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This One If it's new it may come with a thermal pad on the cooler. While thermal paste is a better choice, you can use the pad that's already attached and save a few dollars.
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hey i got the thermal glue but since there are hinges missing there is more force on the right side than the left side(with no hinges) so it tips over to the right side. should i just take all the hinges off?

edit i just did some research and found out it wasnt my cpu hahaa

its actually the northbridge chipset?

Edited by Common, 27 January 2008 - 06:19 PM.

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It may, indeed, be the bridging chipset...

You need a new cooler, Common. The cooler has to be very tight against the chipset. There can be no air at all, just an extremely thin film of thermal paste. It is absolutely imperative that all the lock down brackets are in place and functioning properly.

The north bridge chipset controls the video...without adequate cooling, you machine will continue to hang and shutdown.
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alright i guess ill have to wait a couple of weeks so it comes in from the internet :)


thanks for your help :)
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Something like this is what you need.

http://www.xoxide.com/zachco.html
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little problem though

i see it needs a couple of big holes for those screws to go in. my old cooler all it used was tiny hinges. so would that cooler work with all mobos or do i have to get the exact ones...
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That was just an example... :)

What motherboard do you have and I'll see if I can find a more compatible cooler for you.
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how do you know? i just checked for a good half hour but all i found was that it was an Asus A800 i THINK

heres my computer though:

http://reviews.cnet....7-31348893.html

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this is my motherboard, just found it :)

ASUS PTGD-LA

Edited by Common, 27 January 2008 - 07:57 PM.

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You can probably get by with one of these. .Heatsink It attaches with thermal tape. You might also contact HP and see if you can get a replacement through them.
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just got the thermal compound in and replaced/removed the old one

started it up and same problem. just stalls on the blue bar on windows logo loading screen...

im starting to think it would be easier to buy a new one :)
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bump

please help me wannabe !!!
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