Heatsink Fastener and Card Reader Help

Heat Sink Question:
I just received an Asus P5G41CM-LX motherboard to replace my HP (Asus) motherboard. When I went to put the heat sink on the CPU and screw it into the new motherboard, I discovered that the screws for the heatsink (from the original HP computer) didn't fit - they were too small for the holes on the new mobo. I checked the old mobo and found that there was an "X" shaped backplate. I checked the new mobo - and it doesn't look like it will accommodate the backplate. The Asus manual talks about some different style of fastener than what I have, but Googling "heat sink fastener" hasn't helped at all. Does this mean I'm going to have to buy a whole new heatsink/fan assembly? Or is there some other way around this?


Card Reader Question:
The multi-card reader that came with the HP computer has a connector that is one row of 5 "pins" with the end "pin" blocked out - almost like 1/2 of a USB2.0 connector. There is no matching connection on the new mobo. Am I SOL here, too? Or is there a way around this, too?
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  1. Do you mean that the old motherboard had a back plate? If so you need to put that backplate on the new motherboard.
  2. AMW1011 said:
    Do you mean that the old motherboard had a back plate? If so you need to put that backplate on the new motherboard.
    Yes, the old motherboard has a back plate. It's permanently attached with some sort of adhesive.

    Based on the links below from MRFS, I think I'll just pick up that backplate he linked to....

    Oh, and it's a Cooler Master HSF assembly.

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