I tried in the past (about 4 months ago) to replace the cpu cooler but after buying the Rocketfish Universal CPU Cooler from Best buy... and it didn't fit... I just replaced the case fan instead.
Am I right to think i need a new cpu heatsink and fan?
Any reason to think it could be something worse like the motherboard thats damaged?
I put large fan directly behind the tower to try to cool it down more.. and that got it to stay on for slightly longer then 10 minutes...but it still went black shortly after.
I have a Gateway DX 4300-05 (bought about 1 1/2 years ago) I replaced the case fan (nothing special just an adjustable speed case fan) thats on the back of the tower.
I also added a 1gb graphics card about a year ago... and replaced the power supply about 6 months ago with a 750 watt one.
the specs are here :
I have a AMD Athlon X2 7750 / 2.7 GHz processor. And i have a 3 pin connector for cpu cooler.
I don't know what "socket type" it is..
Would this one fit?
I don't have a whole lot of money or a long time frame for this (my boyfriend lost his job and its our only computer)