I have some more questions.
I have bought a used Antec True 430w PSU
. I will be putting it in the Dell Dimension 2350 that we have been talking about. I also want to rearrange the cooling configuration for the CPU. I want to put a heatsink and fan combo straight on top of the cpu. Right now, it came with that generic set-up where the exhaust fan draws air pass the heatsink via a green funnel contraption
That's just ridiculous if you ask me. But I'm a noob.
Here is a Foxcon
and a Masscool
heatsink and fan combo. Can you tell me which one you think is better. They look about the same to me. If you notice, I'm not looking to spend much.
This whole project is just to make what currently exists QUIETER, COOLER, and CLEANER (nicotine and smoke damage) Overall Better!
I am also looking at some case fans, but I don't know what size fits the back of the 2350. The screw holes measure about 53mm across...and the current fan is set into a plastic housing that clips onto the back of the case. I may have to inspect further inside of the case if I can just reuse that plastic housing to mount a fan on it...or if I can find one to screw directly onto the back of the case. Rather screw directly on.
Do you know how I am supposed to know which one I buy? Or, are they all Universal sizes?
Here is a list of ones I'm looking at on geeks.com
Also, I am thinking of upgrading the CPU. Here are the Socket 478's (Refurbished)
I can always go back to the old one if the refurbished one dies on me. Will an 800mhz, work with my motherboard?
The specs for the motherboard say it supports 1.8ghz 2.0ghz etc etc, but at 400mhz. Does that have to match the cpu? 800mhz/533mhz?
Hope you get what I'm asking. This would add FASTER to my list of GOALS
Another question, I noticed the PSU I have bought specs say that the molex 4 pin connectors will control the speed of the fans, but the heatsink and fan combos are all 3pin(I guess connecting to the motherboard) First question about this, does my motherboard have a connector for a 3pin? Secondly, do they make cpu fans that connect to a molex 4 pin? Take a look at all the connectors for my power supply and/or motherboard and please educate me on what I can do. I would like to have the fans speed vary with temperature if possible.
In all, I want a heatsink and fan combo just for the cpu. Then, attach a new exhaust fan just for overall cooling. And, have these fans speeds controlled by the NEW PSU or motherboard (However that works). If possible, upgrade the cpu, but from what I know, those bus speeds don't match up and I don't know where I can buy a cheap 478 thats 400mhz. Probably not even worth upgrading it then?????
Sorry for the long post, I'm a noob and don't know much yet!