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hbidad
05-02-2002, 11:03 AM
Well, I have been surfin for the past few months trying to find a decent solution to cool the back side of my Ti4400. Well, I think I found the cheapest and easiest way.

I was looking through my junk pile and I saw a retail HSF from a amd 900mhz... I took the fan off and realized that the black mount for the fan might work. See below for what I am talking about. The pic is a 1.4 retail HSF but it shows you what I mean.http://66.51.118.195/44.jpg

After removing the mount, my thoughts became clear. This mount has four clips on each side to to attach the mount to the HS. Cool, I could use the clips as Stand-Offs.
http://66.51.118.195/42.jpg

So, out came the 5min Epoxy! I just used just a dab per side.
http://66.51.118.195/32.jpg

After the Epoxy had cured, it was a matter of screwing in the four screws. As you can see below, the fan has enough clearance to blow down and outwards to cool of the memory chips also.
http://66.51.118.195/34.jpg

Well, I guess I found a use for my AMD retail fan. I just hope I never have to RMA this sucker in :)

hbidad
05-02-2002, 11:08 AM
just a few more pics...
This just shows the clearance that the fan mount has.
http://66.51.118.195/35.jpg http://66.51.118.195/37.jpg

Flash
05-02-2002, 11:38 AM
nice work and creativity ;)

Moose
05-02-2002, 11:58 AM
Is that an Enermax Case? :p

hbidad
05-02-2002, 12:06 PM
Yep it is! Thanks for the comments Flash!

Mr. C
05-02-2002, 07:07 PM
Now that, Ladies and Gentlemen, looks like some real fine tweaking there. Nice work hbidad, thanks for sharing:thumb:

Shepps
05-05-2002, 05:05 PM
Thats a really gd idea...btw Mr.C i like ur siggie lol.

chisholm
05-06-2002, 04:04 PM
that is brilliant! i'm going to do something very similar to attch a fan on the back heastink of my leadtek ti4600:afro:

daedalus
05-06-2002, 05:23 PM
that is brilliant! i'm going to do something very similar to attch a fan on the back heastink of my leadtek ti4600:afro:

All you need is one of those plastic mounts....may be hard to find though... :confused:

And Hbidad, thats some sweet improvisation man :thumb: ...very nice.:thumb:

chisholm
05-06-2002, 06:26 PM
yea actually u don;t necassarily need the bracket to attch the fan on a leadtek...u can just use peices of rubber for example to give the fan a bit of clearance.......with a hot glue gun on maybe even super glue.....this is all thx to the inspiration from hbi dad:afro:

and thx to all of you for adding your ideas:cheers: