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Replacing Heatsink/fan on Processor

Question: Replacing Heatsink/fan on Processor

Hello, my friend has just gotten a new fan/heatsink for his P4 processor (Socket LGA 775) and i offered to install it for him, i have done this before and am familliar with the process, but i have not "replaced" an already existing fan/heatsink so i wasn't sure what to do about the leftover heatspreading substance on the processor. should i carefully clean it, and with what, or should i just put the other one on there, notting that the new one has it's own fresh layer of the stuff. thanks for your help.Doomsayer

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Answer: Replacing Heatsink/fan on Processor

Use a razorblade or other fine edged instrument to carefully remove most of the old thermal pad/compound. Then, soak a paper towl or cloth with some rubbing alcohol and carefully wipe the remaining compound off.

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Dealing with an slim Dell Dimension 5150c..

Beside main heatsink there another smaller heatsink...which is extremely hot to the
touch...what is this?
 

Answer:Small Heatsink beside main Processor heatsink??

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Question: Replacing Heatsink

I am going to replace my heatsink for my P4 478 pin. Can someone tell me how to go about doing this?
 

Answer:Replacing Heatsink

First question, why are you replacing it? Are you seeing problems with the processor overheating? Replacing it is no problem, but if you do not do it right the first time, you end up hosing up the machine by causing overheating.
 

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Question: Replacing Heatsink

Hey...i am trying to replace my Heatsink fan attached to my motherboard on my PC. The fan in there now is the wrong one (its just a fan no heatsink attached) i am trying to find the right heatsink for my board and i am having a real problem. I went the the manufacturers site looking for the board so i can find out which heatsink i need http://www.ecsusa.com/ECSWebSite/Products/ProductList.aspx?CategoryID=1&MenuID=7&LanID=9
The site asks for a socket number and i have no clue which socket my machine has, all i want to do is put the right heatsink in the machine, can somebody help me?

My Board is a ECS M789CFLU 1.0
Bus clock 3331 mhz


Processor
AMD 800 Mhz IDT Samuel 2
128 Kilobyte primary memory cache
64 Kilobyte secondary memory cache

Bios
American Megatrend Inc Version 07.00T 4-2-01
 

Answer:Replacing Heatsink

According to this the AMD is a 370 Socket:

http://www.cpushack.net/VIA.html#3

Here is a 370 Heatsink:

http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?In...Fans-_-SocketA/370Fans-_-SOLUTION_PLUS_CPU-DT

Ha Ha, Chala answered his own thread thanks anyways guys.
 

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Hello to all.... ok i got a laptop which is a Sony VAIO VGN-N250E after a year its fan stopped working so i tried to see what went wrong and took my laptop to a Fry's Store there they said it would cost around ~$280 for checking what causes???, replacing and installing a new fan... so i decided to do myself so i ordered a new fan which unfortunately comes with a heatsink which idk??? so i started opening my laptop got each and every screws out but still i can't open it...????? got any idea how to do so??? as i am stuck with it??? Help would be appreciated....

Answer:Replacing Heatsink???

Do you have the documentation of your motherboard? If not then look up the manufacturer of your motherboard and print out the documentation. That documentation should tell you how to take that apart. You will also need to purchase some thermal paste to put on the new heatsink if the new processcor does not come with it.

Ace

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Over the last 3 months or so something has been getting loader in my PC.Turns out its the fan on my GeForce 3 Ti 200. Also seems to be stalling on startup.I'm going to swap with a fan less GF2 tomorrow to check that it is this fan.However is replacing one of these fans as easy as replacing a Processor Heatsink & fan?I've seen click here and it looks like it'll do the job?Anyone any experience of swapping this type of fan??

Answer:Replacing a GeForce 3 Heatsink and Fan

I had a GF3 Ti 200 made by Laedtec (winfast)I also had to replace the fan assembly, it is fairly straight forward.They are mounted by 2 or 3 plastic retainer clips.Unclip one and replace it with the other BE SURE TO USE THERMAL PASTE between GPU and fan assembly.If you have done a CUP sink and fan you will find this easy.Make sure that the new sink and fan is compatable with a GF 3

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I just got a Athlon 850 mhz Slot A for my computer off ebay (keeping fingers crossed on it). Just as I was about to install it I noticed the some on the fins in the heatsink were bent and brackets that held the fans on were broken. I guessing the guy tried to remove the heatsink and fans before he hocked it.

First off do you think it's safe to use the bent heatsink or should I swap it out with the old one? I'm a little squeamish on maybe damaging the processor so I'd like to avoid doing it.

Second, "IF" I can get away with the above how had is it to change out the fans? I"m afraid I'll end up breaking the brackets taking the fans off my old CPU.
 

Answer:replacing CPU fans/heatsink

Hi,

The heatsink being damaged will not affect the way it works, or at least not enough to make a difference. However, the bracket not being correct can make a big difference. My concern is that maybe he put enough pressure on the heatsink trying to remove it that he may hava damaged the CPU itself. Those heatsink fins don't bend that easily on most of them. If it doesn't post, then I would replace the heatsink and fan and try that.
 

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Hello Everyone,

I really don't know much about computers but I do know smoke probably isn't good. Here is my problem. My computer was broken and a friend told me to replace one thing. The CPU heatsink. I didn't really know how to place in a new one but I figured I could do it. It was pretty fun but I ran into trouble. I bought this things...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835114055

I took off the old one and put some new glue on the CPU because I touched it and it was gouwy.The holes didn't really match up so I made my own. Then it still didn't hold so well so I put on some tape on the sides. When it was finished I put the side of the case back on and tried turning it on. It turned on and was good but I smelled burning and something sounds like it was flying around the inside hitting the sides for a little bit. Then it went away. I keep the computer on and there was a little black smoke coming out the back and sides. I thought if I could turn up the cpu fan it would speed up but I didn't really know how to do it. I went into the blue screen thing and turned the cpu up from like 3000mhz to 4500mhz... after that the plug started sparking and power went out in like the whole house! There was a lot of smoke so i ran outside for the garden hose and started spraying the computer through the vents. Everything cleared out and I tryed turning on the computer again but it would not start. Please help! Thank You Everyone!

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Answer:Big trouble after replacing CPU heatsink/fan

sillygirl85 said:



I took off the old one and put some new glue on the CPU because I touched it and it was gouwy.The holes didn't really match up so I made my own. Then it still didn't hold so well so I put on some tape on the sides. ...and turned the cpu up from like 3000mhz to 4500mhz... after that the plug started sparking and power went out in like the whole house! There was a lot of smoke so i ran outside for the garden hose and started spraying the computer through the vents.Click to expand...

There was a good support audio on this once
Package up the computer and take it back to the retail store and something else

Anyway more of these to break the monotony here

 

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I have been cleaning a friends PC and removed the fan and heatsink to clean the heatsink.The heatsink has a square of silver foil attached to it and the processor has a small black rectangular piece attached to it. There appeared to be some black paste over the lot. Should I apply heat paste to the heatsink over the silver foil and reapply or should I take off both the foil on the heatsink and the rectangular square on the proceesor and then apply the heat paste? Advice appreciated.

Answer:Replacing heatsink on Pentium 4 478

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Hello,

I was using a stock heatsink in my computer before, and was receiving strange readings of a CPU at 113 degrees Celsius, so I opened it up, installed a better heatsink, and still got the same results. I learned that Speccy is just defaulting to that temperature because it can't read it.

So I decided to keep the heatsink anyway, seeing as it could do nothing but help my computer, but ever since, I've gotten sporadic blue screens. I've only encountered it doing them twice, but I know of two other accounts where it happened while I was away from my computer. Both times I witnessed it, it happened once, rebooted, and then again a few minutes later. After the second BSOD, it would work perfectly fine for a while.

I don't think it's a heating issue as it happened either while gaming, or while idle on the desktop. I'm thinking it may be something with the voltage, seeing as how this is a much bigger heatsink than my previous one. I've gone ahead and attached the logs to this thread, hopefully someone can make heads or tails of it, and give me a confirmation as to what the problem is, as I'd like to avoid opening it in case of further possible damaging.

Thank you.

Answer:BSOD after replacing heatsink

Have you applied thermal paste before re-seating the heatsink?

The latest crash dump included in the zip is of January, so it should not reflect the present issue.

Report us the situation after re-applying the thermal paste.

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I recently bought a Dell Dimension 3100 PC & was wondering if a replacement heatsink fan would be quieter. It is very quiet already, but I was wondering if it could be even more quiter.I have read that some fans could only be heard if you put your ear to the casing. Could that be done to my Dell?

Answer:Replacing Dell heatsink fan

This is the website for you if you are looking to silence your pc.........click hereAlong with the heatsink/fan on the cpu you will probably need to consider changing the psu too and any case fans.As your pc is a Dell you will need to check if it uses a standard ATX power supply or not. Dell sometimes use custom built components that are not directly interchangeable with standard parts.

