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HELP!!!! CPU slot tab broke

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March 1, 2003 1:20:29 PM

I was installing a new fan on my 1.4 Athlon when the center
tab broke off of the slot A chip seat. Can anyone tell me if I can replace the chip seat?? The fan only has one tab slot to connect too, which is in the center. I still have tabs on either side of the one that broke off. I could buy a new fan but wanted to know if there is an easier fix.

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March 1, 2003 2:32:06 PM

I don't think it is easy to fix it. Buy a HSF w/ 3 tab clip
March 1, 2003 2:34:29 PM

A fan with a 3 tab clip as suggested or if the motherboard is still under warranty, get it replaced.

<b>(</b>It ain't better if it don't work.<b>)</b>
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March 1, 2003 7:09:38 PM

Some heatsinks mount with all the tabs latched, you could look for one.

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March 2, 2003 2:06:43 AM

Yea, thats what I figured.... Thanks
March 2, 2003 12:25:37 PM

If you have a motherboard with the 4 holes around the chipseat you could get one of the Swiftech models that uses them.