Ok, i just got a Zalman CNPS7000A which is claimed to be freakin quiet. I just relised i have a GA-7VT600 1394 which zalman's website says is not capatable with the fan, since it doesnt have the four holes. Now I really need to get that fan on this board, and I'm sure there are other.. less secure ways, but still somewhat holds the fan on the cpu.
Here's some stuff i was thinking about, but i need some more help before i take the risks:
1. The fan can actually be placed right on the cpu without anything in the way, but i would have to have the Computer on it's side and try to not shove it while it's on.
2. There's actually one screw hole that's on the corner of the board, whilst the cpu is near that corner. If i had some kind of metal peice that could be connected to that hole, and leaveing another hole above the cpu.. this could allow some support, but the problem is this could be more risky than the first choice.
My major question is.. is there a hardware mod website or adapter that can allow me to use this fan without the 4 fours? Returning it is not an answer for now.
btw, i could swap my mobo with my dad's gigabyte 7ZXE mobo which has the 4 holes, BUT it's much slower in specs and i would have to use his SDRAM instead of my DDR. Plus the 266 FSB instead of my current 400. would suck too much