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Need some help here please with my Gateway solo 5300. My heatsink stopped working. Replaced it and put in a new keyboard with little difficulty. I had to separate the CPU from the old heatsink but that was fairly easy to do. I made sure the CPU was seated back into slot and connected the new heatsink. The laptop now will not boot up. It powers up with the green power button coming on and the CD drive spins but nothing else. I hear no hard drive activity and the green light indicating HD acitivity does nothing. Just a black screen. I hooked it up to an external monitor and still nothing. I reinstalled the old heatsink and keyboard but still nothing. Please help. Thanks.
 

Answer:laptop not booting after replacing heatsink

You obviously disconnected and/or damaged something else in the process. It's pretty difficult to trouble-shoot this one from a distance. There's no way to know what got changed in the repair process.

I'm sure that the reason you're not getting responses on this is that most folks that looked at it came to the same conclusion.
 

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Hello.

I have a custom built PC with an AMD 8350 eight core processor and a Radeon HD7870 GPU.
Recently when playing games it decided it would crash about 2-3mins into the game (tried 3 games). It would go to a coulured screen with vertical lines.
I therefore re-did the heatsink on the hraphics card. This did not help, computer loaded and worked fine but same issue with games.
I therefore decided to redo the heatsink on the processor. Now the PC wont boot. It beeps once and goes to the AMD screen but with all these jaggedy colourful pixels everywhere. It kind of goes to the windows loading screen but with the pixels everywhere and then it goes to the black screen.

I presume I have messed up somehow when fiddling about with the processor.
Any help would be greatly appreciated. I have taken a photo which I will try and attach, using my phone to type this.

Thanks,
Chris
 

Answer:Unable to Boot PC after replacing heatsink on CPU

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OK, so i bot a heatsink off of ebay for my brothers computer ( this is an e-Machines t2460 with a GeForce 5200 Ultra and an SB! Live soundcard, as far as i know the computer has an FIC AM37 motherboard and a AMD 2400+ Athlon XP processor, and it has 768MBs of RAM) and when i put it on (after having a hard time clamping the heatsink down and moving around some capacitors and hit the motherboard with the screw driver a few times, checked to make sure there were no scratches or scuffs on the motherboard and found none), computer wouldnt send a signal to the monitor, and beeped for 3 seconds. replaced vid card, worked for about 10 minutes, died again. put back in old vid card, worked for another 10 minutes, died again. entered continuous reboot loop, and i decided to replace the vid card to the test card again. 3 second beeps, more swapping vid cards, then considered maybe it was cause the fan i put on the new heatesink didnt have the 3 pin connector, and the motherboard thot there was no heatsink/fan. plugged in the old fan and set it aside while new heatsink/fan did their job, booted up, worked for a few minutes, and died again. while old fan w/3 pin connector was connected, rebooted, 3 second beeps. figured maybe i unseated/messed up the seating of the processor during my struggle to clamp down the heatsink, so i took it off and reseated it, and still got 3 second beeps. unplugged old fan, figured maybe it was a memory problem, so i tested each stick individually, 3 second bee... Read more

Answer:Comp died replacing heatsink...

Good Evening viceless, what was the original reason you started playing with this machine?

Usually one slip with a screwdriver is fatal on many boards.

With AMD processors there is not much leeway if the thing overheats excessively, it sounds like it currently is operating so be extremely careful.
It is rather important to fit the correct heat sink and fan, some odd heatsinks may ride on the electrolytic capacitors which is fatal.

So going back to basics, is the fan and heatsink the correct one for that processor?

Did you follow proper antistatic commonsense when operating on this machine and only work inside the case with the power removed?

Did you use the correct procedure ensuring the proper heat transfer compound was used appropriately?

Remember you are playing with hundreds of millions of electronic components and it only takes one to be affected to kill everything.
There is no room for "whoops"!

In that it is going into boot cycles it is obvious a major problem exists, this could be processor overheat, memory problems, or some difference with the operating system on the drive and its system.
Was this operating system loaded in this machine with these components and board?

Try booting into safe-mode, tap F8 as the boot passes the BIOS screen.
If it will operate in Safe-mode is a start.

You need to apply absolute proper principles, otherwise it will get expensive.

qldit.
 

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I'm attempting to replace the CPU heatsink/fan in my Studio XPS 8100 desktop, using a Dell model 0TJ5T2 (http://i.imgur.com/NMu2wYk.jpg is my actual unit).  The Amazon seller I ordered it from listed it as compatible with XPS 8100 (www.amazon.com/.../B008B9MUJ6;redirect=true&ref_=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00), but I'm having an extremely difficult time installing the new fan.  The screws on the fan line up with the holes on the motherboard; but when I push down firmly on one of their heads/springs, the screw doesn't go deep enough to actually catch on anything (and the pressure usually ends up causing the heatsink to slide away from the CPU).  Is there something I'm doing wrong, or is this model fan not actually compatible with the 8100?

Answer:Issues replacing CPU heatsink/fan in Studio XPS 8100

There is a threaded X on the bottom of the motherboard that the heatsink screws into.
If its not the same threads then its not going in.

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Need some help please with my Gateway solo 5300 laptop. My heatsink stopped working. Replaced it and put in a new keyboard with little difficulty. I had to separate the CPU from the old heatsink but that was fairly easy to do. I made sure the CPU was seated back into slot and connected the new heatsink. The laptop now will not boot up. It powers up with the green power button coming on and the CD drive spins but nothing else. I hear no hard drive activity and the green light indicating HD acitivity does nothing. Just a black screen. I hooked it up to an external monitor and still nothing. I reinstalled the old heatsink and keyboard but still nothing. I've tried starting it without the cd drive and ram. Please help. Thanks
 

Answer:Laptop not booting after replacing heatsink/keyboard

Please don't post duplicates. If you want to move your original thread up, just reply to it with a "bump" message.

Continue here: http://forums.techguy.org/hardware/443841-laptop-not-booting-after-replacing-heatsink.html
 

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Hello,

I am replacing the original heatsink and fan on my AMD X2 64 3800+ processor.

I purchased a Thermaltake TR2-R1 which I plan on replacing it with.
http://www.thermaltake.com/product/Cooler/Retail/a4022/a4022.asp

I also purchased some Antec Thermal grease.

I have surfed the web for answers but still a little unsure on it all. I know you guys are smart here and can help me out:

1. How should I scrape the previous grease off?
- Razorblade , Credit Card, or something else?
2. My new heatsink has a white square on the bottom. - Pre-greased
- Looks like I got some dust on it though - should I clean it and apply new grease?

3. Spreading the grease?
- Plastic Bag, Toothpick, or something else?
Thanks in advance.

Jason
 

Answer:Solved: Replacing original Heatsink & Fan - Guidance

I use some spirit and a soft cloth to remove the old paste, but be very careful - the surfaces must not be scratched or damaged in any way.
I would remove the new square of paste also if you think it is contaminated.
To spread the new grease use a credit card and make sure the covering is all over, with no gaps, but very thinly spread.
 

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Question: Processor Heatsink

When ordering a heatsink w/ fan, do they usually come with a thermal pad? I'm kind of confused about whether I need a thermal pad or thermal grease. I'm intending on keeping this setup for a long time so whichever lasts longer I guess?

Answer:Processor Heatsink

well... thermal grease is better. The best out there right now is artic silver. what it does, is it distrubtes the heat so its cools it off better. But as for it lasting along time.. it is reccomended that you change it every 2 or 3 months. So thats what you need to do in order to have proper cooling.

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I need some new Gell stuff to put inbetween my processor and mu heatsink... i forget the name of it right now just won't pop into my head. anywayz what is that best kind of stuff for this job. or is it all basically the same thing?
 

Answer:Processor and Heatsink

Arctic Silver seems to be the staple for thermal paste.
 

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i have seen boards before where the processor was stuck to it. but i have never seen a cpu stuck to the bottom of a hs! is it supposed to be like that?
its a gigabyte GA-5SMM and a cyrix cpu, not sure what speed, that's what i'd like to know! the fan is a foxconn, if that helps...
 

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Hi guys,

Can someone please show me a website where they have step by step information (with pictures) on installing an AMD 64 processor as well as the heatsink/fan? I'm doing this for my brother's computer when it ships this afternoon from Newegg. Any help is extremely appreciated! Thanks in advance!

Answer:Installing AMD 64 Processor and Heatsink(Fan)

If you got a retail processor and mobo, then it should come with instructions...my retail P4 and Asus mobo did.

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I just purchased an ATHLON 64 3500+. My question is with the heatsink that it came with. On the contact surface there is a grey square which im assuming is the thermal material. Do I need to scrape this stuff off and use something like arctic? Can I just put some on without removing the original pad? Or does this stuff just work well by itself?
 

