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The ASUS K8S-LA main board has a variety of chips on it, however only the CPU is large enough to justify a dedicated heat sink.
The most likely location that your rogue heat sink is came from is your video card's processor. I'm lead to believe this for 2 reasons- 1) you say that the CPU heat sink is still in place, and it is the only heat sink on the main board, and 2) the location you described as to where you found the heat sink would be consistant with it falling off the video card (located in the AGP slot, directly below the cpu with the external ports facing left).
Below is a link on the HP website to the layout / photos of your main board which were referenced in this solution
This is actually very serious if it is the case as it could lead to rapid failure of your video card (or whatever card it goes to if that is the not the location). There are several guides available on the internet for "cleaning" heat sinks which will serve your purpose of reinstalling yours once you find the location.
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Posted on Jul 07, 2008
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