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Thread: Heatsink identification




  1. #1
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    Default Heatsink identification

    i have a dell comuter with a P4 processer 3.2 ghz, and a motherboard witha chipset of i875P, how do i check to see what kind of heat sink can be placed on it? and how can i check to see how big my fan size is and how many fans i can hold up to?

    thanks

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    Default Re: Heatsink identification

    Well just make sure the heatsinks you look at are made for Pentium 4s. Then it will fit. And why replace the heatsink on a Dell? I have found the heatsinks they put on to be high quality and you can't overclock a Dell, so there's no need for more cooling.
    Intel Pentium 4 2.53GHZ 533FSB
    1024MB PC-3200 DDR-SDRAM
    Sapphire Radeon 9800PRO 128MB
    Foxconn 865-PE6LS Motherboard
    Western Digital WD400BB 40GB, Western Digital WD600BB 60GB Hard Drives
    POWTEC Demon 480W PSU
    Dell UltraSharp 18001FP 18" LCD Monitor
    Windows XP Professional SP2

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    Default Re: Heatsink identification

    well, my dell has been quite noisy latly, and i thought that it might be the heat sink, so i would get a quiter, better heatsink. But thats good to know that dell uses good quality heat sinks. Possably it might be another source.

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