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Heatsink mounting bracket - removal or replacement?

Q: Heatsink mounting bracket - removal or replacement?

I am replacing an old mobo due to constant running and bulging capacitors. But its my first time dinking with anything mobo related. Or really anything that isn't replacing a bad PSU.
The old one is an MSI P965 Neo-7.
The new one is a Biostar G41 DVI.
I have the CPU installed fine and went to put the heatsink on top (Ultra brand). The screw holes are too small. Of course, that's when I noticed that I didn't remove the mounting bracket for the heatsink from the back of the old mobo. But I can't get it off. It seems to be glued in using some kind of foam tape pad. The new mobo didn't come with a mounting bracket.
Is there some kind of way to remove the old mounting bracket and install it on the new mobo OR do I have to find myself a new mounting bracket (or heatsink) somewhere?

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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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Password types :

Power On Password (pop). this password can be reset by unplugging the cmos battery for a while, and plugging it back in.

Supervisor/bios Password (svp). this requires reading the eeprom chip (8 leg or 14 leg) with an electronic device by using another pc's serial port or by paperclip method if model type available.

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Transfer of Product Ownership
US: http://support.dell.com/support/top...tag_transfer?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&redirect=1
International: http://support.dell.com/support/top...ansfer_form1?c=us&cs=19&l=en&s=dhs&redirect=1
International warranty contact phone numbers
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Old closed threads, with lots of info:
Dell BIOS password removal (Jun 07 - Sep 07)
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic79263.html (543 replies)
HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help thread (Jan-Mar 2008)
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic97423.html (533 replies)
HP / Dell / etc. Laptop password help (April - July 2008)
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic59293.html (937 replies)
HP / Dell / etc. laptop password help thread (Aug 08 - Apr 2009)
http://www.techspot.com/vb/topic109612.html (2200+ replies)

Downloads

Dell Manuals :
http://support.dell.com/support/systemsinfo/documentation.aspx?c=us&l=en&s=gen&~cat=12#12

DSTCD.iso : (Release date: 22-November-2005)
http://www.savefile.com/files/2063585

"Paperclip Procedure"
HTML Document: http://web.archive.org/web/20031103020606/http://qasimtoep.tripod.com/dell/dell6.html
PDF Document: http://www.savefile.com/files/2059217

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SvcTag.exe :
ftp://ftp.us.dell.com/utility/svctag.exe

Asset.com :
ftp://ftp.us.dell.com/utility/asset.com
Command line Uses => asset /? (eg Asset /o for owner tag)
CmosPwd :
http://www.cgsecurity.org/wiki/CmosPwd

Attachments
HP OldPass .zip includes:

[*] unlock6.exe (made in 1997)
[*] BIOS_PW.EXE (made in 2003)
[*] HDD_PW.EXE (made in 2003)

HP Oldpass2 .zip:
As above, made as a copy, using another Zip program

Dell Latitude .zip:
D35B password generator (old generator)

Dell MasterPW .zip:
D35B password generator (old generator)
How to use

 

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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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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.




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A:Replacement PSU's keeps failing

If the psu's are failing like that, chances are something is causing the issue (the odds of that many psu's failing that quickly is very low)

Test the Psu's on another system for starters to see if they are actually bad. That could at least let you make sure it's not something else causin the problem.

I would also try other outlets because a faulty plug can be an issue (plus use a power strip, it helps protect your machine ).

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A:Power cord replacement

gr7070 said:





First concern:
The current, non-working, power cord has a hexagonal (cross-section) male end that plugs into the laptop. The replacement cord has the more typical round (cylindrical) end. The replacement cord does fit in the laptop and it is not apparent, physically, that it is a problem.Click to expand...

If the cord will fit the plug without changing polarity, you don't have a problem there.





gr7070 said:





Second Concern:
The current, non-working (hexagonal), cord input matches the input on the replacement (round) cord, as expected since they're U.S. cords meant for U.S. power sources. However, the output is not the same.

current, non-working (hexagonal), cord output: DC 19.5V 3.34A
replacement (round) cord output: DC 19.5V 4.62A

Will the higher amperage of the replacement cord cause a problem, especially a potential safety issue? The laptop is left plugged in for long periods of time, unattended. I?d hate to start a fire.