Answer:Processor and heatsink question

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OK so I'm not sure if this is the right place to put this if not I hope the mods can move it to a new place where it belongs. I'm working on my dads computer I need to clean out the fan and heat sink. Thats nothing new for me I've done it a million times. I was told though that you should put silica gel on the face of the processor where the heat sink and processor touch. I've never done that before so my question is what is a good type of silica gel to use. What will last (not dry up after a short time) and act as the best coolent for the processor? Also how much do you need to put on?
 

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im really trying to debate on which cpu i should get. the choices im going back and forth in-between are:

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16819103484

and

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=1700143&CatId=1950

They both seem really great, and idk which one i would rather buy, im not thinking about the money, its only 20$ difference, but i want to know what will be better in the long run. I have a asus k8v-se motherboard and its a 754 socket like both of those processors. currently i have the amd 2800+, I also need help choosing a decent heatsink. thanks -Nick
 

Answer:NEED help choosing a CPU/processor. and heatsink

I would go with the 3400+ just for the larger L2 memory cache. Are you planning on overclocking? If not, then the fan/heatsink combo that comes with the processor will be sufficient.
 

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About to purchase the above two, an AMD XP2400 and a new heatsink/fan supporting this (a very modern quiet one too!!)my only problem is heatsink paste...does this come applied to new heatsinks or on the top of the processor? if not, how do i apply this and where do i apply it as i have never had to fit the paste before...i took it for granted that it would be already applied....

Answer:New Processor/Heatsink - fitting....

Hi Phil930. This article from AMD should tell you all you need to know about fitting a new heatsink to an Athlon- click here. Some heatsinks are supplied with paste applied, some have a different conductive material applied, and some have none. Which type you have will be immediately obvious. Those with paste will usually have a plastic cap protecting the paste, those with a thermally conductive plastic will probably have a tape to be peeled off. If your heatsink has a bare metal surface you should apply a very thin smear of good quality thermal compound. Remember that the compound is quite a poor conductor of heat, but it is a lot better than the air that it is displacing. For the best performance, use a silver loaded compound such as this one from Ebuyer click here

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About to purchase the above two, an AMD XP2400 and a new heatsink/fan supporting this (a very modern quiet one too!!)my only problem is heatsink paste...does this come applied to new heatsinks or on the top of the processor? if not, how do i apply this and where do i apply it as i have never had to fit the paste before...i took it for granted that it would be already applied....

Answer:New Processor/Heatsink - fitting....

As a rule it comes with the HSF, if it is a TIM it will be a square pad on the bottom of the heatsink, just peel the plastic off and fit the sink, if it is paste make sure you place a thin film ON THE CORE of the processor only, dont get hooked up on fancy greece like Arctic Silver III etc, the price doesnt warrant the 1 or 2C drop you might get.

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Hi everybody :
What size is the Heatsink / Fan for an LGA1155 socket ? I've tried search, but can't find that answer. The reason I ask, is that I looked at Newegg, but they don't list the size for this item. And some sites sell the processor without the Heatsink / Fan. NOTE : It DOES make for easier installation WITH the Heatsink / Fan included.
garystan
 

Answer:Intel Processor Heatsink / Fan

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I'm considering buying an FX-60 processor on ebay that comes w/a separate heatpipe fan. The only processors I've ever installed always already had the fan attached to the processor, so it was all of a piece.

How does one attach such a device? Is it a pain?

Here's a link:

http://cgi.ebay.com/NEW-AMD-Athlon-...ryZ80140QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem

Thanks,
Harold
 

Answer:Attaching Heatsink to Processor?

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I have a processor overheating problem. So,to ensure good heat sink contact with the processor, I removed both and cleaned off old paste residue. However I could not avoid damaging a brown square of unknown material that was stuck on to the aluminium heatsink. I assume this may be there to prevent metal to metal corrosion between the aluminium and the copper of the AMD processor. If so, any ideas of where to get more or would a renewed thermal paste do just as well? Back to basic chemistry/physics!

Answer:Possible corrosion - heatsink to processor

I've never seen what you describe. Hopefully some of the others can advise. Sounds a bit strange though.

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is there any possible damage to either the CPU or the ZIF socket if you remove a heatsink and the CPU comes up with heatsink while the lock arm is still in its lock position?

reason for asking, this happened to me just 2 days ago while i was changing my CPU from a Athlon 64 3500+ to a 4000+
although today my PC is up and running fine (at least i hope i've done no type of damage to it) with the new CPU installed.

by the way, i've thoroughly looked at the 3500+ and all of its pins are intact and no physical damage can be seen so hopefully its still good to use again.
 

Answer:Processor comes up with the heatsink, possible damage?

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AMD do a some very charming videos on how to install your CPU.

From CPU installation to choices like "Thermal Pad or Paste?"

Here is the link:

AMD CPU and Heatsink Installation Videos

Answer:Processor and Heatsink Installation Videos

that was cool, some good info. he said not to use thermal paste and a pad instead for long time use...what gives?

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Hello, I broken off a blade from the fan. Because I'd like to keep my T440p (3 years old) for 5 more years, I want to change the fan. I've seen many heatsink/fan models on eBay (original and aftermarket), and I wonder, if these are suitable for all T440p models? Or does the processor speed matter? I'd be grateful for your help. Thanks.

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Hi..I was wondering this..I just have a heatsink on it but the heatsink gets really hot and releases a weird smell..is a heatsink enough to cool it or do I need a fan + heatsink ?? any info is appreciated
 

Answer:Heatsink alone enough to cool off an AMD 1800+ processor ??

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I hear everyone saying that the stock fan that comes with the Intel i7 quad core processor is trash. I am looking for suggestions on which one to possibly upgrade to. I would like to slightly increase performance from 2.8GHz to around 3.2GHz. Nothing major but i would much rather be safe then have a melted CPU and short-circuited motherboard.
 

Answer:i7 processor stock heatsink inadequate?

This Cooler Master has received some rave reviews; http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...103065&cm_re=Hyper_212-_-35-103-065-_-Product

Unfortunately Newegg has persisted in jacking up the price since that occurred.

Microcenter has this at a walk-in price of about 30 dollars, if you're fortunate enough to live near one.

I actually bought one of these from them, but never hung it, as my i3-530 runs so cool at stock speed, there doesn't seem to be much point. Keep in mind the 530 is only 73 watts TDP max (idles @ about 26 watts), your CPU is a bunch more. (130 Watts TDP).
 

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Hi Folks, I have just bought a 733MHz slot 1 P3 processor on ebay but it doesn't have a heatsink and fan. Does anyone know how to take the heatsink and fan off my existing slot 1 processor so I can put it on the new one. I don't want to force it in case I break something and it doesn't appear obvious to me how to do it. Thanks for any help.

Answer:How to replace heatsink on slot 1 P3 processor

I've never tried it, but I found this here click here1. Remove the OEM heatsink on the processor. You may have to cut off the plastic pins which are holding the OEM heatsink. 2. Use a hairdryer to blow warm air to the heatsink so to soften the compound under the heatsink. You then can easily twist to separate the sink off the processor. 3. Clean up the compound left on the processor, using any common solvent. (Rubbing alcohol, isopropyl alcohol, should be just fine).

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Hi All,
My question is about thermal compound and processors.
I built my system in March of 2006. Here are the specs:

2.0 GHz Athlon 64 Venice
Asus A8N nForce Ultra
1 GB DDR2 (Corsair)
80 GB Western Digital Caviar
eVGA 6600GT
NEC 16X DVD-R

System runs fine, no problems, but lacks the speed to power through newer applications.
I bought my processor when it was new, but not at the top of the charts. I?d like to upgrade, but I don?t want to throw away a perfectly good processor.

I?m planning on giving it to a friend, but they want to use a different cooling system than the stock heatsink/fan currently attached. I used a bit of Arctic Silver 5 when I attached the heatsink, and I was careful not to use too much. Now, I?m worried about what will happen when it?s time to separate them.

How strong has the bond between the heatsink/processor become?
Can they be separated?
Is there a safe way to separate them?
Is there a solvent that can help the separation that won?t damage the processor?
If they can be separated, is there a good way to remove the remaining compound off the processor?
Are there special tools that I should use? Guessing that hammer/screwdriver is not the way to go.

Would appreciate any help or advice.
Thanks.
 

Answer:Separation Anxiety: Processor & Heatsink

The arctic silver bond is not very strong.

Remove the screws that fasten the clamps that hold the heatsink to the CPU.

Now, GENTLY twist the heatsink. It will come free from the CPU.

Now you need ArcticCLEAN part 1, thermal material remover and part 2, thermal surface purifier to clean and reuse both the heatsink and the CPU.

And some more Arctic silver or other thermal paste.

