Replacing a P4 Heat Sink hold down

Asus mb / P4s800d-x
June 12, 2009 at 09:44:16
Specs: Windows XP, P4 3.0 Ghz/2 gig
I removed a broken P4 Heat Sink hold down from my Asus motherboard and got a replacement hold down off E bay that uses screws to attach the hold down to a metal X-bracket on the underside of the mobo. My question is: Should I use some form of insulation to be sure that the metal X-bracket doesn't contact the mobo other than at the screw holes.

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#1
June 12, 2009 at 13:43:49
I have never seen a P4 hold down that wasn't part of the ZIF socket.

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#2
June 12, 2009 at 15:46:59
The hold-down surrounds the ZIF socket but is not part of it. The fan hold-down posts go through the mobo and I removed the old one by snipping off the plastic post that came through the mobo. The replacement hold-down has screws that go through the mobo and fastens on the underside. The X-bracket is painted but I wonder if that is enough insulation so it doesn't short out the mobo.
Thanks for any help.

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#3
June 12, 2009 at 17:02:04
Kind of scary to me.

Well, all I can say is do the best you can. If it was a nylon fastener then don't use a metal one.

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