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Replace heatsink fan?

Q: Replace heatsink fan?

The stock hsf on my non-overclocked +2500 barton is rather loud, and I would like to replace it. Is it possible for me to simply buy a new 60mm replacement fan without having to buy a completely hew heatsink and fan?

I was looking at some nice 60mm panaflos that make around only 21 dbas but are labeled as case-fans. Would I be able to screw one of these panaflos onto my heastink?

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A: Replace heatsink fan?

Standard case fans are 80mm X 80mm x 20mm. An 80mm fan will do you no good if you seek to replace a 60mm fan. A 60mm fan may work provided your heatsink has standard mounting brackets. However, be advised this will cause your cpu to rise in temperature (most likely) if the fan is slower.

A better solution is to replace the heatsink/fan entirely. I personally favor the ThermalTake Volcano 9 for low-cost high-effectiveness Socket A cooling. You can pick it up online for only $14, and it has three different ways of choosing cpu fan speed: Automatic speed sense based on a thermal probe, which you can place wherever you wish, a rheostat which you can turn to choose the speed at which the fan spins, or a simple jumper to set it to either low or high speed mode.

Case in point: In my shop machine I have an overclocked Athlon XP Barton. It is a stock 2500+ and is sitting at 3200+. I am using a volcano 9, and have the CPU fan forced to ~1100rpm - Barely audible, even when I am close to the computer. If I'm more than five feet away, the machine is inaudible. The cpu is quite hot, in fact at full load it sits at 64C, but this is fine for me.

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I'm replacing a motherboard for a HP laptop. I need to replace this backplate for the CPU heatsink to the new motherboard. I've tried to pull it out but it seems to be glued onto the motherboard.
If I manage to pull it out, should I replace the glue, double-sided tape or whatever is underneath?

HP G62-b80SS laptop.
Intel Core i3 CPU.
Thank you
 

A:How can I remove/replace this CPU heatsink backplate (where the CPU socket is screwed)?

It is probably double stick tape used to insure it stays in place. Replacing it is your call. As long as the heatsink is mounted correctly, it really doesn't matter if the backplate is loose or stuck in place. Sticking the backplate simply makes mounting the heatsink easier to manage.
 

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A:Weekend Open Forum: What heatsink / water kit cools your computer?

Mine is water cooled. Except instead of liquid its solid. And instead of water its aluminum. And instead of a pump its got a fan. Its actually a laptop.
 

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A:Upgrading my RAM, better to add, or replace?

For DDR3 there is no quad channel, either way would work fine, go for the cheaper.
 

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A:When to replace a router

There are numerous other things that could effect Internet traffic. Of the most common in my area is bad service from ISP (bad lines or equipment).

Resetting your router could help if it is the router causing the issue. Simply unplugging it is not enough to do a full reset of all settings.

What does running http://www.speedtest.net/ state your connection rate is and does it match what you are paying for?
 

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Hey, I wanted to update my cpu stock heatsink to something new sense this one sucks and I was gonna get
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103099
for my cpu http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819113348
but I wasn't sure if that huge cpu heatsink would fit in my case, could anyone give me advice whether it will or not I am still new to building, Thanks!
This is my case - http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147166
 

A:Cpu heatsink question

You can try to use partpicker (needs a valid email to save parts list) to test your builds. a warning will show for any possible incompatibility.




https://pcpartpicker.com/parts/partlist/Click to expand...

based on newegg product, it seems able to handle 'full sized cpu coolers'




Rosewill Line-M
This review is from: Rosewill LINE-M Micro-ATX Mini Tower Computer Case, Dual USB 3.0, come with Dual Fans, Support up to 4 Fans, 12.5" card-Retail

Pros: Size, Appearance, USB 3.0 Front Panel. I own two of these one with fx8350 and one intel 4770 both with r9 280x gfx cards. Cable managment is tough but I expected that with the amount I packed into this form factor. Keeps my gfx cards around 70 degrees on stock settings. Fits full size CPU coolers. This is just about the perfect size for a computer case in my opinion.
Cons: bent the back panel slightly removing cut outs for PCI and PCIe mounts other than that no complaints really.
Other Thoughts: Get a modular PSU for this case.Click to expand...

based on partpicker:




http://pcpartpicker.com/p/Bb4TJxClick to expand...





