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Need to replace clips for Intel heatsink fan

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I was cleaning out my computer yesterday with a vac designed for the purpose and was working on the heatsink fan when it dislodged from the processor. I tried to put it back on not really knowing that the thermal compound had failed as well. When my husband got home from work, he said to check with Intel on where to get replacements clips since 1 was broken and two were bent and all needed to be replaced. I am talking about the white plastic pieces that fit inside the black part. Intel was not really helpful at all. I have done some research on the Internet and checked the forums here as well. is there a place to get these replacement parts or do I need to purchase a whole new heatsink fan with new compound? I have a socket LGA775 and for the life of me cannot remember the CPU speed (I think it's a 2.66 Gig) or whether it supports hyper-threading if that makes a difference. I would like to just replace the plastic pieces but if that is not possible, then could someone suggest a good heatsink fan that is easy to clean without messing things up. My computer is housed in my personal office off the floor but there is dust, pet dander, and smoke that gets to it. I try to clean about every month to keep the fans running properly and not have a bunch of buildup. Thanks for your help in advance.
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It is far easier to just order a new fan than trying to find the clips. This company has never done me wrong and i have bought many items from them.


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