Can someone with more electrical knowledge let me know if my concerns have merit or is my little, but more than zero, knowledge of electricity creating a concern where there should be none.Click to expand...

As long as you operate at the same voltage and supply enough current you will be fine. Same voltage as in DC or AC and the same number value for the amount of voltage.

Current values (3.34A) can be higher as long as the are not lower, your device will only draw the current it requires. If the device requires more current than is available, this is where problems start to arise.

I could go into more details but I will spare you the other un-known language. LOL





gr7070 said:





The laptop is left plugged in for long periods of time, unattended. I?d hate to start a fire.Click to expand...

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SYS CONFG:



DELL E2210H, C2D E8400 , 3x2GB DDR3 @ 1333mhz TRANSCEND JETRAM , 1TB SEAGATE HDD, MSI ATI R5770 running win ultimate 64bit.

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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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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

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But im sure they're are probably better cards out there.Click to expand...

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A:Help me find heatsink review site

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

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A:Emachine W3503 replacement motherboard?

Probably Not the Answer You Were Hoping For.......

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A:i7 processor stock heatsink inadequate?

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Dead and not worth replacing, as the restore disks will likely not work.
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A:USB external hard drive recognized but not assigned to a letter/not mounting (Win XP)

I didn't see where you formatted the hard drive. Before you can use any hard drive, external or internal, you have to format it at some point. For hard drives with Windows installed on them, they are usually formatted during Windows setup. For external storage drives, you can format it through Disk Management.
 

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Does the problem also exist in SAFE MODE?
We really need to know brand and model of computer, or configuration, and age of components to start making many suggestions.

I would want to remove every component possible, and be running some simple stuff... keeping very good notes of what attempts you have made.
 

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...and suddenly had issues with the OS...Click to expand...

What were the original issues with the OS that caused you to try reinstalling the OS in the first place?
 

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What is your budget?

This seems like a very decent motherboard and should suit your needs.

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

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Hi,
I have zero knowledge of eMachines so here goes.
Is the system actually a T2341 ? If so then...
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if you get an AM2/AM3 motherboard you wont be able to use your CPU. and yes you will need to reinstall your OS when replacing the motherboard.

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Dude, get a grip. I know less about computers now than before I read your post.

I thought that socket 478 was Intel (Pentium Celeron), now I come to find out that it's AMD.

An AMD Sempron 3000 only comes in one speed, if it's another speed, then it has a different number.

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Hi

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I'm finalizing my new setup and just need a heatsink+fan recommendation. CPU is going to be core i5-750
I'm still trying to decide between a gigabyte p55M-UD2 and Asus p7p5dd (although leaning towards the asus), but maybe I can at least decide on the fan? I know that fan+heatsink size creates an issue for motherboards and not all heatsinks will fit all mobos but i looked at the thermaltake silent clp0552 (http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835106139) and coolermaster rr-h101(http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103074)
TT has more reviews but my current system has a TT and the fan is quite loud. For the record, I don't plan on overclocking much if any at all.

help and suggestions appreciated.
 

A:CPU Fan and Heatsink recommendation

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

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Hello everyone,

I just purchased a new mobo and cpu (e7400) to upgrade my p4 3ghz. i have noticed the cooler that comes with the 7400 is well...small. i was wondering if i could use the bigger p4 heatsink to cool it as i don't feel like shelling out the money for an aftermarket cooler and maybe having to worry about fitment issues?

thanks in advance
 

A:Pentium 4 Heatsink On e7400?

The E7400 consumes less power and runs cooler than the Pentium 4 CPUs, so it doesn't need as much cooling. The new stock heatsink is perfectly fine, and you can probably even overclock it a little if you have good airflow in your case.

But to answer your query, yes, you can use the older HSF if you want, and it probably will cool better than the new one.
 

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A:Inspiron 1100 no video after HDD replacement

You mean No POST? If you startup the laptop with out the hard drive installed, do you get video?
 

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A:PC won't boot after mobo removal and re-install

Sounds like a toasted Mobo, were you following Grounding Procedures? The Mobo also might be Shorting to the Case. Make sure there's no Screws and such behind the Mobo are there?
 

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