Arctic silver is very over-rated.
 

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I've been using the stock cooling for my 2.4 Ghz pentium 4 for a while now. Recently, I've clocked it to 2.96 Ghz and seem to have minor stability problems in Farcry (which is puzzling, because I can run Doom 3 for hours and it's fine).

Anyway, I tried removing the stock heatsink/fan combo to apply some thermal compound and.. I can't.. get it out. I've unfastened both sides, and the heatsink maybe lifts a few cm from the cpu, but I still can't get it out. It's like the plastic thing on top is keeping it from leaving.

This is very frustrating and I've applied a lot of force and still can't get it out. Is there a secret way to do this, or what? What am I doing wrong?

Thanks!
 

Answer:I can't remove the heatsink from my processor. And I'm not using compound.

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Hello I was just wondering if it was ok to remove the heatsink off the processor and to put it back on real quick? Reason asking is because I had to remove it aside cause there was a wire I had to get to that was under it. So I was wondering if it is ok to go ahead and just put it back on the processor and screw it back down. Im on the pc rite now. Just want to know if its safe or do I need to regrease it? CAuse the grease looked fine to me and I made sure nothing touched it on the processor or the heatsink. Thank you in advance.

Answer:Quick question about Processor Heatsink?

its fine as long as you dont do it while the pc is on obviously lol

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I had to remove the heatsink from my processor because it needed cleaned badly.

So after a good vaccum, air blast & wipe down its all clean & put back together.

But should I have added new thermal compound?

There was still some on there from when I received it from the factory, but it wasnt "fresh"

I dont have any thermal compound, but will get some if new is needed - I dont want to burn my processor out. (quad core)

Also, now the fan is making a slight noise since I removed & cleaned it (I was very careful) but if I push down on the top of the fan housing slightly it goes away. Any ideas on how to quite it for sure? It just comes & goes...

Answer:Removed heatsink from processor, do I need new thermal compound?

Do not run your system without replacing the thermal paste.
Make sure you clean off the old paste first and apply the new.

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As the title reads. The base that holds my heatsink and fan snug to my processor snapped. One of the tabs used to hold it down broke off. I assume it was due to my recent relocation and my pc being in the back of a moving truck. All I know is that it is an AMD Phenom Processor with an AVC Heatsink Fan combo. Right now it is being held to the base by duct tape and I added some Arctic Silver 5 to it. Don't judge me. And no, no crazy glue or plastic sealer worked. I tried. All I need is a replacement base if it is possible. If you don't know what I am talking about yet it is the black base in the following picture. The thing with the screws in it. If you can see where the metal arm comes out to grab it, thats where it broke.

http://commons.wikimedia.org/wiki/File:AMD_heatsink_and_fan.jpg

If you have any fix methods, or know what this "base" is called, or you know exactly where I can buy it. That would be just awesome. Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Processor Heatsink and Fan Base Snapped! HALP!

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Lent a buddy a board with a 1.4 athlon and 512mb crucial memory with the intentions of him buying it. He decides a couple of months later not to buy it. He did however in the process redo the thermal compound on the heatsink and chip. Upon removing the processor today I noticed that the thermal compound is not only on the processor (little square chip in the middle) but all over the place. Im wondering if he has toasted the processor by getting compound all over the place or if this isn't going to harm the processor in any way. Can anyone clarify this for me? It been so long since I have done this I can't remember if this is ok or if its really bad.

thanks in advance
 

Answer:processor/heatsink/thermal compound question

First off did he use any type of high quality silver thermal compound(i.e Arctic Silver 1,2,3,5.) These are electrically conductive and if they get on the bridges and resistors they can and most likely will short out the processor. If it's white thermal compound don't worry about it and just clean it off with some paper towels and rubbing alcohol. Let it dry before putting it back in. Alcohol evaporates very quickly so it shouldn't be too long. Remember a little bit of thermal compound goes a long way. It only has to be spread to the > .01" thickness.
 

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Building my first pc this weekend and i'm trying to idiot-proof the process.

Here's what I've got:

Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 Wolfdale 3.0GHz LGA 775 65W Dual-Core Processor Model BX80570E8400

ARCTIC COOLING Freezer 7 Pro 92mm CPU Cooler

THERMAL GREASE ZALMAN|ZM - STG1 RTL - Retail

specifications on newegg say that a heatsink and cooling fan are included with the cpu. I bought one anyway, because I believe it will be better than the intel. so are the factory heatsink/fan already on the cpu?

looking for tips on removal/ installation. i know the arctic cooling combo is kind of hard to install because they mount with a pushpin system. i bought the grease with the brush but not sure to what thickness i need to apply. i do know too much will insulate instead of conducting, but don't know specifically how to gauge it.

any help would be appreciated.
 

Answer:Solved: new intel processor heatsink question

The heatsink is usually not on the cpu. There is pre-applied thermal solution on the heatsink's base, and the CPU and heatsink are in their own compartments in the box.
Anyways. Install CPU to motherboard, preferably with the motherboard out of the case as you are new to the pushpin pain.
Apply the grease with the brush. Only make it as thin as possible layer that is (somewhat) consistent. Do not soak the brush too wet, plunge it in the bottle, then dry it a little by pressing against the inside of the neck. Make one-direction sweeps, it should only take one sweep to get enough on that area. If there's a slight dry line between sweeps, let it be.
Place the cooler on the CPU. Then, you will need to apply a lot of pressure on two diagonal pins, lock them in. Confirm by looking if the pins are fully through.

And of course, lock the two other pins left too.
 

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I'm upgrading my computer from a 1.5Ghz Pentium 4 to a 2.2 Ghz, but since I've never done this before, I have a couple of questions.

First, a question about the heatsink mechanism. I purchased a 2.2 Ghz processor via ebay and it came with a stock intel heatsink and fan. The retention mechanism on this thing looks different (and possibly incompatible with) than what is used with my current heatsink and fan, but since I've never done this before I could be wrong. My current heat sink and fan has two silver metal clips on either side that appear to keep it clamped down. The new heatsink has a plastic frame or cage around the heatsink, with four vertical 'legs' or 'prongs' that look like they need to be clipped into a base that is designed for them, but I'm not sure my motherboard currently has such a base.

Are there different retention mechanisms that are used for pentium 4? And if so, what is the solution to my problem - should I get a different heatsink that uses the metal clips that my current heat sink uses? Or do I need to change the retention mechanism on my motherboard? Or is the new heatsink probably compatible with my current setup? Can I use my old heatsink to cool my new processor, or is it likely not sufficent?

My motherboard is a D845HV (intel), and it uses an mPGA-478 socket. The processor I have is a 2.2 Ghz 478 intel pentium 4.

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Answer:Upgrading processor - question about heatsink and thermal grease

See, a NEW pentium 4 has to come with its own heatsink, and new grease. But there is no way for intel to know what clips you currently have. I would use you current heatsink and fan, as its already a proper fit to your motherboard. Also, by removing the old processor, you'll lose some of the grease under youre current heatsink, so you may want to carefully take off the new pad under the new metal heatsink and lay it between the old sink and new processor. It will be sufficient.

Also, i have a Dell Dimension. I had a 2.6 GHz with HT. I aquired a used 3.0GHz with HT of another PC. All I did wad remove the clips, undo the heatsink, unstick it from the 2.6, remove the 2.6 with brown lever on mounting device, added the 3.0, and put heatsink back on, with no other grease. Surely if you have a new kit, its even better for you!!
 

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Hi all,
I have just ordered an Intel Q9650 processor for my budget gaming rig and was wondering if the heatsink i have been using for my socket 775 pentium D 2.8 ghz will provide sufficient cooling.
Thanks
Satch.
 

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I was wondering if it was possible for me to upgrade the processor on my laptop. I currently have an i5 2.3GHZ I think. I wanted to upgrade this to 3.5GHZ or something. Is it possible or do i have to start saving for a brand new laptop?













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Answer:Replacing processor

Sorry @madcookie29 The CPU is soldered to the system board. Your manual here. http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c04823146 REO

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Hello, I would like to replace the standard processor: "AMD Dual-Core E1-6015 with graphics Radeon R2 Graphics (1,4 GHz, 1 MB cache)"1 of these processors:Accelerated Processor AMD Quad-Core A6-6310 graphics Radeon R4 Graphics (1,8 GHz to 2.4 GHz, 2 MB cache)Accelerated Processor AMD Quad-Core A8-7410 graphics Radeon R5 Graphics (2,2 GHz, 2.5 GHz, 2 MB cache)is it possible?Thanks in advance for your reply!

Answer:Replacing the processor

@gaisindanil? To better help you we would need the exact model number or product number of your laptop/desktop??? http://h20564.www2.hp.com/hpsc/doc/public/display?docId=emr_na-c00033108 REO

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I sincerely appreciate the help this forum has given me on the computer issues I've been having, I've gained so much in such a short period of time I wanted to thank you all for patiently answering my questions! This may be a stupid question but, shouldn't I be able to replace a bad processor (example: Pentium 4) with another processor (example: Pentium 4) from another motherboard without any problems?

