Thanks again 9V.
Here's what is says:
Intel Core 2 Duo E7400
Package: Socket 775 LGA
Last edited by Dream Merchant; 9th May 2010 at 10:43 PM.
Bro, you need to look for a Socket 775 cooler. The cooler i posted earlier will work just fine on yours, i did quite a bit of research before deciding on that, it was the most cost effective at that point of time. But the shop did tell me they were not bringing in anymore. So u gota try your luck. Other shops were selling it at abt $90 where else the one i got it from was abt $40+... $48 if i'm not wrong.
The gladiator look like something I may not know how to install, not that I don't appreciate the suggestion.
Smile, I just go SLS and ask for a socket 775 cooler can? If I ask for a good quality one with better RPM, how much would I be looking at?
Just ask if they are selling the stock 775 HSF. In Malaysia some shops do sell it for IIRC MYR20, not sure in SG.
I just Googled stock 775 HSF and this sounds intimidating:
The stock intel HSF can be very hard to install, just read customer reviews for any retail 775 cpu, especially if it's your first time.
What's your take? I don;'t want to stab or kill my CPU leh ...
Its not difficult this is what u should do.
1 - Get a replacement
2 - Remove the old heatsink by turning the 4 pins and then removing it (Might take a bit of force)
3 - Clean off all remaining paste on the cpu ( I used nail polish remover and cotton wool)
4 - Clean the new heatsink with the nail polish remover
5 - apply new thermal paste (just a drop in the middle will be sufficient)
6 - install the new cooler (small ones are usually push pin)
To install the a push pin cooler, basically u just line it up with the holes, press the sides down in like a cross direction. U will hear a clip sound once it is in.
Thermal Paste is important...!!! Too much and it doesn't get heat transfered. Less is more...
Cleaning off the old Paste is even more important...
Its really simple... Don't worry about it.
Last edited by smile_gerard; 9th May 2010 at 11:03 PM.
Step 4 - Clean the new heatsink with the nail polish remover. You mean just give the fins a wipe, or do exactly what?
Anyways, going by this pictorial guide, it appears to be quite straightforward leh ...
Just to clarify, I found that as a link on the article which said that the 775 cooler can be very hard to install.
Last edited by Dream Merchant; 9th May 2010 at 11:10 PM.
As long as your getting a push pin cooler, its very simple. For mine cuz its a very big cooler, i went to get a backplate for it which involves removing the whole mother board just to fit the cooler. There is a push pin method but i'm afraid one day it just falls off haha.
For a small size cooler, push pins are really convenient, u won't go wrong. Just remember to clean off all the old thermal paste and when u apply new paste, don't over do it.
OK, will do.
Thanks a million!
I owe you kopi man!
Kopi sounds good... If u have any problems or questions just let me know. Cuz the other thing that i like other then cameras is fiddling with computer stuff haha.