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Dell Heatsink In Xfx Motherboard


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#1 Sterling14

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Posted 09 October 2007 - 03:38 PM

Here are pictures of the Heatsink from a Dell socket lga 775 motherboard with a pentium 4 3.0ghz (which is what I'll be using).

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When my friend handed me the processor I asked him what about the heatsink. He then told me it only fits in Dell cases.... I looked at it and it truly won't fit in a different motherboard orthidoxically (if thats a word). Well i was thinking maybe there is someway to get it to fit. I'm really out of money, and I can't go to radioshack and just shell out 30-40$ for a new heatsink. My parts are estimated to be delivered Thursday and I'm so excited, I think I'll die if I have to wait more time.

I know this isn't the greatest idea, but what if I used mass amounts of electrical tape, and tape it down to the board? I remember assembling my friends computer and the heatsink locked down into four holes. Maybe I could put some supports in there and tape them around the heatsink so it doesn't crush the processor. I know this probably isn't a good idea. I'm willing to even lay my computer on its side for a while if that will let it work. The main thing I'm really concerned about is too much weight on the processor. this heatsink must weigh about 3 pounds. I also have a much smaller copper one, for my socket 478 computer if maybe that would be a better idea? Thanks for reading this!
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Posted 09 October 2007 - 04:19 PM

Massive amount of tape = very bad idea. I know you're anxious but do you want to risk trashing the CPU?
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Posted 09 October 2007 - 05:10 PM

Ok, well maybe I can go to radio shack and pick one up. I think it was only like 30$, and it looked pretty nice.

My friend is also letting me use some of his arctic silver 5. I know, use a very thin layer. I was planning on trying overclocking eventually (was reading up about it for quite a while today), anyways and a nice heatsink will help more.
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Posted 09 October 2007 - 06:26 PM

Why use electrical tape when duct tape is much more sticky! :thumbsup: (just kidding!)

The cooler must be attached solidly to the processor for good heat transfer - tape just won't do the job for that. If the cooler doesn't fit, then you don't have much choice except to get a cooler that will fit. You might get a better deal here: http://computers.pricegrabber.com/cooling-...u/sortby=priceA
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