Answer:Replacing a PROCESSOR?

The cpu you want to use as a replacement, has to be supported by the motherboard you intend to put it in.

By that, it simply means it has to work in that motherboard.

The easiest way to find out is by going to the MB manufacturer`s website and finding it`s particular processor upgarde list.

And no, simply replacing a P4 with another P4 does not mean it will work, unless you are replacing it with the exact same P4.

For example, replacing a 2.8 GHz 512 KB with a 2.8 GHz 1 MB chip may not work.

If you already have a replacement chip, you might as well slap it in and see if the pc will boot.

Also, and very important, the pin layout has to match up with the MB. Usually it will, but you have to compare the chips.

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I wish to replace the Processor and motherboard.
(a) Can I maintain the existing status of my C: drive (operating system & programs)
(b) Can I just replace the said components and THEN update the BIOS and the motherboard drivers.
(c) Any other option.
Please.

Answer:Replacing Processor & MB...

  
Quote: Originally Posted by Ramesh Rawat


I wish to replace the Processor and motherboard.
(a) Can I maintain the existing status of my C: drive (operating system & programs)
(b) Can I just replace the said components and THEN update the BIOS and the motherboard drivers.
(c) Any other option.
Please.


It is always better to do a fresh format when upgrading major components. That being said I know from experience that if you take another CPU and Mobo and pop it in an existing system windows will ( maybe not always , may depend on a lot of things) start up and once it does load the drivers for your new components if said components have drivers available. That being said I did this with Windows 7, and you may run into a problem with something like XP or Vista although I imagine Vista would be fine. I did not try to run anything that was already installed after I did this, this was simply to get the system running again and transfer the critical data off my hard drive. As for B , I don't see why not. Even if you had replaced every component in the system you would still have to update the bios and drivers after it was all together, just because your using an older Hard drive sound card etc should not affect those updates I wouldn't think unless you run into a compatibility issue with something.

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows XP Professional, Service Pack 3, 32 bit
Processor: AMD Athlon(tm) 64 X2 Dual Core Processor 3800+, x86 Family 15 Model 75 Stepping 2
Processor Count: 2
RAM: 3007 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6100 nForce 405, 256 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238464 MB, Free - 211627 MB;
Motherboard: EPoX COMPUTER CO., LTD, MCP61S DDR2: AGF6110-M Series
Antivirus: Trend Micro Antivirus+, Updated: Yes, On-Demand Scanner: Enabled

Can I use an AMD Athlon 64 X2 6000+ to replace an AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+.

If so, should I expect to experience any performance changes.
 

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I recently managed to screw up my processor (Xp 2700 socket A/462) when installing a new fan. I am going to buy a new one, so can someone give me help on how to install it without shorting or overheating it?

Thanks
 

Answer:replacing my AMD processor

Remove the heatsink/fan unit (HSF) from the old CPU. Find the lever on the side of the CPU socket and gently unlock it and raise it up thereby releasing the CPU from the socket. Remove the old CPU and then carefully insert the new CPUas per the following: There is a little triangle in one corner of the CPU that you line up with a triangle on the socket. The CPU should, literally, fall into place. It doesn't click in or need to be forced. If it doesn't just fall into place then you aren't lined up correctly. Do not force it at all. Once the CPU is in the socket you lower the little handle and lock it, and the CPU, back into place. Apply the appropriate thermal paste to the CPU as per the instructions you'll find at the Arctic Silver website and then reattach the HSF as per the instructions that came with it. Plug the fan into the three prong CPU Fan socket and you are good to go.
 

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I dont think that I could upgrade my processor (old laptop) but is there any other way I give my laptop more mhz?

Answer:Can I add mhz with out replacing the processor?

nope not really

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Good den! I Presario laptop 58-150sr. B820 processor, motherboard, 1858. I wanted to change the processor more powerful type i5 2540m. Tell me you can do it without changing the motherboard? If not, what motherboard to deliver in return?

Answer:Replacing the processor.

Hi,Except upgrading HDD to SSD or possible RAM upgrade upto 8gb max (two 4gb modules), no other upgrade possible unless you change the motherboard which is going to be a very costly affair.Manual: Page 21 http://h10032.www1.hp.com/ctg/Manual/c03308228RegardsVisruth

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Hello.I changed processor to i5-3210m from Celeron 1000m and when i turn on my laptop it works for a few second and shuts down. I upgrade BIOS from v4.x to v9.x. I downloaded installer from lenovo site. Application is for Win 8 x64 i have Win 10 x64. It is possible my motherboard can only run Intel Celeron 1000M? Any suggestions?

Answer:replacing processor in G580

It sounds like the CPU heatsink is not making good contact with the CPU.  Did you replace the thermal grease when you changed out the CPU?
 
Cheers.

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Hi. I have a Toshiba satellite L45 laptop using Win Vista 1 gb 1064 ram and I would like to replace the processor chip. Currently running a Genuine Intel dual Pentium RCPU T2080 1.73 GHZ. I would like to get a processor capable of gaming. Can you suggest a processor?
 

Answer:REplacing processor chip

The CPU is not the problem. The graphics chip in your laptop is holding it back and that's not upgradable.
Intel GMA X3100 review




If you're going to game even casually on your laptop, unfortunately, I don't think the X3100 can be settled for. While technically the hardware is there, it's not worth gambling on it, hoping that eventually Intel will magically make it suck less. There just aren't any guarantees.Click to expand...


 

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hey I was wondering if it is possible to replace a intel 2 core duo T7200 2.0 ghz to a intel 2 core duo T7600 2.33 ghz
 

Answer:replacing laptop processor

Depends on the laptop. Unless someone has the same one, we won't be able to tell. Read the manual or call the manufacturer.

You know this is a $650 processor? And I wouldn't expect a significant performance increase. Ouch!
 

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current specs:

AMD Athlon 1.4Ghz on XP
Asus motherboard
512MB DDR RAM
ATI Radeon 9800pro

I'm looking to install an AMD Athlon 3000XP with an ABIT KV7. I have absolutely no idea about what this will do to my system, but I know how to physically repalce the hardware. The question is, will I lose windows XP? My comp came with ME and I upgraded to XP so I only have the upgrade CD. Also, should I just replace the motherboard first, and then the processor, or both at the same time?

The real reason I am performing this upgrade is that I need a faster processor, and I heard that you need a new motherboard to repalce a processor.

Basically I am just looking for advice on what to do, Im sure you guys will be able to accomodate me!

Thanks in advance.
 

Answer:Help replacing motherboard and processor?

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I have an older HP pavilion with a Celeron 533 processor. Can I replace it with a Celeron 933 processor. I guess my question is will the 933 fit and are they interchangeable.

Thank you in advance for your assistance.
 

Answer:Replacing one Celeron Processor with Another

You'll need the exact Pavilion model number and post it. The only way to tell is to look at the HP web site and see what the motherboard specs say. Unless of course there is an HP'er that knows off hand lurking around here today.
 

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I have a Laptop: 1.6 GHz Toshiba Satellite model M45-S169. I play WoW on it, and to play it more smoothly, i need swap in a faster processor. I have read posts on other forums where people have done this quite sucessfully. However, to make it work, you need to install a processor of the same family/class as the one it came with.
Now, i have an Intel Celeron M 360 (1.6 Ghz). I was looking on google and found two 1.8 Ghz ones (also Intel Celeron M)(ending soon, might be gone by the time u try this link):
http://cgi.ebay.com/INTEL-CELERON-M...4QQihZ009QQcategoryZ86713QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
and, quite to my suprise, i found a 2.8 Ghz one (also Celeron M).
http://cgi.ebay.com/Intel-Celeron-M...6QQihZ002QQcategoryZ86713QQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
My Questions are:
1. Will the 1.8 Ghz one work if i swap it in? I dont know why it wouldn't considering it is the same make and model...
2. Will the 2.8 one work? Seems like a whole 1 Ghz jump would screw something up in my comp or something bad would happen. (just seems to good to be true.).
Any input, explanations and answers are greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance!
 

