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Hello,
I may soon purchase a socket 478 mobo to be used with a 2.8 Northwood. I've seen that those mobos have this black square thing around the CPU; what is its function? From playing with a broken socket 423 board, it seems the CPU fan is clamped down by a mechanism with attached onto that black square. My question, are 478 fans also installed that way, or is it more like the way socket A CPU cooler work, the heatsink has a bar that you bend around and lock onto the protruding points on either side of the CPU socket? Can I just buy something like this http://svc.com/di4-7h51c-19.html? Thank you.
 

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Thanks for the explanation, now I have a rough idea. I guess what I really wanted to ask is that if there's such cases where a cooler designated to be socket 478 end up not able to fit.

I didn't catch that cooler I linked to was 423, it was placed under 478. This one should be right then: http://svc.com/ci4-8kd3a-0l.html. D.D., thanks for the recommendation, I know of that cooler. Alas, I'm too poor to get anything like that. In fact, my budget for the mobo is $20-30, which the cooler alone would cost more. Anyone got a spare socket 478 mobo? :)
 

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:D by "cases" I was refering to uh, you know, "an instance of something" (had to check dictionary), not "computer cases".
 

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Ah, that's good to hear. Thanks for the replies guys.
 
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