had to go 1 week without my comp while I ordered a new one online, it was like 7$
I had the same thing happen with my current system using the Arctic Cooling Freezer 64, and EPoX wouldn't replace the bracket unless I RMAed the whole motherboard. That wasn't an option because I needed my computer for schoolwork, so I made a replacement out of Lexan. Instead of making a cooler with tabs though, I made one with holes for screw-on style heatsinks and then bought a Zalman 9500. Here are some pictures:
If making a custom part is not an option for you, then the Thermalright bracket linked above is probably a good idea.