Answer:Replacing Laptop Processor

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I'm in the process of upgrading my desktop and I have some questions with my processor. I have a 2ghz AMD dual-core installed now and I'm looking to replace it for something much larger. I want a quad core with around 3ghz but I don't know what my mobo can handle. Here's a link to the HP site with the specs for it.http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00900941&tmp_track_link=ot_faqs/top_issues/en_us/c00900941/loc:2&lc=en&dlc=en&cc=us&lang=en&product=3384293#N969

Any help would be greatly appreciated!! =]
 

Answer:Replacing Processor in Desktop help

According to this link it doesn't list support for a quad core: http://h10025.www1.hp.com/ewfrf/wc/document?docname=c00906129&lc=en&cc=de&dlc=&product=3397528
 

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hello, one of the paraffin thermal pads (not the grease) that attaches to the heat pipe/sink has come off. i had the fan out to clean the fan grills yesterday and noticed it was loose. i tried to reseat it, but it doesn't seem to have worked. this is for the processor in the centre of the machine, not the cpu near the left hand side. does anyone know what that pad is and were to get replacement? i can find thermal tape, but not anyone who sells this pad. is is sold by lenovo? this machine is 3 years old and out of warranty.  desperate,tim Moderator Note; it would be helpfull if you could please update your profile with your correct country location as per the forum rules. Products, options and services vary from market to market. Knowing your location helps us help you.Message Edited by andyP on 12-08-2008 10:02 PMMessage Edited by yarzar on 12-08-2008 04:10 PM

Answer:z60t processor thermal pad needs replacing

I'd imagine that what you're looking for is included in FRU 26R9544...but give Lenovo a call and double check by all means. Good luck. 

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Three months ago I replaced the motherboard and processor on my computerFor the 2 months, I've been having daily BSOD issues (sometimes twice a day, lately more often), which almost always occur when gaming with multiple programs/windows open, but has also occurred a couple times when just using the browser (different situations). After every such situation.I need to set the appropriate hard drive from which to start the system in UEFI
The DM Log file is attached to this post.Please let me know if you need to provide any more information.Thanks for your help

System Information:
Computer name: SUPERKOMPUTERWindows version: Windows 10 , 10.0, build: 15063Windows dir: C:\WindowsHardware: H170-HD3 DDR3, Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd., H170-HD3 DDR3-CFCPU: GenuineIntel Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU G4560 @ 3.50GHz Intel586, level: 64 logical processors, active mask: 15RAM: 12842323968 bytes total

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Recently my LAPTOP's CPU got fried because of overuse, and water damage. I have went out a bought a new processor but it has not arrived at my house yet.  I was wondering if I would be able to install it to my LAPTOP. Processor: Intel Xeon X5450 3GHz 12M 1333MHz SLASB LGA771 Processor CPU Quad Core













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Answer:Replacing Lenovo G570 Processor

Good day and welcome to the community.
 
Please have a look at your hardware manual:
https://download.lenovo.com/consumer/mobiles_pub/Lenovo%20G470G475G570G575%20Hardware%20Mainenance%2...
On page 73, in the parts list, items labeled #6 are the CPUs that came configured in the laptop: five Sandy Bridge processors, with the maximum being the i7-2620M.
 
Regards.

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Since upgrading to XP my PC has never been the same with regard to performance. With support from MG I've checked various things (spyware included) and have come to the conclusion I need to upgrade my processor.

I'm expereinced doing sounds cards, graphic cards etc but never have attemtped a processor. Is it much the same process....card out, card in, install drivers? Does anyone have a site I can go read this at in simple terms if it isn't as easy? Does anyone have a specific processor they would recommend for my system that should be trouble free installation and usage?

My current PC spec is below. It is, in effect, a custom built P3.

Thanks in advance for any help you guys can offer
 

Answer:Replacing processor..advice wanted please

BX133 boards will only work with p3.
 

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Hi all,

My HP dv7 3069-wm laptop fan has started making a braying noise on occasion, if I shut down the laptop and re-start it and/or possibly shake the laptop when it's shut down it has fixed it so far, but I'm worried that I might have to replace the laptop fan sometime soon. The reason why this worries me is that for the HP dv7 you literally have to take apart the entire laptop to get at the fan, it is completely and utterly farking ridiculous. Seriously, check out the Youtube video at the bottom of the page to see what's involved with just cleaning/replacing a stupid fan, it's completely asinine. I'm almost considering upgrading to a new laptop that has fan access just to not have to deal with it, but don't want to sell a laptop with a bunk fan on ebay b/c it will probably scare buyers off and won't sell for much.

My questions are these-

If I do try and replace the fan, should I go ahead and try and upgrade the processor while the computer is taken apart? What kind of specs do I need to keep in mind while looking for a new processor, ie what the motherboard can handle, etc? I've looked but haven't been able to find the mobo specs. The processor that's in my laptop now is a 2.10 GHz AMD Athlon II Dual-Core Processor M320. What kind of processors can I upgrade to? I've already put in a SSD but my laptop could use a little boost anyways. No gaming or anything, just browsing and multitasking mostly.

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Answer:Possibly replacing laptop fan- should I replace processor too?

According to the maintenance and service guide available here (it's the 12th item down), you apparently can go up to an AMD Turion? X2 Ultra Dual-Core M640 35-W, 2.60-GHz with 2-MB L2 cache on the CPU. I don't know if you'll need a higher volume cooling fan for it though.

It might be a good idea to download that manual and print it out so you've got a hard copy in front of you while you're working on the laptop.

I had to go through the same type of ordeal with my Dell Precision M70 to replace the system board. I had the service manual in front of me. Desktops are a lot easier to work on than laptops I'm sure you'll agree.
 

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I upgraded a Pavilion P6 to W10 Pro in September. All was fine until the motherboard and processor failed. When I replaced the hardware I am asked to activate Windows -- I have the product key from the desktop box for Windows 7 Home Prem OA which isn't working for W10 Pro. I don't know how W10 Pro had been running six months and MS support insists that I roll back to W10. Two questions.1. how does W10 differ from W10 Pro?2. how is that W10 Pro could have been upgraded from Windows 7 Home Prem OA? Seems like a bait and switch on the OS.











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Answer:Upgraded Windows 10 Pro activation after replacing processor...

Greetings, The motherboard/CPU replacement could be an additional monkey wrench in this situation. You can't use a Win 7 Home key on Win 10 Pro. You will have to install Win 10 and then upgrade to Win 10 Pro. Win 10 will upgrade to Win 10 P if you had an activated copy of Win 10 Pro. 1. Additional features such as BitLocker and domain join. 2. I have no idea how you upgraded from Win 7 Home to Win 10 Pro. Were you a BETA tester (Windows Insider Program)? I upgraded from Win 7 H to Win 10 Pro because I was a BETA tester, I just did a clean install of Win 10 Pro but skipped the product key input. Windows activated, but not immediately. The Beatles: "Everybody's Got Something To Hide Except Me And My Monkey" Cheers

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I'm upgrading from an i5 to an i7 and 3 things happened:1. Notice, in the picture below, the old heatsink (the vertical one) has screws. The new one has plastic posts that are supposed to push through the motherboard.2.  When I tried to push one of posts through, they didn't seem to fit and I was scared to apply too much pressure an crack the motherboard.3.  One of the plastic posts pushed out one of the plastic pieces that has the threads to hold the screws on the old heatsink. I decided to put the old heatsink back on--with just 3 screws holding it in place. I turned on the computer just to see if it'd work and it was fine. Then I turned it off. My questions:Do I need to use the heatsink & fan that came with the new processor?If I can use the old assembly, what do I do about the plastic piece with the screw threads? I doubt it's ok to run the computer with 3 of the 4 screws in place. 

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I had to replace my amd 64 3400+ processor. I replaced it, after 1 week, with the same make model processor. After doing so, the computer powered on, but with no video output and no keyboard or mouse function. The keyboard and mouse are wireless. There is no ight on the keyboard, mouse, or receiver. The usb ports do seem to have power since they did power my external hard drive. I did that to test of they were providing power. The monitor states "no video input" Should I use a wired keyboard and reset the bios settings?

Thank You for any help you can give.
 

Answer:Solved: No video, keyboard or mouse function after replacing processor

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Which of these processors is the best choice as a replacement processor for my HP Pavillion a6057c computer, any of which HP says can be used to replace the Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 processor in my computer? The recommended replacement processors HP recommends are: Core 2 Duo E6x00, Core 2 Duo E4x00, Pentium D 9x0 Dual Core, Pentium D 8xx Dual Core, Pentium 4 6x1 series, or the Celeron D 3xx series? This HP computer is fairly old and it may be better to just get a new computer with an excellent Intel processor. What do you think?
 

Answer:Is it worth replacing the Intel Core 2 Duo E4300 processor in my HP computer?

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I'm upgrading from an i5 to an i7 and 3 things happened:
1. Notice, in the picture below, the old heatsink (the vertical one) has screws. The new one has plastic posts that are supposed to push through the motherboard.
2.  When I tried to push one of posts through, they didn't seem to fit and I was scared to apply too much pressure an crack the motherboard.
3.  One of the plastic posts pushed out one of the plastic pieces that has the threads to hold the screws on the old heatsink.
 
I decided to put the old heatsink back on--with just 3 screws holding it in place. I turned on the computer just to see if it'd work and it was fine. Then I turned it off.
 
