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Bought a board off Ebay and it's got no retention bracket :(

Discussion in 'Motherboards' started by norbie, 21 Jan 2006.

  1. norbie

    Gangster

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    Ok so I shouldn't have bought a board from ebay but I did so...

    It's an MSI Neo2 Platinum Socket 939.
    It seems to be missing the top part of the retention bracket for the CPU which means that there is nowhere to clip the CPU onto.

    Does anyone sell these cheap?
    They're only a bit of plastic but the only result I can find on Google is £10 with delivery!!
     
    Last edited: 21 Jan 2006
  2. benjo plz.

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    Don't post competitors.
    First point of call is to contact the seller, but yes you can get them.
     
  3. norbie

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    Sorry i edited out the URL.

    Do you know if OC sell them, or anyone else that does?
    I'm in a right pickle if my retail boxed athlon 64 3700 doesnt have one in the box when it arrives.
     
  4. tom_e

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    you could always try email MSI and saying yours broke and you need a replacement
     
  5. AtreuS

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    Your only other option is to buy a heatsink/fan that comes with its own mounting brackets.... a zalmann for example.
     
  6. benjo plz.

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    Yep thats what I was about to say.
     
  7. norbie

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    Thanks I've emailed MSI.

    A heatsink is a more expensive option - particularly as I've ordered the retail box processor and not the OEM lol :(
     
  8. norbie

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    If MSI doesn't go to plan does anyone know where this part can be purchased?
    A nice heatsink is really pushing my wage packet at the moment unfortunately :(

    I greatly appreciate your help.
     
  9. AtreuS

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    I dont think this part CAN be purchased.... ive certainly never seen any for sale except second hand. A zalmann will cost you about 20quid if u shop around, which may be the only way out of this pickle if MSI cant help.

    Ill have a root round at work and see if i have a spare ( but i doubt it ) You need to find some one with a duff board really if you want a bracket on the cheap.
     
  10. ajgoodfellow

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    It could well come in the box with your retail CPU. My retail boxed Opteron had a spare retention bracket in the box
     
  11. norbie

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    Brilliant - I will have to get back to you then on Friday when my CPU arrives.
     
  12. norbie

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    The CPU didn't contain a retention bracket :(

    Now I'm screwed, I have a whole PC but can't run it because I can't fit the heatsink.

    The buyer said he will look for it...
     
  13. Brian Stuart

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    I had the same problem with a 754 board, lost the retention module and couldn't fit an Arctic Cooler.. The lovely guys at OCUK tec support had a spare knocking about and posted it out to me and I got it in 2 days. Give them a call.

    PS. MSI will tell you to contact your local supplier, no help at all/
     
  14. Sputnik II

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    As far as I know the Freezer 64 comes with a retention bracket and backplate, Well mine did anyway and they're only cheap but very good HSF units.
     
  15. Reiver

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    I had a problem similar to this today. I was installing my cpu cooler (Zalman 9500) into my new mobo when the screw broke. Half stuck in the nipple so the backing plate was useless. I managed to get one in a local computer shop that does a lot of repairs, no charge :D That's probably your best chance.
     
  16. goreblast

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    If you want I could post you one free of charge.

    Contact me either here or via email (see trust)
     
    Last edited: 26 Jan 2006
  17. m3csl2004

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    you shure that msi wont supply you with 1? - thats very stingy, i know dfi do free of charge


    btw goreblast - enermax is still powering along - using it now :) :cool: