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Windows 7: question regarding cpu HSF compatability and possible problem

28 Jul 2015   #1
midobatsu

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 
question regarding cpu HSF compatability and possible problem

ok so after 6 years of service my stock cpu heat-sink/ fan is starting to rattle once it heats up so a clear sign a bearing is starting to wear out since once it warms up good its loud and annoying. so instead of waiting for it to die im going to get it replaced.

i just want some advice, currently i have a g43t-am (v2.0) mobo or this more or less http://images.esellerpro.com/2131/I/713/66/g43t.JPG and a intel core 2 quad q8300


and im thinking of getting this since its universal
Amazon.com: Cooler Master Hyper TX3 - CPU Cooler with 3 Direct Contact Heat Pipes (RR-910-HTX3-G1): Electronics

my question is will it fit?, in the picture you see those 4 metal parts where the fan locks in and im afraid those will not be able to be removed if they are a problem, will it be ok?, need a good fix and need this computer to last longer since i cant afford to buy a new one at the moment and would like a "mark of approval" per say before i buy it

thanks in advance and i hope this is the right place to post this


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28 Jul 2015   #2
pillainp

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

Since the specs say that the TX3 is compatible with LGA775, I would not worry any further.

If your case offers at least 140mm of clearance from motherboard to side-panel, you are golden. You may want to check your case documentation on this.

As to the fan fitments. Those are just plastic clips that you screw the fans onto and then clip onto the HSF. They are easily removable if you do not want a push-pull setup. Also you can orient the HSF in any direction to prevent RAM clearance issues.

If my Hyper 212 EVO was anything to go by, the TX3 should be completely worth the money, assuming you are not going to overclock the life out of your CPU.
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28 Jul 2015   #3
midobatsu

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

i would never overclock it, i want it to last as long as it can since im poor and cant yet afford to my my 1st 100% custom pc, i was so afraid that those plastic clips where something that where stuck there for good, so glad they can be removed...speaking of which how do i do that? do i need to remove the motherboard to?, and regarding space ill show you the current fan, based off the tube thing around the fan and how wide it is i think im good, and there is a point in the case in the back with tons of holes like the side pannel so i can have the fan facing that way instead of forwards, ill show in a pic bellow, and yes i know wire hell...i had warranty to cover a new power supply which is slightly higher than the one it had before (cant remember the watts of the last one but this one is 500w and has a lot of wires

as you can see there is this huge tunnel tube thing over the fan, i think it will fit fine. that does

edit: there is like 7 inches or at least 6"4-5 inches in there...yea the case is 7 inches in depth measured from the outside 14"5 inches long and 15 inches tall


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29 Jul 2015   #4
pillainp

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

You can actually get the stock Intel HSF for the LGA775 socket here:

Amazon.com: Intel Original Socket 775 CPU Fan/Heatsink with Copper Core Center: Computers & Accessories

Based on the picture I think you should have no problems.

The clips fixing the fans to the TX3 can be removed by applying gentle pressure with your fingers or a flathead screwdriver.

Just remove the original cooler, mount the fans and retention clips on the TX3 and attach to the original Intel retention mechanism.

A good guide and review is shown here:
Cooler Master Hyper TX3 CPU Cooler Review | Hardware Secrets
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29 Jul 2015   #5
midobatsu

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

ok, well i already bought the cooler master, ive never removed the mother board before... hope i remember where all the cords plugged in..and i hope i can remove the graphics card this time...since i failed to remove the side that shows on the outside where the monitor plugs in (yes i undid the screw...either there was a second one or im not doing it right)

only concern i have is it seems they put the fan on the side all the wires are on mine.. i hope i can have it the other way around but have the fan still push air out those holes in the back
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29 Jul 2015   #6
pillainp

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

YOu do not need to remove the motherboard.

The TX3 will clip on to the original Intel socket retention mechanism.

You just need to remove the original HSF by turning the retention clips and then mount the TX3 as shown in the 2nd link above.

You can mount 1 or even 2 fans, they should not interfere with the cabling (which I guess you could try to clean up some )
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29 Jul 2015   #7
midobatsu

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

so i do have to remove those plastic things the current cooler is screwed into, i also dont know where to put all that cabling, there is so much of it from that power supply alone, most of it is sitting on or just above my ram =/

but to get this straight i have to have the fan pointing towards the front or above the ram so the side without a fan points towards the back where those holes are?

also, my god the 3-4 pin plug bit on this stock fan is fighting hard and will not let go, so much effort to only get it a little up
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29 Jul 2015   #8
pillainp

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

If I remember right all you have to do to remove the original HSF is turn the retention clips 90 degrees (I forget which direction) and it will unclip.

Then all you do is place the prepped TX3 with its fan on the CPU and turn/twist its own retention clips so it locks into the CPU socket's built-in retention mechanism.

Remember you need to clean off the old thermal paste from the CPU heat spreader and apply fresh thermal paste before you fit the TX3.

You can have the fan either pushing or pulling through the heatsink, so you can have it on the side facing the area with the ventilation holes and pulling air through the heatsink.

If space permits you can even have 2 fans in push-pull (you will have to buy an extra 92mm fan to do this). The TX3 comes with clips for 2 fans.
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29 Jul 2015   #9
midobatsu

windows 7 home premium x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by pillainp View Post
If I remember right all you have to do to remove the original HSF is turn the retention clips 90 degrees (I forget which direction) and it will unclip.
its in there by screws there is no clips like the new one will have =x, its screwed into the plastic things on the motherboard in that picture in the op (ill reply more tomorrow if i need to add anything or dont understand something or to just respond to you. time to sleep, been up way to long figuring/ researching this stuff out)
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29 Jul 2015   #10
pillainp

Windows 7 Ultimate 64-Bit
 
 

The heatsink attaches to the retention mechanism via expanding plugs. When you turn the plastic head at the top of the post, the plug expands in the socket to hold the heatsink in place.

There should be a couple of videos on Youtube.
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