Well, I think they are tinkering with building low end computers as I received a Shuttle case, Shuttle MB, etc. and I was not able to speak with them at length while it was all dropped off to know for sure. (This owner is very in experienced with computers in general.) The heat sink was somehow "kind of" on with rubber bands (he took if off while I wasn't looking I just saw the results), the cpu itself wasn't actually locked into place and of course the fan was dirty.
I'm sure we all know the number of problems that may exist....
I work on a myriad of systems, but have never chosen a heat sink from scratch and think the one I am looking at is not made for this CPU/motherboard. The "arm" coming out of the CPU holding item is well less wide than the arms with loops at the end coming out of the heat sink to attach to that now doesn't have anything to attach to. Sorry for the lack of correct terms here. I do notice some holes in the motherboard that are much wider than the CPU that perhaps a heat sink could use, but not the one I have unless there is a lost frame for it.
So, is a heat sink specific to a CPU and is that how I look for one? Or is it specific to a motherboard, and that's how I find it?
EDIT: OK, I think the Socket is the key to finding a fan. The Shuttle is a very small case and frankly I don't know how much it will be used. It has Pentium Dual Core E2220. Will a $10 fan suffice?
Thanks for point me in the right direction.
Note: The MB has the following ID K4800000-B00-15
Edited by helpingfamily, 01 November 2013 - 10:14 AM.