Compatibility Notes
Unable to verify the Rosewill Line-M MicroATX Mini Tower Case and the Cooler Master Hyper 212 EVO 82.9 CFM Sleeve Bearing CPU Cooler are compatible.Click to expand...


 

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A:How often should I replace my thermal paste?

As long as the temps are not too high there will not be any performance loss. I wouldn't worry about replacing thermal compound, unless you are experiencing temperature issues.

If you are wondering what your temps are. Download Core Temp and watch your CPU temps.
 

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A:AMD FX-8320 stock cooler/heatsink - crazy rpm/temps

79 on what? CPU or GPU?
 

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A:To Replace or Upgrade?

It isn't worth the money to upgrade in exchange for the performance increase you would get.

What do you audio reconditioning with? What software? Potentially you could scrap XP, install Linux and use Audacity. Only costs you your time, no money.

I've done a fair bit of audio reconditioning of speeches recorded on cassette tapes with Audacity.
 

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IS the problem arises from the fan itself, or the thermal sensor problem? Im not sure.. pls help me =(
 

A:Laptop heatsink fan randomly stop working

I would replace the fan first, it is cheaper than a motherboard and laptop fans are known to fail. You can get the fan on EBay cheaper...
http://www.ebay.com/sch/I.html?_trk...toshiba+satellite+l645+fan&_sacat=0&_from=R40
 

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A:Have you ever looked between your CPU fan and heatsink?

A 150 PSI air compressor works wonders, on those hard to reach dust bunnies. Some people recommend not using an air compressor, but thats all I've used for over 20 years.
 

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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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Holy s*** mate, that is an extremely high end build.

The only thing I can see not working here is the two Ares GPUs. They both have water-coolers, so it might be a bit difficult to install them together.

The only thing I can say is, you better know what you are doing, or have somebody around who knows what they are doing, before you consider putting together such expensive components.
 

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A:Trying to replace PSU

HP / Hipro 230W ATX PSU Power Supply Unit 5187-4875 / HP-A2317F3HP
 

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A:Do I need to replace thermal paste on a CPU that's never been on?

Opinions will vary, but as long as you haven't fully fitted the cooler and the thermal paste is okay then its fine to re-fit it.

It doesn't matter if the CPU has been powered, the issue is whether the thermal paste will still function correctly having been disturbed when you removed it. If you're in any doubt I'd remove, clean and add more paste.
 

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Here are some options:
FSP Group FSP300-60GHT 300W = $35
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A:I want to replace my mobo, but how can I know my CPU isn't the problem?

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A:Is it hard to just replace a SATA hard drive?

ynotbme said:





1st does it matter who the manufacter is? Dell wants WD. I want Seagate.Click to expand...

Brand names are irrelevant especially when you are installing your own OS.




ynotbme said:





And do I just load the XP Pro disc in and start?Click to expand...

That would be the idea if you have it set to boot from disk in the system BIOS. The CD/DVD must have first priority over the HDD to boot.
 

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A:Can someone help with how to replace fan in laptop?

What is the model number of the HP laptop in question?
 

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A:Replace computer on network

Sounds like you want to add it to a domain controller, your not in charge of that are you, if not just contact the sys admin and they can deal with rejoining it to the domain
 

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Im not after anything extreme as I dont game and im only really interested in having a decent speed for internet use and word processing other than that im not overly bothered about being super fast.

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A:Sugestions required to replace mobo and CPU

Here are a few reccomendations:
ASRock A770DE+ (Full ATX uses DDR2) = $54
ASRock M3A770DE (Same board but uses DDR3) = $60
ASRock 880GM-LE (Micro-ATX, DDR3) = $55
ASRock A785GM-LE (Micro-ATX, DDR2) = $59

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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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But now after a little of reading up on the cooler, I'm a little concern about size and effectiveness. Here's my case if anyone knows if it will definitely fit.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811147047&Tpk=Rosewill armor gaming case

Also,id like to know if there are any other good CPU coolers out their along the same price range, that performs better.

