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Looking for replacement heatsink/fans for my CPUs

Q: Looking for replacement heatsink/fans for my CPUs

I have a board that has dual AMD Athlon 64 FX-74s, the fans are incredidbly loud and I searched online but all I found were pretty much the exact same ones that I already have. I don't want to replace the current fans with identical ones that I will probably have the same problem with... So I was wondering if anyone knew of some compatible replacements for these... I would like ones that will give good air flow for the price seeing how I will need 2 of them....


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A: Looking for replacement heatsink/fans for my CPUs

No modern CPU coolers support the socket F from AMD. You may have to find older models.
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A:Wattage of Power Supplies and installing Fans/CPUs

A wattage rating for a power supply means next to nothing. It is the quality of the unit that matters. As an example, a 350W antec pw supply would be preferred over a 500W raidmax, powmax, allied, or other junk pw supply.

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A:Heatsink fans

Are you saying the processor in that HP Pavilion p7-1439 desktop doesn't already have a heatsink/cooling fan unit on it?

I seriously doubt that.

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A:replacing CPU fans/heatsink


The heatsink being damaged will not affect the way it works, or at least not enough to make a difference. However, the bracket not being correct can make a big difference. My concern is that maybe he put enough pressure on the heatsink trying to remove it that he may hava damaged the CPU itself. Those heatsink fins don't bend that easily on most of them. If it doesn't post, then I would replace the heatsink and fan and try that.
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A:New motherboard, power supply, heatsink, and fans... and still having computer issues

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A:HP a420n needs a replacement heatsink cooling fan

Your replacement fan may be one that doesn't have speed sensing.
You may be able to disable the fan speed detection warning in
the BIOS setup.
In order to use the speed detection,you need a fan that has the
third conductor.
If you have problems finding one in your area,you might consider
buying a cheap,stock amd 939 heatsink and taking the fan off it.
Something like this.
Heatsink Ebay.

That fan size is pretty standard and the speed is a matter
of preference.
Faster is more cooling,but more noise.
Basically,the motherboard checks that the fan is running.
If not,it will issue a warning or shut down.
It's usually a warning and will shut down at the cut off temperature.
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A:Heatsink mounting bracket - removal or replacement?

Usually some foam is placed between the mounting bracket and the back of the motherboard to prevent the board from getting short circuited. The foam has probably stuck to the two surfaces and hardened over time, which is why they seem glued together. If you aren't worried about damaging the old board (since you are replacing it), just pry off the old backplate with a screw driver.
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A:Heatsink retaining bracket removal/replacement

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.

hope this helps, cheers :wave:
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here's a few ''near silent'' chassis fans you may want to look at....
1... ''Noctua NF-s12b flex'' are great fans, 57CFM Low static pressure

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A:Replacement Case Fans?

Quote: Originally Posted by dogbert2

I need to replace a 40mm case fan (which was added as an afterthought), but there are brushless, etc.

How long should this type of fan last in daily usage (in addition to other fans)?

I see costs for fans from $2 to $7 on this size fan (does cost have any bearing on how long they'll last)?

This is for my desktop.

Any fan should last several years in normal operation. I would not expect much of a correlation between cost and longevity.

Get a reliable brand--Scythe, Nexus, Noctua, etc.

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A:Replacement fans for video cards

You'd probably be better off getting an aftermarket cooler anyways, but thats about as much as I know.
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A:How to remove athlon xp heatsink/fan for heatsink cleaning

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.
Maybe it will suffice if you just unscrew the fan from the heatsink and clean the fan and heatsink fins with a 1/4 - 1/2 inch paintbrush.
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A:2 Cpus??

You have a HT (Hyper-Threading) processor. You only have a single Pentium 4 CPU, but Windows thinks that you have two

Check this:

Regards :wave:

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Pentium T4400 - 2200 MHz, 1 MB L2 Cache, 800 MT/s FSB, 35 W TDP, Socket P, Q4 2009

Core 2 Duo T6600 - 2200 MHz, 2 MB L2 Cache, 800 MT/s FSB, 35 W TDP, Socket P, Q1 2009

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these are the 2 cpus im trying to decide between.

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AMD total build cost =$577.39


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My CPU is a:

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* Integrated 7.1 Channel Audio
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A:How big of a difference is there between these 2 CPUs

theone you are buying is a quantum leap ahead of your current processor, your current one has one core, and the q6600 has four.

the q6600 is WAY better than that
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A:new CPUs on the horizon?

The Intel Penryn cored processors should? be released within the next couple of months.
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A:incorrect MHz on CPUs....

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A:Connecting two CPUs

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A:Connecting two CPUs

either one.
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A:AMD CPUs v Intel's

This comparison is meaningless nowadays. While Older AMD athlon XP series numbering systems were used as comparatives to intel, it is not true with the Athlon 64 FX or Athlon X2 series processors. The number in the CPU is simply a model #.

Core 2 duo is by far a better CPU than the AMD series. But you are comparing apples and oranges. For pure speed, Intel has the advantage (usually) in the athlon 64/ x2 / fx to core2 duo matchups. But there are many other things that come into play such as motherboard archtecture L2/L3 memory on the CPU and FSB handling of which intel and AMD greatly differ in design. There are some cases where AMD comes out ahead.

Mobile processors are designed to be unlocked and to step down to save energy and reduce heat output automatically. They also tend to have lower voltage usage.

In laptops, intel definately has a strong edge. Get a core 2 duo. Stay away from celerons, P4s, and core duos. these are low end budget processors. On the AMD side stay away from semprons, athlon XP (outdated) series.

