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Solved: installing CPU cooler fan/heatsink

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Mad_Kid_77, Jul 11, 2007.

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  1. Mad_Kid_77

    Mad_Kid_77 Thread Starter

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    i purchased a new cpu fan/heatsink that has mounting clips for attachment (TR2 Line A4012-02 80mm Intel Prescott 478 Processor Cooler - 3.15" - 2500 rpm - Plastic Fan(s), Copper Heatsink - Processor Cooling Fan & Heatsink), my current fan/heatsink has push-pins. any ideas on attaching the clip mounts to a motherboard that was made for push-pins? any ideas will be greatly appreciated
     
  2. brite750

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    it almost sounds like you have a hsf for the wrong type socket, are you positive you have a 478 socket and not a 775
     
  3. Mad_Kid_77

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    possible. should i just get a new HSF? or is there any way to attach the 478 to the 775? and how would I know for sure
     
  4. crjdriver

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    No. You need the correct hsf. There are hsf that have multiple mounting plates and will fit a multitude of applications however unless the one you bought is like that you need the correct one.
    Post a link to your system and or motherboard; we can point you toward the correct hsf.
     
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  6. dts73

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    Best thing to do is take the HSF back to the shop and change it for a HSF that matches your CPU.

    CPUs come in many guises and dis-guises. All you need to do is find the correct product number and Yer spot-on..

    Though once You know the chipset involved.......There are many Companys that build HSFs for CPU and other parts....

    Read the mags and pay attention to what the web is saying....CustomPC is good as is Hexus.net......(y)
     
  7. prunejuice

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    This heatsink may have accessories for multiple socket types.

    Which cooler is it?
     
  8. Mad_Kid_77

    Mad_Kid_77 Thread Starter

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    would this work? Thermaltake Silent 775D Processor Heatsink and Cooling Fan - 3.54" - 2500rpm - Aluminum/Copper Heatsink - Processor Heatsink & Cooling Fan with Heat Pipes. My original fan/cooler looks exactly like the one Win2kpro mentioned.
     
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