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#1 trainer562

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 06:45 PM

Hello I'm new to these forums and I don't really know very much about computers so please bare with me. I have a micro velocity edge 2250 desktop computer from about 3 years ago. The cpu fan makes a lot of noise and just started to randomly start and stop. The cpu fan that is currently in the computer is an ASUS which isn't made anymore.

I measured the fan and it's 60 mm and the heatsink is 80 mm. Can I just replace the fan and if so what size or brand should I get? How easy is it to actually take off the old one and put on the new one?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 06:56 PM

This is a 60 mm fan that may work. Its usually pretty easy, just remove the 4 screws holding it onto the heatsink and rescrew the other one in. Another option would be to replace the whole heatsink/fan assemply-which usually isnt a hard or expensive process either. That I believe is a LGA 775 socket so a heatsink such as this will work great.

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Posted 20 April 2011 - 08:21 PM

You need to know 3 things about the fan you are replacing: Diameter (60mm), height/thickness, and the connector (2 pin, 3pin, 4pin). If you have a cooler shaped like a stock Intel unit (round fan/no shroud around it) then I don't really know where you can get a fan individually for it.

Mounting depends upon the individual setup, there are a few. Some fans are screwed to the metal heatsink at the corners, some are held with metal clips, some plastic clips. You will have to determine that yourself.

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Posted 21 April 2011 - 12:02 AM

Two other things that would be nice to know if you are going to replace the fan only.

1) The CFM = Cubic Feet per Minute of air moved. Not all fans of the same size are created equally. Going to a fan that moves less air may cause heat issues.

2) If you are concerned about noise then you will want to pay attention to the Db rating = decibel or noise created by the fan when running at 100%.




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