Question about ASUS K8S-MX SIS 760GX CHIPSET SERIAL ATA150 MICRO ATX W/INTEGRATED VGA,SATA RAID,LAN,USB 2.0&AUDIO (... (ASK8S) Motherboard
On my K8S-LA mobo the heat sink fell off of a chip right beside the CPU chip, sink and fan. Don't know what this chip is, but it overheated and shut down the CPU. I have stuck it back on, just using the remaining heat transferring glue, but it may not stay put. The sink has press-down handles on each side, but there is nothing on the board to latch it under; it seems to be held just by the glue.
What is this chip and how can I adhere the heat sink firmly?
That is the 'Northbridge' chip that provides the I/O interfacing for the main chip. The heat sink is normally held on with glue as you surmised, and should be re-done with a thermal conductive glue. The glue (a silver filled epoxy) is available from MCM electronics or from Mouser. Be sure to thoroughly clean the chip and heat sink before re-gluing.
Posted on Sep 01, 2008
There are two small round clip hooks on the motherboard diagonally in line with the wire hooks on the heat sink. one or both may have come loose and fallen off. I repaired a neighbors motherboard like this but it was too late the chip had already over heated...
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