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A:New CPU cooler to replace AMD 965BE stock cooler

The V8 is still a very good cooler, and was top dog for its time. if you want the top performers now , you are going to pay another $30 for them.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...00 50001444&IsNodeId=1&name=Thermalright, Inc.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835608018

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1...Cooler_Sockets_775_1156_1366_AM2_AM2_AM3.html

http://www.frozencpu.com/products/1...Cooler_Sockets_775_1156_1366_AM2_AM2_AM3.html

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A:Recommendation for a good heatsink?

If your not going for super high OC's , this will serve you well.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233082
 

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I'm kind of new to the building and compatibility part; so any help would be wonderful and well appreciated.

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A:Need to replace video card

From what I can remember you have a few options:

- Run single new card, Nvidia GTX 460 or the 550Ti cards would offer decent performance at a mid to lower end price range. Or spend more for the top end Nvidia offerings GTX 580, not sure their minimum PSU recommendations, but at least require 2 x PCIe Power connectors.
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Just because it is an SLi motherboard it doesn't mean you have to run 2 cards. It will happily run one card, it just has support to also run 2.
 

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hi,

Today I burned 3 DVD-R DL and I get theses issues:

data to be burned: total 7.89 GB
all discs same brand
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disk 2 burned 7.89 GB using MagicISO
disk 3 burned 7.89 GB using Nero Burning ROM 10

disk 1 was unable to be read it, obviously, it was an incomplete burn
disk 2 and 3 were readable but when I try to copy them to the HDD
the transfer rate was very low like 200-300 KB/s and remaining copy
time showed 7 hours.
Later I put 2 other DVD-R DL that I burned a long time ago with these results:
disk A copy 100% with transfer rate 4-5 MB/s
disk B copy was almost imposible since the transfer rate was 150 KB/s
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Should I replace it ASAP?

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A:Should I replace my DVD burner?

update

I put the disks 1 & 2 in another PC
and the low transfer rate remains equals.


It seems my DVD burner is doing bad burnings
 

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A:Faulty RAM, reccomendations for upgrade/replace please?

Give us your make and model of your motherboard. Link us and we will help.

As a side note, never buy from them again. You and I both know it is faulty RAM or that they didn't set the voltage correctly in the BIOS.

Did you ever run Memtest per stick?
 

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A:Looking to replace noisy case fan

Fans are really a 'you get what you pay for ' proposition. The key is in the bearing type. sleeve,rifle,ball FDB (fluid dynamic bearing) HDB, etc. generally if you wnt quiet, choose one that is not a 'hyper fan' in that it moves a massive amount of air, or one that comes with a controller so you can adjust the speed a 120 mm fan for example will typically move arounfd 45-60 CFM. For longer life stay away from 'sleeve' bearings.
 

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A:[Poll] How often do you replace your computer's case?

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A:How to mount an LED star to a CPU heatsink?

Hi HK,
what is the diameter of the holes? you could use plastic expanding push pins and springs like that of most stock Northbridge coolers. do you have a dremel tool?...of course you do drilll the holes in the HS base.
Also, what is the size limit on the HS you can use? (this is all based on me understanding the project of course
 

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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811121100

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What is your budget?
 

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A:Need CPU fan+heatsink for Core i7-920

V8 V8 V8

look up the v8 heat sink i hope its not too big for it but its a great one i have it on my i7-920...tho its probably too big lol but i just want to show love for mine

great for overclocking a bit for a great price...have mine i beleive at 3.0 just cause i dont need anymore that

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103055&cm_re=v8-_-35-103-055-_-Product...59$
 

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An Radeon HD 5450 is the best for the money you want to spend. The ASUS HD 5450 is out of stock so get the SAPPHIRE HD 5450
 

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A:Help me find heatsink review site

http://www.frostytech.com/articlesearch.cfm?SearchValue=&Search=Search&Category=198&CategorySearch=Get+Listing

se if this one can halp you...
 

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A:Problems with i5 650 stock heatsink not going in

here you go, this is for LGA 1366 but it still should work for you.

