It has screws, and springs. Some "shims" also, non metallic however. Also, another forum member mentions some sort of "pads" that are on the RAM of the graphics card, should I just so if I would mess things up, order some thermal pads at the same time? I do know I need to find out the thickness of the ones on the card. I assume the screws should be mounted in a criss/cross pattern so it spreads out properly? (Thinking of same procedure mounting a cylinder to a motorcycle engine). Thanks for the heads up!