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Would the heatsink 0U016F for T7500 fits as a replacement for the heatsink 0F847J for T410?

Q: Would the heatsink 0U016F for T7500 fits as a replacement for the heatsink 0F847J for T410?

I have tried a standard 1366 heatsink on T410. The screw distance does not fit. Can anyone tell me the dimension of the two and also the distance between the screws?
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Forgive me, but I find it hard to believe that if you put that machine together once, you forgot how to take it apart now.
It is human nature to never forget something that you did on your own.
That hold's true for computers also.
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hi mdexter2,

I went on Intel's website to find some pics of that motherboard. they have a nice page on the D865PERL that lets you view the board from all angles. going by the pics i saw, you should be able to remove the bracket without removing the motherboard. it appears that it uses plastic pins & anchors to hold the bracket to the motherboard. (make sure there are no screws holding it as well)

1. the little white pins (they look like white circles from above) in each corner will need to be pulled (or pried) out.

2. once you have all four white pins removed, you can pull the bracket right off the motherboard. it will take a small amount of force to compress the anchors as you pull up on the bracket.

that's it!

if it the bracket uses another retention method that requires the removal of the motherboard, don't worry it's very simple. the only tool you need is a phillips screwdriver. if you're worried about all the wires... don't be. they only fit where they're supposed to go. if you're still worried, then take a picture before you unplug anything so you'll have an idea of where each wire goes.

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A:Do I need a new CPU heatsink?

JUST for the hell of it leave your door panel off let it run and see if you see a big drop. . make sure the 2 fans near the CPU blows in let the other pull the air out. also you did not mention your temp with the other Heatsink.
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The cpu fan is running little on the slower side, before buying a new check with the cabinet open whether this cools the cpu a little bit (might come down a couple of degrees) also check if u can increase the cpu fan speed by increasing voltage to that.

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lola2001 said:

The heatsink fan seems to be making a lot of noise. I removed the fan itself and it worked fine, when I put it back on it sounded as if it was scraping/starting/stopping etc.

I've removed and put it back several times but it always sounds like that.

This computer has not been moved in months, never mind opened. I don't know why it's doing that.

I tried to remove the heatsink but it won't come off. It's a weird round one and the clip won't open because the heatsink is on top of it. I don't want to just pull it for fear of breaking the mobo.

Why would the fan all of a sudden start doing this? It obviously works fine still outside the heatsink.

Anybody have any suggestions?Click to expand...

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Look around for CPUIdle from
Lowers the temp. by about another 7-10 degrees C.
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I've read that the Swiftech MC462 (I believe) is a prime candidate, and I like that fact that it is mounted to the motherboard and not clipped like my current one is. I'm not too concerned about noise, for I have a box fan blowing directly on my motherboard!!! I would perfer a heatsink with fan speeds in the area of 5000-7000 rpm's or higher if possible.Click to expand...

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The shim might increase your cpu temp by 1c or 2c if installed properly. If you're not going to overclock your cpu, the stock heatsink and fan should be sufficient.

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What is the sSPEC number for the Celeron D processor? It should be on the processor.
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A:Stock AMD heatsink

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However, the pic may help.

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I'm pretty sure the chunk of metal or fan wouldn't be beeping at you. What you are hearing are beeps codes, produced by your motherboard, to tell you if everything is ok (One beep) and if not what the problem is (A beep code). Find your motherboard model and look up to try and find what BIO's it uses. Then search for "(BIO's name here) beep codes" You should find a list like this (Scroll down a little) Find your BIO's section and looks at the different beep codes to find what pattern is like yours, read what it means and we'll continue to help you from there.

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FYI: You keep making new threads instead of replying to the original thread.

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Shadowrane said:

can i get any heatsink that it compatible with 939?Click to expand...


does anyone have any recommendations on a good heatsink for an X2?Click to expand...

Not really, but I'm thinking about getting Scythe Ninja or Thermaltake Sonic Tower myself.
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