DIY Guides: How To Install/Remove Intel Socket 1366 CPU and Heatsink
 

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A:i7 processor stock heatsink inadequate?

This Cooler Master has received some rave reviews; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...103065&cm_re=Hyper_212-_-35-103-065-_-Product

Unfortunately Newegg has persisted in jacking up the price since that occurred.

Microcenter has this at a walk-in price of about 30 dollars, if you're fortunate enough to live near one.

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Sounds pretty bad...You would need to swap out the bios chip with a working one temporarily.

Read this and this.....
 

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A:Time to replace cable modem?

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A:Can I replace 6.3v 1800uf caps with 6.3v 1500uf?

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AT this point, it could be anything... and you have not yet told us the brand, model, and configuration so it is difficult to guess as possibilities. Need hard drive brand and age, etc. as well.
Is your 1 GB of RAM in one module or two... if two, remove one to test, then change, and remove the other module and test.
Why did you suspect the video card?
 

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[Requirements:

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Motherboard replacements that fit that case are also slow. You are limited by the maximum of 1 GB of pc2700 memory in two 512 MB modules... and it is the memory that makes the biggest difference... Not the CPU speed.
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It's always best to do a clean install of your OS when changing the motherboard in order to prevent any sort of driver / hardware conflict.

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http://www.theeldergeek.com/replace_motherboard.htm

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the problem is the computer unfortunately didn't work.

but the keyboard is working i think b'coz what i have noticed the numlock, scroll lock and caps lock is lighting. and the DVD ROM.

what do you think is the problem ??

thnx. .

what should I do to fix it.
 

A:Cleaning the heatsink cause the computer is not working

can you provide more detail? does it power on,boot up and shut down? specs would help also.

BTW did you plug the heat sink fan back into the motherboard? and did you re-apply thermal compound?

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like all hardware, does the heatsink efficiency at cooling the cpu deteriorate?
how can i slow this process?
 

A:Heatsink efficiency Deterioration?

Of course heatsink efficiency will deteriorate.

Dust would be the main source of deterioration. The obvious way to slow this process is to install fan filters at all your INTAKE fans. And good news! You can even REVERSE this deterioration by blowing away the dust! Awesome!

Also, thermal pastes can deteriorate and dry up. Not much can be done about it. You can change your paste to something that won't dry up too fast, or just reapply every few years.

Fans can also deteriorate. You can oil that, or change the fan entirely.

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Any help appreciated.

regards Russ
 

A:Heatsink without a fan possible?

It is very possible to build a PC completely silent.

So yes, of course the Prolima Megahalems would be the heatsink of choice, and if you're not going completely fanless, couple it with the smallest CFM 120mm fan you can find. The smallest airflow will make a huge difference....
 

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A:Need to replace video card

You could also look at the older 8600GT. It will net you marginally better performance than the 9400GT.

Another consideration could be the Radeon HD 4650.
 

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A:CPU heatsink fan is this possible

Do you want to buy stock heat sink that comes with your processor? That might not be possible.

However you can always buy an aftermarket HSF. In this case you have a large number of options such as Xigmatek, OCZ, Scythe, Zalman and the likes.

What is your budget?
 

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A:CPU Fan and Heatsink recommendation

I would recommend the Xigmatek HDT - S1283. It's cheap and performs very well.
 

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thanks in advance
 

A:Pentium 4 Heatsink On e7400?

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A:Not sure - replace processor or upgrade completely?

try this:
Download this bootable CD image: http://soft-best.net/software/utilities_tools/1314-utility-cdrrw-8cm-v2100-bootable-iso.html

boot the cd, go to Hardware test section and run the eurosoft tests.
its a comprehensive set of tests for all your hardware. you will then know what is causing the problem. (use winrar to extract the image, you only need to download the three parts from one of the sites)

Advice:
I reccommend that you only perform the Non Distructive tests.
 

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LED's or other lights are a major plus.

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A:Heatsink + Fan Suggestions

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A:Looking for a new AMD heatsink

What RAM and motherboard do you have? The Xigmatek might cover 2 RAM slots but depending on your memory you might still have enough clearance to install modules in them. (They have to be installed before the HSF is fixed.) The Dark Knight is a very good cooler.

