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Northbridge controller

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July 19, 2010 5:36:18 PM

Hello, The metal thing on top of this controller has fallen off. The little metal things to hole the top on fell off. is this a problem.

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a b V Motherboard
July 19, 2010 6:26:17 PM

It's a heatsink. and the heatsink must be there, or the chip will overheat. You can buy a replacement which is designed for that board.
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July 26, 2010 3:10:31 AM

soundguruman said:
It's a heatsink. and the heatsink must be there, or the chip will overheat. You can buy a replacement which is designed for that board.


Thank you but the little hooks on the MB, that the heatsink hook on to, are gone. Do I need a new MB or can this be fixed?
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a b V Motherboard
July 26, 2010 3:17:41 AM

You should, what is the model of your mobo?
Theres are also stick-on solutions if you cant find the parts.
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July 29, 2010 1:02:59 AM

Hello my MB model is Asus P4BGV-MX.
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