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#1 offcmgr

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 09:54 AM

Hello everyone. I need to replace a cpu fan. Ihave a hp pavillion pc w/intel core 2 duo processor E6300. Is there an alternative to the$60 fan that HP wants to sell me? I'm a relative newbie but my husband says this fan replacement is something I should try. Any info, help, suggestions would be appreciated.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 10:22 AM

You need to remove the old fan and see what the size/connector/specs you are dealing with. If it is a stock round/frameless Intel heatsink fan then I really don't know where to get a replacement. If you have some different CPU fan (normal square framed) then you need to know the size/diameter (usually 80-90mm on stock units), width (25 or 38mm), RPM range, and the number of pins on the connector. Once you have that it's easy. Newegg, SVC among others have fans galore.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 10:25 AM

Do not know your location, but.....
If you have a local PC shop, do`t mean BestBuy or Wal-Mart etc. A replacement fan (only) can be easily purchased. Under $10.00 and probably less.
If you can find the size of the fan, CPU fans are usually around 80 to 92mm, you can order one online from a reputable store. But for as inexpensive part as this you would probably pay as much in shipping as the cost of the part.

It sounds like HP wants to sell you the heat sink and fan. By the sounds of it, that is totally unnecessary.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 01:28 PM

Thank you for your response. I guess I get to dig into my case.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 01:37 PM

Do`t let it intimidate you.

Once you see inside I think you may be surprised.

Fan replacement should be pretty straight forward. Most are held on with 4 screws. There will also be, probably 3, maybe 2 but doubtful, wires leading from the fan to a 2 or 3 pin plug on the motherboard. Remove the screws, unplug the connector noting how it is plugged in. It will probably fit if turned 180 degrees but will not work.

Reverse the procedure to replace it with the new fan.

Let us know how it works out.

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Posted 27 August 2009 - 03:31 PM

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