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A:Should I replace my PSU?

What is the make and model? This is not sounding good what you describe. A good working PSU is the backbone of any system.

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A:Replace new PSU?

If I remember, it is not all that good.
 

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A:What heatsink should I get?

Re: What heatsink should I get???



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...

I got myself the GlobalWin WBK38 with the 7000RPM Delta black fan. If you don't mind the noise, that fan will do its work just fine. But I replaced the fan with an 80MM fan running at ~3000RPM. The temp rose by ~3 degrees celcius. And I can hear myself think again! The WBK38 is rather old. Check this site out:

http://www.mikhailtech.com/articles.shtml

There's a list of heatsinks reviewed. Hope you can find a good one there





Also, I've been thinking about trying to cool my onboard raid controller chip. I believe its giving me problems when I try to overclock because of heat issues.Click to expand...

Sorry dude, can't help you there. Perhaps you can use a normal chipset cooler to do the job?





One last thing, I've never taken a heatsink off an Athlon before, and I hear it is a real pain. Can anyone recommend a safe and effective way of removing it with minimal chance of damaging the processor? Thanks for any help! Click to expand...

It's really not that difficult. I did my first installation 1 month ago and it still made me break sweat even though I've meddled around Intel CPUs b4 Make sure you don't drag the heatsink around on the core once you've clipped the heatsink properly. And make sure the CPU is properly slotted onto the mobo socket. I stumbled upon the following article:

http://www.amd.com/products/cpg/ath...t_install_guide/socket_proc_install_guide.pdf

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A:Can you replace a DVD Drive on this Laptop

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Do you think upgrading to a better heatsink fan will take care of the problem?

The Motherboard seems to be working O.K., BIOS was updated, but the PC shuts down fairly quick.

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Thanks for any input.
 

A:Dell Inspiron 1150 / Heatsink problem

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Colin.
 

A:Fujitsu Siemens Amilo A1667G Heatsink problem?

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A:Heatsink fell off! What glue do I use to reattach?

there should be no glue mate... what you need is just a proper security for the heatsink so that it wont fell off. usually the "leg" is quite weak, plastic or carbon based material. u just need to snap in the "leg" and all will fit. however if yours is damaged, might think of getting new one.

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Asus K8S-LA (Salmon) I believe >__>
Thanks

- Entropy.
 

A:Northbridge heatsink fell off

You need to put the heatsink back on. Buy some thermal paste cleaner and some thermal paste. Clean the old thermal paste off, put some new stuff on and re-attach the heatsink.
It may unfortunately be too late and the northbridge may be dead.

What's blinking on your power supply? The LED on the back of it?
 

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A:Do I need to buy a Heatsink?

Most definitely you will need at least the stock CPU Fan/Heatsink. It will not run more than a couple of minutes without one. It is a good idea to also have additional cooling via the case fans and such. Remember unless you live in the far north the ambient temperature will also affect the system. Depending on how you buy the CPU (i.e. retail packaging) it may include the fan/heatsink. If not a decent one can be had for about $25 USD.
 

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A:Replace the hard drive?

Sounds simple enough, thanks
 

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A:Will This Heatsink Fit! Important

The Orb will fit
 

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A:Issues Installing an Intel Heatsink fan

Una Mas Tiempo......

I have installed several Intel HSFs in several different boards over the past couple of years. None of these installations have given me any problems whatsoever, either with the actual installation OR overheating issues. These installations have been both with Intel stock coolers, aftermarket coolers, and 2 different Arctic Silver products. They all turned out fine.

If the installation of an Intel HSF assembly continues to plague you with uncertainty and self doubt, might I suggest you bring the motherboard / CPU assembly to a qualified computer repair location. The task should should take all of ten minutes, most of which would be either waiting for a "customer service representative/ associate", and/or explaining what you would like to occur to the technician involved.

Since there are millions upon millions of these HSF fans installed and working properly, both stock and aftermarket variations, I can only surmise operator error or incompetence on the part of the people who have attempted the, (I think small percentage), of failed installations.

