I was working on a server yesterday, when I removed the riser card it grabbed a clip on the heatsink covering the MCH processor, and the clip popped out of the board. I have a picture below of the board and the area the piece that popped out: (hi-res image at http://www.dataadmin.net/temp/poweredge2800motherboard.png)
The clip itself has two thin metal legs, a plastic piece that butts up against the motherboard, then the metal forms a loop where you attach the heatsink.
My question is: would it be better to try and solder this piece back on or just reattach it with super glue? Are there any alternatives to hold the heatsink to the board instead of the clip? Like special two-sided tape?
I think I will be able to figure it out, but I am curious to see what others think or have experienced.
Thank you for your time,