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By striderx240
Feb 5, 2008
  1. I was looking at my old computer and I saw my fan unscrewed and connected to the mobo with the wires. How am I suppose to connect the fan to the heatsink. There is no screws or anything to hold it down. Could I just use tape or something?
     
  2. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    No

    Either the fan has clips to hold onto the Heatsink

    Or it has 4 holes in each corner that you require screws to go through and into the HeatSink fanned element.

    Or your fan and heatsink don't match!

    Can you post a pic of it maybe (you will need to attach it) and the smaller the pic, the better (ie use your mobile phone camera) or edit crop it so it's not so big.
     
  3. striderx240

    striderx240 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Oh, I don't have a camera on me right now. I'm looking at the heatsink and I see 4 dents on each corner, it looks like there was screws in it. Do I just need long screws so it can just fix the fan to the heatsink?
     
  4. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Indents. Hang on thinking...

    I'm pretty sure that this mounting method used, two brackets that hung over two sides of the fan and then clipped into the underneath of the Heatsink element

    [-----]

    Yes I'm sure of it!
     
  5. striderx240

    striderx240 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    no, it can't be that...i have another computer that has that method and it doesn't look the same.
     
  6. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Hang on I'm posting a pic, but can't find my dam phone cable !!!

    Just wait a few mins ~15mins
     
  7. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Size limit of 100K is ver hard you know !!
     

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  8. striderx240

    striderx240 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    Can't I just get another heatsink and replace it?
     
  9. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Good idea :)

    I have 3 lying around, but I can't attach them !

    Any computer shop will sell you one, you may need your CPU type (Intel or AMD)

    Also you will need a thin layer of thermal paste between the heat sink and the CPU

    Just buy this too !
     
  10. striderx240

    striderx240 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    nope doesnt look like that
     
  11. kimsland

    kimsland Ex-TechSpotter Posts: 14,524

    Oh I see you posted before I posted, or something like that

    As I said on my post above, maybe just buy it. Actually you could take your heat sink with you, into a computer tech shop.

    So that was a waste of time me uploading, oh well.
     
  12. striderx240

    striderx240 TS Rookie Topic Starter

    oh hahaha well thanks for the help anyway
     
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