Okay, I have this microATX AM2+ Gigabyte motherboard sitting in a box on my shelf. One of the plastic "hooks" on the AM2+ socket was snapped off, but otherwise it's a perfectly good motherboard.

Recently, I've been giving some thought to the possibility of putting together a new computer and putting some of my spare parts to use, and I was wondering if that motherboard would still be useful.

So, is there a such thing as a heatsink and fan which bolts directly to the motherboard or in some way doesn't need that plastic hook? The newegg descriptions never specify either way, but I know I've seen heatsinks for other sockets which did this.


Thanks,
-Max.