Since this is an extension of a previous topic initiated by you, I can only speculate that the amount of "handholding",(qoute BillAllen55), required to either accomplish the appointed task, or further theoretical discussion regarding your woes, wants, hopes, and wishes has reached the point of futility.

Perhaps, others in this forum will continue to further patronize you with this little excercise, I don't intend to.

Your were given a link to an Intel page(s) the subject of which was building a computer. At that link, there is also video about installing the HSF to the CPU/board. Those links should be sufficient for even the most ploddingly slow among us.

I have read hundreds of Intel socket 775 reviews, and the loudest whining about installing comes from people who feel obligated to pubulish their technical prowess as "very high". Yeah, well, maybe, maybe not.

As I pointed out earlier, we should start some sort of poll along these lines

A: "Do you think you know more than Intel about their OEM HSFs?

Or, the more productive;

B: I have designed a BETTER HSF for Intel socket 775 CPUs, what do you think?

The design of the Intel HSF fan "is what it is", so unless you decide to get an engineering degree and go to work for Intel and thereby change the manufacturers corporate "mind", offering a "better" solution of your own creation, we should probably let the subject go.

During the course of our previous discussions you seem quite preoccupied with announcing you must deal with very affluent people in your line of employment. I suppose that somehow we you believe we should show you a great deal of deference regarding your obviously important position. Good luck with that.

I have very low standards regarding the "gravity of issue" with respect to starting a new thread, but this little effort has, IMO, ventured into the realm of trolling.

And have a nice day!

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A:Can I replace a Celeron Chip with a P4?

Actually it really depends on the Motherboard specifications

Please put your System Specs information in your Profile

If you have a proprietory computer like Dell; HP; Acer etc, please manually write this in the mobo field (ie Dell Dimension 3100 - as an example)

Edit:
Also try here to get all your computer info, ie your Manual: http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic100655.html
 

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A:Fan and Heatsink Information

Get your heatsink and fan as a package. Be careful so as to assure they will fit in the case with lots of breathing room. Zalman is our preference for the best... they offer more choices. Also like Dynatron, Tuniq, Thermaltake, and SuperMicro...
Just watch the space available so it will fit easily.
 

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I fried it!!---and my Psu!!
The mobo is an Asus P4S8X cpu is 2.4 I would buy the same card again--if they made it!!
What current card is compareable ? 500/900 core/mem on 6600gt
 

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Hi all The laptop in question is a Toshiba Satellite A -S A few weeks ago it got dropped right on its adapter? Replace the replace the or jack power corner Replace the power jack or replace the adapter? with the power plug still in it the little metal plug of the AC adapter is now slightly crooked and the power jack has a little chip off the plastic part of it Anyway after this mishap it worked fine for another weeks and then suddenly this week it s refusing to power up Its battery has been shot for a while can t hold a charge and I ve been using it with the battery out Why the sudden refusal to boot I took the whole thing apart---minus the little chip the power jack looks totally fine and cosmetically sound Put the whole thing back together taking care to check that plugs were snug---still no power Stuck in the crappy battery booted just fine and then shut itself down after like minutes How likely is it that it s the power jack which is broken And why did it take this long to crap out if it IS broken A new one of those silly jacks costs over on eBay so I want to make sure that it s the jack before I just up and buy one Of course if it s the AC adapter that s broken that would cost even more Bah Input nbsp

A:Replace the power jack or replace the adapter?

AND/OR inside the case the the jack is soldered directly to the motherboard. Is also possible that
1) It's already cracked
2) If not yet, it's gonna crack

So look to see what connection looks like between power jack and motherboard, If you feel u wanna/can re-solder yourself or the typically price to redo the whole power thing seems to run $125 parts/labor/warranty if you take it somewhere. So how much is it all worth to you?
 

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Okay, I am a collector of parts. Through no fault of my own I have acquired a Pentium 4 640 Prescott from an old Dell XPS machine. I'm now using that processor to build an internet computer for my wife who has been using an old AMD Athlon 2200+ for many years which is now threatening to die. The problem is I don't have a beefy heat sink for the Pentium 4, but I do have a stock heat sink from a Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 that will fit in place on the motherboard, but I doubt that it will do the job properly.

