Various small heatsinks on motherboards Tags: Motherboards Heatsinks Processors Last response: March 28, 2009 8:30 PM in Motherboards Share SteveSmith1980 March 28, 2009 4:02:01 AM I just noticed recently that a small heatsink on my motherboard fell off. I have no idea how long ago this happened. My computer seemed to run just fine without it. It is left to the processor, and cover like 3 or 4 small chips. Are these small heatsinks very important? I have 2 of them on my motherboard (except the processor heatsink). I fixed it, but I didn't bother putting new thermal paste on it. There was already a sticky substance underneath so I assume the substance is still working. What are these small heatsinks for? More about : small heatsinks motherboards GhislainG a c 191 V Motherboard March 28, 2009 8:30:11 PM Posting a picture would be helpful - you know what it looks like, but we don't. At a minimum provide info about the motherboard. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources: ForumWhere to get small heatsinks for a DSL modem? Forum$1400+ New build for various use ForumHeatsinks buyers guide(Under construction) ForumCasual conversation; small talk. ForumBest small cpu cooler ? ForumPower supply : difference between small and big fan? ForumSilent, small 'gaming' rig. ForumPossible to convert CPU heatsinks from LGA775 to LGA1155? ForumCan't overclock 6950CF as high after changing heatsinks (temps lower)? ForumUltra small form factor motherboards ? ForumUltra small form factor motherboards ? ForumVarious tests for q6600 overclocks. Critiques and opinions wanted. ForumVarious questions + the angst of everyday life ForumSmall Form Factor Case ForumVarious BSOD's (nvlddmkm.sys ntoskrnl.exe dxgmms1.sys eamon.sys) ForumWhich is better memory ForumI7 920 Motherboards HELP !!!! ForumGaming motherboards ForumMotherboards & Memory ForumComparing Motherboards More resources Read discussions in other Motherboards categories BIOS Boot Chipsets ASRock Asus Chaintech DFI Elitegroup FIC Foxconn Gigabyte Intel MSI-Microstar !