My questions:

Do I need to use the heatsink & fan that came with the new processor?
If I can use the old assembly, what do I do about the plastic piece with the screw threads? I doubt it's ok to run the computer with 3 of the 4 screws in place.

 

 
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Answer:Problems replacing the processor on my IdeaCentre700-25ISH; bent pins, BSOD, fan mount

I upgraded from i5 to i7 on my ideacentre 700-25iSHRight now I'm sending this message with the computer in safe mode, but when I try to do a regular boot, I've gotten several BSODs:Kernel Security Check FailureKMode Exception Not HandledIRQL Not Less Or EqualSystem Service Exception Any insight or guidance? 

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I have tried a standard 1366 heatsink on T410. The screw distance does not fit. Can anyone tell me the dimension of the two and also the distance between the screws?

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Anyone know of a heatsink that is similar in dimensions to the stock AMD heatpipe heatsink, but performs better and has a larger fan?

Thanks.
 

Answer:Need high performance heatsink similar to stock AMD heatpipe heatsink

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There is a small aluminum heatsink that buts right against the bottom side of the CPU heatsink that is missing in my machine and others I have seen pictures of.This is taken from one of the tech manuals, I hope the link works because I can't figure out how to upload a pic.
I wish to know what this cools and why they are never reincluded when you purchase one refurbished. The chips that are cooled by it right next to the CPU. I have heat issues and this has been bothering me because I can't find one to replace it. Or not a Dell brand anyway. Can someone enlighten me as to what this is , why it's hard to find, what are those chips, and how do I keep them cool?
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Real simple here - Plz post links to the Best AMD 3200 heatsink, fan, & chip heatsink for an MSI KT6v with Via kt600 Chipset
oh yes i scrappd the FIC peice of junk MB and use the above for now -

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Answer:Plz post links to the Best AMD 3200 heatsink, fan, & chip heatsink

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hey

i noticed yesterday that the fan & heatsink on my athlon xp (2100+) processor is pretty full of dust. can anyone please tell me how to go about
detatching that clip that holds them to the mobo socket so i can clean them out? i built the pc, but have kinda forgotten exactly how the clip latches down & i don't want to exert too much force on anything in that area.
is it correct that i'll also need to regrease the bottom of the sink with thermal grease? is this grease available at places like best buy or circ. city?

thank you!
 

Answer:How to remove athlon xp heatsink/fan for heatsink cleaning

Forgive me, but I find it hard to believe that if you put that machine together once, you forgot how to take it apart now.
It is human nature to never forget something that you did on your own.
That hold's true for computers also.
Maybe it will suffice if you just unscrew the fan from the heatsink and clean the fan and heatsink fins with a 1/4 - 1/2 inch paintbrush.
 

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So, i got this message after i upgraded my Asus Notebook to Windows 10 Home from 8.1. What got me to check this was having my laptop Hard Shutdown when the power was at 100% and the laptop had been on the charger all day, plus the CPU temperature was normal.

The exact Error that's provided via Event Viewer: Collaborative processor power controls on processor 5 in group 0 are disabled due to a firmware problem. Check with the computer manufacturer for updated firmware. This message is provided for each of my 8 Processor Cores

Unfortunately, there are no new Firmware Updates for my laptop model from Asus. Last one was pushed in October 2014. Very odd seeing as i got this new in December 2014.

I want to know if this is something serious, or if i should just ignore it. An error having to due with Kernel Level Power Controls seems serious to me.

System Info:

Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 10 Home, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4710HQ CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3
Processor Count: 8
RAM: 8075 Mb
Graphics Card: Intel(R) HD Graphics 4600, 1024 Mb (NOTE: my laptop has an Nvidia GeForce 840m Chip as well, but it did not detect that for some reason)
Hard Drives: C: Total - 381546 MB, Free - 260544 MB; D: Total - 550702 MB, Free - 543877 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK COMPUTER INC., N56JN
Antivirus: Windows Defender, Disabled (Have not had time to get antiviral software yet)

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Which processor utilisation counter to use for SCOM processor usage monitoring

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So, i got this message after i upgraded my Asus Notebook to Windows 10 Home from 8.1. What got me to check this was having my laptop Hard Shutdown when the power was at 100% and the laptop had been on the charger all day, plus the CPU temperature was normal. I went into event viewer to see if there was any ACPI error's listed and this came up.

The exact Error that's provided via Event Viewer: Collaborative processor power controls on processor 5 in group 0 are disabled due to a firmware problem. Check with the computer manufacturer for updated firmware. This message is provided for each of my Processor Cores

Unfortunately, there are no new Firmware Updates for my laptop model from Asus. Last one was pushed in October 2014. Very odd seeing as i got this new in December 2014.

I want to know if this is something serious, or if i should just ignore it. An error having to due with Kernel Level Power Controls seems serious to me.

System Info:

Asustek N56JN-MH74 Notebook
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i7-4710HQ CPU @ 2.50GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 60 Stepping 3 4Core 8 Thread
Ram: 8GB (8075 MB)
Video: Intel Onboard 4600 1024 MB / Nvidia GeForce 840m
OS: Windows 10 Home Upgraded from Windows 8.1

So is there anything that i can do, or do i just have to wait for asus to publish a new Firmware Update, even though it's probably likely they won't. Thanks in advance guys.

Answer:Collaborative Processor Power Controls for Processor are disabled after upgrade

Hi and Welcome to TSF!

See if this finds any new drivers:

Intel? Driver Update Utility

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Hi, I have a Satellite S5200-701 Laptop which I have had for about 8 yrs. It has been a good laptop and I have had no problems with it but it must be showing its age as I now have two problems.

1. I think the HDD is about to pack up as this has started making a lot of very unpleasant noise!
2. The CD/DVD drive has stopped functioning. Light comes on and when I close the drive with a disk in, it makes a very brief noise like its trying to spin the disk but doesn't actually do so.

Is it economically viable to replace the HDD and CD rom drive or is it time to get a new laptop?

If its worth replacing the parts can they be upgraded etc.

Many thanks for any help & suggestions.

Phil

Answer:HDD & CD/DVD ROM need Replacing - Is it worth replacing these?

Hi!

In your case I would buy a new laptop but when you only surf in the internet and write emails, the Satellite S5200 should be fast enough.

It is pretty easy to change these components. For the CD/DVD drive you must turn the laptop upside down, remove the screw near the icon securing the TOSHIBA Style Bay, slide it to the unlock position and then you can remove the drive.

If you change the HDD, you must only remove the two screws securing the HDD cover.

Bye

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I recently upgraded to a HP,Media Center editon pc, Windows XP, AMD Athlon 64 3800+2.4 GHz Processor.

When trying to install Photoshop Album 1.0, I receive this message, "This operating system is not supported by Adobe Photoshop Album. We support Windows 98SE, ME, 2000 , XP Intel Pentium III or 4 processor".

Could my problem with installation be the Athlon processor? When purchasing this computer, our salesman convinced us that the Athlon was just as good as the Pentinum Processor. Any thoughts on this? My computer is less than a week old and having serious thoughts about returning it. I have had problems with other installations. Am I to expect more problems with software and the Athlon processor. Any helpful suggestions will be appreciated. I am getting desperate for advice about the processor.
 

Answer:Athlon Processor versus Pentinum Processor in Windows XP

What the message is telling you is that Windows Media Center Edition 2005 is not one of the operating systems that Adobe Photoshop Album 1.0 supports. It has nothing to do with whether an Intel processor or an AMD processor is installed. I checked the system requirements for the newer version 2.0, and it also is not supported by Windows MCE 2005.

By the way, Adobe Photoshop Album 1.0 has a 13.5 MB patch for it and will upgrade it to version 1.0.1. You can get it from here.

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Please give me explanation about?Q. what are the major difference between core2due processor and dual core processor?thanks...

Answer:what is the difference between core2due processor and dual core processor?

sounds like someone needs homework help?? anyways a core3duo is a type of dual core made by intel and a dual core possessor is any cpu that has 2 cores (tell em computeruler helped you)

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So, blew out my MB and processor a few weeks ago and bought an AMD Athlon XP 2200+ to replace my old 1500+ as well as a gigabyte 7nf-rz motherboard.

I installed them all and after some glitches everything is ... sort of okay ... anyway, the computer still registers my processor as the 1500+, i installed AMDcpuinfo tool and it reads the 1500 and so does a motherboard monitor program I installed.

I'm positive they sent me a different chip, it looked just like it should have and I mean it's a completely different color than the 1500+ (which i still have sitting around) so I have no idea how this is possible as I replaced the motherboard too.

Any ideas? The computer keeps freezing intermittently or when playing games and I'm not sure what to do about that either... I think maybe it's overheating but the temperature is always between 40 and 50c even when playing games. Ugh. Bad computer.