Will the stock heat sink from an Intel Core 2 Duo E7200 do the job?

Please chime in if you wish to speculate or have any experience with this problem.

Thanks!
 

A:Pemtium 4 640 vs Core 2 Duo heatsink

It will fit, but I do not recommend using it due to the Pentium 4 having a significantly larger TDP than a Core 2 CPU. You would be better off buying an el-cheapo heatsink like this one or a stock P4 HSF from eBay.
 

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Acer M1100
3.5gb ram
currently 250 stock power supply.
(current video card nvidia 7300gs)
Tv tuner card
wireless card.
ipod camera
external hd
wireless keyboard mouse.
this is a link to it
http://products.search.shopping.yah...000A Desktop Computer:1995122767:page=details

I already know what card im getting this is the one.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814162016
This is what i was looking at will it work(PSU)?
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16817338018
its a small form factor case but im not sure what kind of power supply will fit in it only micro atx or will regular atx work as well there in no little switch in the back and it has the little 115 number in the back.
 

A:Replace/Upgrade psu on Acer M1100

That power supply will work fine
 

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Greetings everyone I have a computer I use to game It s really far from being a super computer but it satisfies my needs I m not an extreme gamer or anything like it This is a picture of the quot insides quot of my computer regarding Help heatsink High res Mb jpg file gt gt -- Click to maximize I have a mm fan sucking air in on Help regarding heatsink the front of my case another mm fan on the side sucking air in you can see it a mm fan blowing air out on the back and the PSU fans Now sometimes when I run heavy CPU-usage tasks the heatsink s fan starts to run really loud which worries me I don t want my processor to be ruined It s a Pentium D Ghz - See the heatsink air duct Am I better off unscrewing the duct and placing an mm fan on there sucking air in - See the video card that s a PCI-E Nvidia GeForce GT -- It has it s own fan I have a PCI-E sound card which is normally placed just underneath my video card But recently the video card s fan seems to have quot loosened quot out of position causing it to get stuck on the sound card thus preventing it from spinning Everything was ok for like months and this started to happen just recently so I had to remove the sound card as a temporary measure You can see the unused opening on the back of Help regarding heatsink the case Any ideas on what can I do Thanks in advance for your help Happy Holidays Coxis nbsp

A:Help regarding heatsink

I can't see any pictures. If you have a CPU heatsink air duct, remove it. Is this computer a Dell or HP?
 

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Ok here is my problem I had just bought an Inspiron back in april about a month after i bought it i noticed it starting to heat up quickly even with perfect ventilation through the fan I had it shut off on me a couple times because of it over heating Finally one day i came home from work and my laptop would not turn on heatsink? leak in Possible at all tried taking the battery out and unplugging plugging back in still did nothing so i had sent it away because it was under warranty They went and replaced the motherboard and sent it back to me about days after i had sent Possible leak in heatsink? it away fine it was working and then a week later the same thing happened i could not turn it on call them and did some troubleshooting Possible leak in heatsink? still did nothing so then i sent it away again and they then replaced the memory in Possible leak in heatsink? it and then sent it back to me a few days later it was working again and then not even weeks later the exact same thing meanwhile the thing was still heating up once in a while happened i came home from work and it would not turn on how ever somehow a couple days later it starting working again so i thought it was fine and then about weeks after that it was off again totally fed up and frustrated by this time i didnt even want to send it back again but the tech convinced me to send it away one more time so i did waited and waited couple weeks after i had sent it back to get fixed was wondering what was taking so long so i called them to find out they then told me that it was on hold because they are trying to tell me that there is liquid spillage on the motherboard bulony is what i said i then had them send me pictures that they took of the inside of the laptop because i could not believe what they were saying to me looked at the pictures and there is places in the laptop that have rust on them there is what appears to be a burn mark on the motherboard you can see on the outside of the intake for the fan condisation white spots can you tell me what might have happened because now they want me to pay for e new motherboard when i have not damaged the laptop nbsp

A:Possible leak in heatsink?

