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Ferrari

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Hi,

I was wondering how to mount a fan on top of the cpu. I don't really understand how they mount on there. It is an older system, I have many cpu fans to choose from. The Motherboard is an ASUS P5A B. The processor is an AMD Athlon K-6? It's a AMD something! Pretty sure thats right though.


Is there a general guide someone can send me?

Thanks,
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Neil Jones

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This is a very old Socket 7/Super7 board.
On Socket 7 boards the processor heatsinks and fan is held on by the lugs either side of the white socket. The clip goes over the one side and clips down on the other and the lugs stop them from springing up. It's no different to installing any other AMD processor.
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Thank you...I got it on there.

One question, I'm putting this together for my parents to have a second computer. This board will support a high speed connection right? I'm really hoping you say yes. LOL

What about some sort of wireless pci card?

Depending on what you say...I will go to the appropriate place to post. Thanks,
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The board has nothing to do with it. I had a broadband connection on a computer that was older than yours at one point.
If you're running Windows 95 on it, Windows 95 won't have anything to do with Wireless at all. 98, possibly.
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As a side note:

Make sure that the fan on your CPU cooler is directing air toward the nearest exhaust fan in your computer - usually in the back
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Make sure that the fan on your CPU cooler is directing air toward the nearest exhaust fan in your computer - usually in the back

What about the designs that face down onto the processor? You can't change them... :)
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:) forgot about those
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