help finding a new computer part
Posted 14 November 2012 - 06:47 PM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 04:56 PM
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?
Posted 15 November 2012 - 06:09 PM
Posted 15 November 2012 - 10:09 PM
What is the size/model of the fan you have bought? Will it physically fit the CPU?
Posted 15 November 2012 - 11:48 PM
Posted 16 November 2012 - 01:14 AM
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.
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?
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
Posted 16 November 2012 - 09:22 AM
Posted 17 November 2012 - 08:31 AM
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?
Posted 17 November 2012 - 11:46 PM
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
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.
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.
Posted 18 November 2012 - 04:02 PM
Please let us know how the upgrade goes.
Any problems, "just Whistle"
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