Obviously Dell have been helping you a lot, so I'm not sure why you think they haven't

Regarding paying for service, you must only have hardware c\o support only, you are best to contact them on this, because warranty usually means free (except for postage)

There's nothing we can say, except contact Dell, and ask why you have to pay. Otherwise wait for the return.

Remember though they are helping you, if you abuse their help, they may be less than helpful, ie don't show them this post, with that name!
 

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For my E6420 Core 2 Duo processor, two of the clips that attach the heatsink to the mobo are broke, but I hung it in a way so the heatsink doesn't fall off. The temperature is 103 F idle and about 128 F during a VERY intense operation. What do you guys think about the risks of it going bad?
 

A:Broken Stock Heatsink, working fine

I read that at first and thought those were in Celsius. That would of been very toasty. But if those are in Fahrenheit, then that is not too hot. A bit on the hot side for my comfort level, but you should be ok.

Here is a huge thread about CPU temp. Before asking 'Is this too hot'
 

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Well, i finally decided on my new gaming rigged but i need to know if anybody knows if there is a good heatsink out there that fits my motherboard link

and also the case link

i'm not sure if you need to PSU cause sometimes i read about people heatsink taking up the motherboard space. here is my PSU link

now i know how the motherboard is crap cause it's just like a 680 but since i'm getting the GTX260 216 core, the combo deal from newegg pretty much lowered the cost of a nice motherboard to an affordable price.
 

A:Heatsink that fits evga 780i

What did you find out?
 

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A:Overclocking an AMD Phenom 9500? Heatsink?

Any good quality 3rd party Cooler for the AMD Phenom would work fine
 

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A:Replace fried HDD's Control Board?

Search ebay>harddrives>ST3500320AS

31 matches as of this reply: my search results
 

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hi i am building a new pc cosmos case q6600 and a evga 122--cknf67-t1 mb i am looking for suggestions on good heatsink . some i had preference to were thermaltake v1 thermalright hr-01 and zerotherm nv120 nirvana.which of these will cool the best and up for any suggestions all new for me .thanks.
 

A:Cpu heatsink

The best would be the TRUE (Thermalright Ultra 120-Extreme).

Many others do come close though, things like the Noctua NH U12P, scythe ninja2.... None really come to mind right now. The nv120 should be pretty good as well.
 

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All,

Thanks to everyone that takes the time to read this. I want to replace my OEM MSI MS-6577 mobo that came with my HP for another version of the MSI MS-6577 mobo but the new one would have an AGPx4 slot and the current one only has PCI slots. I read that replacing the motherboard on OEM systems with Windows XP like mine has, will cause big problems unless it for the exact same make and model motherboard. In my situation, it is the exact same make and model but a different version of the mobo that would have an additional AGP slot. Would this give me BSOD or would the swap go smoothly? I am also hoping not to have to reinstall Windows XP without having to go buy a copy as I read you can't do that off recovery discs with OEM Windows XP builds. Thank you everyone again.:grinthumb
 

A:Can I replace my OEM mobo with the same make & model but different version?

The problem would be with Microsoft

I believe you could put a different version of motherboard on there, heck, you could put an entirely different make of motherboard if you wanted as long as it fits the case's form factor. Simply, the screw holes on the motherboard have to align with the holes on the case.

The trouble you will run into is with Microsoft. Your copy of XP is associated with the serial number, model, and make of your present motherboard, and it's recorded in Microsoft's database. That's what happens when you activate a Microsoft product. The operating system or software will get your motherboard's information and record it. Now here comes the problem...

If you put in a new motherboard, the operating system on your hard drive is going to look up your previous motherboard's information when it boots up. If it sees a new motherboard, it will say, "I'm not associated with you, so I must not be licensed with you!" and it will tell you to contact Microsoft or buy a new copy of Windows.

What you have to do then is call Microsoft and ask them if you can associate your copy of Windows with a new motherboard. They will want to know why. Usually, they will only do that if your motherboard failed, exploded, or somehow became destroyed so you had to replace it. I don't know about motherboard upgrades. To Microsoft, each and every motherboard is a separate computer, and you are only licensed for one computer.

So, what I would do if I were you is to call Microsoft and ask them if you can move your license to a new motherboard before you do anything else.
 

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