I've run every monitoring program I can find, it SAYS the old CPU is in there!! THAT IS IMPOSSIBLE.

i really hate computers now. wow. do i accuse the online store (www.shopampm.com) of cheating me and painting the old 1500+ a different color?

i wish i could stop it from randomly freezing completely. that's all i ask. games are unplayable while it freezes every 10-30 minutes.


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Answer:new processor/motherboard installed.... old processor shown, also crashes

check your bios for an option to set defaults for performance or something similar to that.

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Hi, So I spilled water all over my Ideapad p500 and fried the processor.  I'm stuck overseas in South Korea until March.  I'd like to just get someone to change the processor.  It has an i7 3520M processor.  What i7 3rd gen processors are compatible with the p500? I need a list because I may be limited in what I can buy here.  Mobile processors aren't super common.  Is it possible to upgrade the processor since I'm having to get it replaced anyhow?   I don't know much about processors. I'll be having someone replace it for me. There are some other motherboard pieces that were fried as well, but the guy was able to pull some of those off another motherboard.   I'll provide the specs available to me on this laptop in case it's helpful.  I bought it from Best Buy in December.  Lenovo IdeaPad 15.6" Laptop - 8GB Memory - 1TB Hard Drive4-cell lithium batteryAC adapter, power cordSoftware: PowerDVD Metro; Power2Go and moreOwner's manualPRODUCT FEATURES3rd Gen Intel® Core? i7-3520M processorFeatures a 4MB L3 cache and 2.9GHz processor speed with Turbo Boost up to 3.6GHz.Intel® Core? i7 processorFeatures 8-way processing for ultimate smart performance. Intel® Turbo Boost Technology delivers extra performance when you need it and increased energy efficiency when you don't.8GB DDR3 memoryFor multitasking power.Multiformat DVD±RW/CD-RW driveCreate custom DVDs and CDs.15.6" WXGA widescreen displayWith 1366 ... Read more

Answer:Ideapad P500 i7 processor - spilled water, need new processor, help.

its not the CPU thats fried, its the motherboard.... the CPU is likely fine but if you are asking for help on replacing the CPU then replacing the whole motherboard is out of your reach.

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Quad processors are darn expensive. You can have a hand in helping me build my new laptop.

Speed is a priority: when I use my computer for PLEASURE, I can deal with an occasional slowdown. When I use my computer for a WORK or a SCHOOL project and I experience a slowdown, I feel like breaking bodies or punching a hole in the wall.

I'm buying a new laptop. I'll be using it primarily for work and school. I'd say 80% of the time that I use the laptop it will be used for serious 9-5 business stuff, primarily work and school.

That's why when I customize my new laptop I'm going to customize it with 8 gigs of RAM and a quad core processor, to have as much speed as possible and as high a flow rate as possible. Is that a good build strategy?

My work/school laptop will:

>be used for heavy Internet duty

>be used heavily for programs like Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Flash

>i will not be using it for computer games but note: if i have to sell the laptop on Craigslist in a year or two I'd like this laptop to appeal to gamers so I can sell it quicker, faster

>i don't have a lot of disposable income. The quad processor costs a few hundred dollars more. Since I'll be using my computer for work and school, and since I might be making more money a year from now, If I have to (and with your advice) I'll pay the extra cost
 

Answer:Decision time: should I buy a quad processor or a duo processor?

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Decision time: should I buy a quad processor or a duo processor? Quad processors are darn expensive.

You can have a hand in helping me build my new laptop.

Speed is a priority: when I use my computer for PLEASURE, I can deal with an occasional slowdown. When I use my computer for a WORK or a SCHOOL project and I experience a slowdown, I feel like breaking bodies or punching a hole in the wall.

I'm buying a new laptop. I'll be using it primarily for work and school. I'd say 80% of the time that I use the laptop it will be used for serious 9-5 business stuff, primarily work and school.

That's why when I customize my new laptop I'm going to customize it with 8 gigs of RAM and a quad core processor, to have as much speed as possible and as high a flow rate as possible. Is that a good build strategy?

My work/school laptop will:

>be used for heavy Internet duty

>be used heavily for programs like Dreamweaver, Photoshop and Flash

>i will not be using it for computer games but note: if i have to sell the laptop on Craigslist in a year or two I'd like this laptop to appeal to gamers so I can sell it quicker, faster

>i don't have a lot of disposable income. The quad processor costs a few hundred dollars more. Since I'll be using my computer for work and school, and since I might be making more money a year from now, If I have to (and with your advice) I'll pay the extra cost
 

Answer:Decision time: should I buy a quad processor or a duo processor?

If your just useing it for school and work and not playing a hole lot of game then i would go with a duo processor.It's all ready going to be fast enough with 8 gigs.Way pay more then you have to.
 

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How do I determine for sure if my processor in this laptop (IdeaPad Y530) is a 32-bit or a 64-bit processor?  I thought the processor was a 64-bit processor, but I am confused why Lenovo would have put Vista 32-bit on this laptop if it has a 64-bit processor in it.  The processor in this laptop is the Intel Pentium Dual CPU T3200 @ 2GHz.  If I ever decide to wipe the hard drive clean and install Vista again I was trying to decide whether to use the 32-bit or the 64-bit version.  I wanted to take advantage of any performance gain made possible by going to the 64-bit version.  There is a performance advantage with the 64-bit version isn't there?  Thank you.  





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Answer:Is my processor a 64 or 32-bit processor? IdeaPad Y530, T3200

The processor in your Y530 is capable of handling 32-bit and 64-bit instructions. You should be able to install a 64-bit OS without any problems. As for performance, it all depends on what the laptop is being used for.





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Can any body tell me the main diff between the core 2 duo processor and core 2 duo processor with centrino.

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Answer:Diff between centrino processor and core 2 duo processor

In a word nothing, the centrino branding does not refer to any specific additions to the processor, it is simply a label that is attached to laptops which use intel branded processor, integrated graphics and wireless chips.

Centrino is more of a marketing tool that Intel use to boost sales of their graphics and wireless chips, so you can pretty much ignore it
 

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I need to order a new desktop for my office to replace a 3 year old machine that runs at 3.2 Ghz. The new machines that Dell offers only has this option:

Intel® Core™2 Extreme QX6700 (8MB L2 Cache,2.66GHz,1066 FSB)

I don't think there is a standard measuring stick that is used to compare all the processor speeds that I can find or understand. I work with CAD programs that use up a lot of resources and I typically get the fastest available and max the RAM. With all the latest software that I have to install, I need the new machines to run faster than the ones they replace.

Can anyone tell me how this 2.66GHz processor compares to my current machine? I don't have the exact specs for it, this is what it lists on the dell support site for my system - PROCESSOR, 80532K, 3.2GHZ, 1M, 533, M0.
 

Answer:How does this processor speed rate against a 3.2Ghz Processor

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Hello everyone,

I want to build a new system, and I was wondering just what the differences between a sever processor and a desktop processor are.

Would I see gaming performance decrease by using a Quad Server Core or a Quad Desktop Core?

I wanted to build a dual socket server core and have 8 physical cores.

Thoughts?
 

Answer:Server Processor Vs. Desktop Processor

I dont think any games are designed to take advantage of a dual socket setup. Windows Server OS's are designed to take advantage of dual socket setups. Some newer games are coming out which take advantage of single socket dual or quad core setups on desktops. A server based PC would not gain any performance for games IMO. You are better off investing the extra $ in a good video card.
 

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I was wondering if it would be possible to upgrade to an i7 from from a i5 processor. I have an HP Pavilion Dv6t-6c00 Entertainment Notebook. If that's not possible, would it be possible to move up to a 3rd generation or 4th generation i5 or i7 processor for my model notebook?













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Answer:Upgrading from an i5-2430M processor to an i7-#### processor...

shadinfrada wrote:I was wondering if it would be possible to upgrade to an i7 from from a i5 processor. I have an HP Pavilion Dv6t-6c00 Entertainment Notebook. If that's not possible, would it be possible to move up to a 3rd generation or 4th generation i5 or i7 processor for my model notebook?Hi,HP use different Intel motherboards for dual and quad core laptops. Your laptop is probably only for dual core (Core i3 and i5) processors for 35W. Core i7 processors use 45W and more so Core i7 chips won't probably work.You cannot use 3rd or 4th gen processors on your laptop. The 4th generation use completely different socket (I think) and the 3rd one use the same socket, however it's not electronically compatible with the Sandy Bridge chipset. There is not much difference between Sandy and Ivy Bridge laptops. Haswell (4th gen) use more ultra low voltage processors so both previous generations are actually even more powerful with the mobile (M) CPU versions and there is no need for an upgrade. I have still an Ivy Bridge laptop (signature) and won't upgrade any time soon because there is nothing better to upgrade to. 

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