I'm replacing the mobo of a computer at school. I've just dropped the motherboard in (microAtx) and put the processor in the slot. All good so far, now to put in the heatsink.....ah crap!
Here's the deal, right about the processor slot (about 1cm above, damn tight) is a couple of capacitors. The heat sink that came with the celeron chip will not fit on the board. What can I do? I could take a chop saw to it, it's just aluminum, but the way that the fan snaps on, only 2 sides of it would snap on now so it wouldn't stay. I need to find a heat sink that fits only to the size of the slot (socket 370) or maybe .5cm around or so. I really need your help so If you know some products I can use please tell me. Thanks a bunch.