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You have to have something to push the new platform for the enthusiast...
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3. Theres tons of different companies selling PC's, what are some good ones today. I see a lot of eMachines, acers, gateways, dells, any of them good?

Im not buying anything, just wondering...


A:CPUs (Processors)

Unfortunately, comparing processors isn't like it used to be; in fact, not only have the done away with labeling processors by their speed in ghz, if you grab a bestbuy or any comparable circular, they don't even tell you the specific processor anymore, just something like 'dual core,' After heat and power consumption increased drastically as the cpu manufacturers tried pushing toward 3 ghz, they went down another route and started re-engineering the designs of their processors at their current speeds and manufacturing sizes.

so you might want to do a little research if you do think of buying in the future. There's dual and quad core's now (and triple cores with AMD from what I understand) but I'm not sure as to the specifics; perhaps someone can elaborate.

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This is a little old, but still informative:,369.html
choose the benchmark from the drop-down menu uptop

For recent prices:
also useful are the reviews and the buyers guide down the left hand side of the menu

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A:Pentium CPUs

Well I would right a history but dont get a p1,,lol...The biggest differecne is the cache. Onboard and on the die of the cpu. And ofcourse most p4's will always outpreform a p3 there are some kick butt p3 though. And dont forget pins! But there is always a big difference in the mext ge cpu's when the p4 comeout there will be a big differecne in those!
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A:What CPUs will fit on my motherboard?

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Is it a correct think?


A:Comparing CPUs

You can take a core 2 duo at 3ghz and the newest core i3 at and make the speed of the i3 to 2ghz and they might have about the same performance. so no ghz doesnt really matter when comparing them with each other like you are. there are so many different factors to consider like what generation the cpu is. if you dont want to do all the leg work of researching you can use this website to help you out.,6.html
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A:Question about CPUs

It's a lot harder to make a low voltage CPU that can go up to 3.1 GHz stable.
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A:2 out of 4 CPUs used in win7, 0 and 1, or 2 and 3, or??

Quote: Originally Posted by charles3

I know that win7 ultimate can only see 2 physical CPUs/sockets, and I can live with that, the question in my mind is, where to go from here to figure out what 2 sockets/CPUs win7 is using?

Is that?
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A:Dual CPUs

Oh very possible, pretty sure you can run dual 64's, but maybe only Dual Opertons (amds line of 64bit server cpus). Just make sure these intensive applications you run support dual cpus, the software has to support it, much like software needing to support 64bit in order to run at 64bit.
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A:Changing CPUs

I dont have anything to say to help you, but plz plz plz get him a 3200 if anything.. dont make me have less faith in humanity I been ripped off on ebay before..
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Is this for the computer in your signature or another one? If another one then you need to know what motherboard you have, you need to match the socket of the processor and motherboard and you may need to update the BIOS to support the processor you intend to buy.
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A:Dual-core CPUs

This AMD dual-core "Egypt" processor is not expected before the second halve of 2005, mobile versions for first halve 2006.

Software will need to be rewritten, using the Whidbey tools that will be part of MS Visual Studio 2005. Sofar there is little interest in doing this.

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There will also be socket-940 versions to replace the Opteron.
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CPU : Small number of computation threads being undertaken at high speed (typically 3+GHz).
GPU : Large number of simple computation threads undertaken at a lower speed (typically ~1GHz)

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P.S. I am also going to buy LOADS of neon lights for my case! I want all the whistles and bells available! How sad am I?!?!?!??

A:Dual CPUs and Gaming?!?!

If this dual CPU system is ONLY for gaming, I would say to opt out and get a single CPU system. Especially if this machine isn't going to be a heavy-load server of some sort.
I know Quake 3 supports SMP, but I'm not sure on other games.

But, I'll leave this question up to the people I know who have experience with SMP...Soul Harvester and LNCPapa....
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looking at dxdiag what does the 2 cpu's mean? I did want to install 2 monitors on this machine but ony have a plug for 1. the 2 cpus makes me wonder....

A:intel pentium 4 cpu 3.4 ghz (2 cpus)

Most likely referring to a technology called 'Hyperthreading'. Made by Intel, and introduced into some of their P4 processors, Hyperthreading or HT is essentially a 'virtual' dual-core CPU. The way the processor functions is designed to mimic two separate processors inside a single core processor. If your processor has HT, some system diagnostics will report it as 2 processors, when you only have one. Do not confuse HT with the new Core 2 Duo processors by Intel, as these new chips are true dual-core processors.

In order to install two monitors, your video card needs to support multiple monitors. Does your video card have two monitor connectors on it or just one?
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What on is better? Amd CPUs, 130nm or 90nm.

Can some one explain which on is better, 130nm or 90nm?

Also is there any advantage with SEE3?

I read that SSE3 performance gains were gotten by using more stable less leaky capacitors in non critical areas and speed increases by using more leaky capacitors in more critical areas. What does that mean?

Im going to be buying one of these AMD CPUs.............,N82E16819103527
~Da Bob~

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Hello, I dont mean to spark a mean debate. But I am looking to upgrade my P42.0ghz Intel to this little guy...
What would be a similiar INTEL proc?? I already have an ASROCK 939Dual SATA2(what the hell is SATA anyway??)<---anyone point me to a guide for sata and sata2, raid0, raid1...etc. thats all new to me but since this board supports it I should look into it!! Thanks for your thoughts.