Removing CPU Fan
Posted 21 February 2006 - 08:28 PM
Im upgrading my older P4 1.6 CPU to a 2.4. I cant figure out how to get the fan off the top of the CPU.
I know this probably sounds pretty dumb..but I need some help here.
Also..will I need to make any changes to the Bios settings? Im running WinXP Pro.
Any pointers on something that Im missing would be greatly appreciated..
Posted 21 February 2006 - 08:51 PM
is this a prebuilt pc or did you build it yourself?
if you built it did you use a stock cooler?
if you did not build it check your manufacturers site for info
most of the time if you built it the motherboard comes with info on this.
Posted 21 February 2006 - 10:04 PM
Pull the two levers in the opposite direction to loosen the clamp.
The clamp is still hooked to the mounting frame on the mobo. Pull the clamp outward one side at a time until it's free, then lift the clamp off along with the heatsink itself.
Posted 22 February 2006 - 01:20 AM
Number of downloads: 83I had it built on an Asus P4B266-C motherboard.Im pretty sure its the stock P4 fan. Also, how much 'Thermal Coumpound' should I use?
Thanks for all of your replies
This post has been edited by rluka: 22 February 2006 - 01:28 AM
Posted 22 February 2006 - 02:32 AM
The SMALLEST possible amount, have a look here:
but ENOUGH to make sure that contacting surfaces are covered.
This is a nice simple way to do it :
Posted 22 February 2006 - 02:37 AM
After you have removed all of the factory heatsink material or thermal grease from the old heatsink clean it with 99% rubbing alcohol.
As far as amount of Thermal grease to apply, I go by trial and error starting with just a little dab on the centre of the installed CPU.
Then gently place the heatsink on top and apply a small amount of pressure to settle the grease into place.
Then lift up heatsink and eyeball the CPU to guage if it will be a enough to fill up all of the contact areas.
When installing the fan and heatsink make sure that all 4 clips are in place by having a "look see" of all four corners.
Then after you are sure all clips are secure pull both levers at the same time up and over so that you have applied equal pressure to the heatsink and cpu.
Posted 22 February 2006 - 01:34 PM
There is a note in RED on the right side saying: "During the last boot-up, your sytem hung for an improper CPU spead setting. Your system is now working in safe mode. To optimize the system performance and reliabilitry, make sure the CPU speed conforms to the specifications of your CPU."
Now what do I do? My 1.9P4 CPU runs at 1.500v and I noticed that the 2.4 has a 1.525v stamped on it.
Does this make a difference?
Thanks again for all of your help.
Posted 22 February 2006 - 02:59 PM
I think the CPU is hooped. Bought it off Ebay..What do you think?
My motherboard is set to "jumper free".
Let me know if Im getting it right.
Posted 22 February 2006 - 03:40 PM
Reply with all markings from the CPU. If you have the box reply with all markings from the sticker on the side of it as well.
Posted 22 February 2006 - 03:53 PM
Oh, what to do
My motherboard supports up to a 2.4P4, 400FSB, 512cache and thats what his 2.4 CPU is..400FSB, 512cache, 478pin.
The back of the CPU reads: Pentium4
This post has been edited by rluka: 22 February 2006 - 03:59 PM
Posted 22 February 2006 - 04:39 PM
This post has been edited by nmX.Memnoch: 22 February 2006 - 04:40 PM