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doublemsgirl

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can someone please help me? I have a friend who told me what CPU cooler I need for my computer and he told me the wrong info, so I would like other help to find the right one. here is the motherboard I have http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813138283 the one my friend told me to get does fit, but it's only 3 pins and my motherboard has 4. any help is appreciated
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Hi doublemsgirl, Posted Image

What CPU do you have installed?
Has the fan stopped spinning?
is your computer over heating?
Do you receive any warning messages or hear any beeping?
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this is the processor http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819103903 no error messages. the fan is turning and keeping the computer cool enough, it was just making a really loud noise so I wanted to replace it
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This would be a direct complete replacement heat sink (with pre applied thermal pad) and fan. You will need to clean off all residue of the old thermal paste from the top of the CPU.> http://www.amazon.co...Q/ref=de_a_smtd
What is the size/model of the fan you have bought? Will it physically fit the CPU?
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this is the one I was told to get http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835103087 it does fit the cpu, it just has 3 pins and I have 4 on my mb. is it safe to just use an adapter to go from 3 pin to 4 pin and connect into the power supply instead of the motherboard?
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is it safe to just use an adapter to go from 3 pin to 4 pin and connect into the power supply instead of the motherboard?

Yes you could do that but, the fan will run at full speed all the time as it is not controlled by the motherboard, would be very noisy.
It would be better to use the 3 pin fan plug which will fit, (only one way) on the 4 pin CPU header on the motherboard. It would not be auto controlled by the motherboard as it lacks the forth signal wire. You may be able to have some control through the BIOS.

You could buy tthis separate fan with 4 pin plug, providing it will fit the cooler you have purchased.. > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835119126
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is there a way you can go onto the newegg site for me and help me figure out which cpu cooler I need instead of buying a fan that might not fit? I have a general idea, but I don't want to buy another part that doesn't fit
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I have some coolers selected but first a question.
Please take off the right side panel of the case to see if there is a cut out in the Mobo mounting plate, can you see the ends of the heat sink fixing pins sticking through the board?
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yes I do
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Good, I asked because some coolers require a backplate to be attached to the Mobo and without the cut out in the mounting plate, removal of the Mobo is required.

any of these will give much better performance than the stock cooler, this one comes with thermal paste, (watch video) > http://www.newegg.co...#scrollFullInfo
2. pre applied thermal pad, > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835186134
3. pre applied thermal pad, > http://www.newegg.co...Praeton%20LD964
To clean off the old TIM. > http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835100010

Info.
Turn off the power.
Take anti static measures by touching a bare part of the computer case.
Disconnect the fan plug then remove the cooler.
follow instructions to clean the top of the CPU. I would advice not to remove the processor from the socket if it can be avoided. Use only a small amount of fluid on a Q tip or similar. Take care not to flood the socket.
Read carefully the instructions for the cooler.
Carefully try a DRY placement of the cooler to make sure it fits, without clipping or screwing into place.
Remove any protective films from the cooler.
If using a cooler with no pre applied paste, follow instructions to apply TIM to the CPU.
Install.
Connect the fan plug to the CPU header on the Mobo.
Power on and check the fan is working.
Close the case and monitor your temps for a while.






Edited by iammykyl, 17 November 2012 - 11:55 PM.

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ok great. thank you so much
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Your welcome doublemsgirlb.
Please let us know how the upgrade goes.
Any problems, "just Whistle"
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