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Replacement clip for FOP32-1?

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alphacooler

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I broke my clip for my fop32-1, as have many, and I purchased a replacement from 3dfxcool.com, but it was crap. It was much too weak, and I lost 10C! I need to find out where I can find a replacement clip for this hsf. Thanks.
 

Hoot

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Roll your own. I got tired of getting a bad case of "heebie jeebies" every time I put my "E"xtra pressure one on or took it off. Slipped a few times and only by bum luck didn't bust the SMD components. The fellow who won the article award last month, Larry from eastern EU, had a great design. I went to my scrounge box and found a length of 1/4" square 6061 bar stock. It fits nicely down in the channel on the FOP. I cut it long enough to run from one side to the other, with maybe a few mils protrusion. I then drilled and tapped the ends for a 6-32 screw. Heres the great thing. I grabbed a couple of old SS hose clamps from one of my junk boxes and sliced and diced with my moto-tool to produce a similar result to Larry's. Lastly, I drilled and tapped a hole through the top of the bar, (also 6-32) right over the core location and put a socketed cap-head screw in it. The assembly plops down on the top of the Duron, the clips are gently coaxed onto the tabs and then you wank down the screw to press down the heatsink until you feel it is exerting enough pressure on the core. That last part was not measured with a strain guage or anything, just a gut feeling for how far I could go and not crusth the core or snap off a tab. My only regret is that there is not enough clearance in the channel for a set-nut, but I gummed up the threads on the pressure screw to make it tough to vibrate loose. A little RTV on the threads did the trick. Didn't want to use thread-lok. Too hard to bust loose, next time. Sorry for the long exposition, but it works great.

Hoot
 
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alphacooler

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kat (Feb 23, 2001 07:23 p.m.):
kanie hedgehog has a nice replacement clip and I will personally grantee it wont break hehe

just kidding ;D

Will the kanie hedgehog clip work? Or were you just screwing with me? Thanks for the reply nonetheless.
 

kat

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alphacooler (Feb 23, 2001 08:36 p.m.):
kat (Feb 23, 2001 07:23 p.m.):
kanie hedgehog has a nice replacement clip and I will personally grantee it wont break hehe

just kidding ;D

Will the kanie hedgehog clip work? Or were you just screwing with me? Thanks for the reply nonetheless.

just a good joke gone bad (sorry) but hedgehog ....great cooler
 

Monza

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2cooltek.com has the replacement gw clip, its better than the stock 1, or if u want a good clip, u should go get a Vantec Hs.

good luck,
monza

amd tbird [email protected] (7.5x133)
"New" Vantec cooler (gotta love that clip)
Asus a7v133 motherboard
256mb pc150 kingmax (2-2-2)
evga geforce2pro 32mb
maxtor 30g
40x cdrom
zip100
linksys 10/100 nic
 
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alphacooler

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Monza (Feb 23, 2001 10:59 p.m.):
2cooltek.com has the replacement gw clip, its better than the stock 1, or if u want a good clip, u should go get a Vantec Hs.

good luck,
monza

amd tbird [email protected] (7.5x133)
"New" Vantec cooler (gotta love that clip)
Asus a7v133 motherboard
256mb pc150 kingmax (2-2-2)
evga geforce2pro 32mb
maxtor 30g
40x cdrom
zip100
linksys 10/100 nic

I went to 2cooltek, but they only have a clip for an alpha heatsink? Any links would be great! Thanks so much.
 

Monza

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huh, 2cooltek.com and nerdsbyte.com had them, quess they ran out, i'd still email them on availability (definitely nerds, their fast and cool (no pun)). anyways, i found a link ....remember older gw's clips work with the fop and r preferred b/c they dont have 20lbs of pressure.


good luck,
monza

amd tbird [email protected] (7.5x133)
"New" Vantec cooler (gotta love that clip)
Asus a7v133 motherboard
256mb pc150 kingmax (2-2-2)
evga geforce2pro 32mb
maxtor 30g
40x cdrom
zip100
linksys 10/100 nic
 

klosters64a

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As it seems difficult to buy steel SK7 HS clips without buying the whole HS, you might just go ahead and order a Vantec SI5 HS. They're useless for OC'd cooling, but the SK7 strap worked well(after a little bending) in replacing the *^#^@**! pos supplied with FOP-32/38's. The SI5's clip isn't nearly as powerful as the FOP's-which is the whole idea. They're about $15, plus shipping. Sigh.
 
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alphacooler

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Monza (Feb 24, 2001 12:45 p.m.):
huh, 2cooltek.com and nerdsbyte.com had them, quess they ran out, i'd still email them on availability (definitely nerds, their fast and cool (no pun)). anyways, i found a link ....remember older gw's clips work with the fop and r preferred b/c they dont have 20lbs of pressure.


good luck,
monza

amd tbird [email protected] (7.5x133)
"New" Vantec cooler (gotta love that clip)
Asus a7v133 motherboard
256mb pc150 kingmax (2-2-2)
evga geforce2pro 32mb
maxtor 30g
40x cdrom
zip100
linksys 10/100 nic

I already purchased that clip from 3dfxcool, and it raised my temps 10C!!!! Yeah...That sucks! I just switched an old intel clip on there, and sure enough, the temps dropped 6C. The clip from 3dfxcool is sooooo terribly flimsy, I don't understand how they can sell them! They put 0 pressure on the proc. Thanks for the help though.