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Windows 7: CPU fan replacement - Gateway FX6860

25 Oct 2015   #11
Devadip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

It has one other fan at the back of the case. It's a prebuilt system so the air flow is not optimal.


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25 Oct 2015   #12
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep if you could add another fan as a intake it would be great,
I assume the rear fan is an exhaust like usual.
Have you noticed how many case fan ports it has on the mother board ?
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25 Oct 2015   #13
Devadip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

I only have 1 "system fan" connector I believe.
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25 Oct 2015   #14
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep about like my Acer
I had to add a fan controller with a dial knob to adjust the rpm's to add more fans,
Works good now though
Modifing old desktop machine in new case
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26 Oct 2015   #15
AddRAM

Windows 7 Pro x64 Windows 10 Pro x64
 
 

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28 Oct 2015   #16
Devadip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

I noticed that I have a screw mounted cpu fan. Is it possible to convert it to a push pin system by removing the threaded holes? Is it like a backplate?

I guess I will have to remove my motherboard since I don't have access to the back of it.

If I can remove the screw system, I will be able to install the new cooler because the sockets will be free... Can it be removed? Should I try it?
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28 Oct 2015   #17
Layback Bear

Windows 7 Pro. 64/SP-1
 
 

Simple.

Just install you new cooler exactly as the provided instructions stipulate.

A cpu cooler is to important to be playing games with the method of installation.
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28 Oct 2015   #18
Devadip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

This is what I was planning to do but there is a screw system installed already. This is my actual mobo. As you can see, the socket holes are blocked by a screw holder backplate. I must remove it before I can install my push pin cooler.

My question is: Can I remove the old mounting system by accessing the back of the mobo and is it safe to do it?
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28 Oct 2015   #19
ignatzatsonic

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 Home Premium SP1, 64-bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Devadip View Post
The max individual core temp I got (while playing max shaders Minecraft) is 63C.

According to Intel, my i7-2600 cpu can go up to 72.6C. Is it worth replacing my original cpu fan?
There's nothing in the world wrong with 63 degree temps. That PC should run indefinitely at that temp. If it were to fail, you'd never be able to say that 63 degree temps were responsible for the failure.

You may nonetheless want to replace it for some other reason, such as:

1: you can afford it.
2: you have an upgrade itch and can't stand doing nothing.
3: a little bird told you 57 is "better" than 63 or that 30 is "better" than 37.
4: you are noise-conscious and the stock cooler is noisier than you would like.

If any of those 4 reasons, or a variation of them, apply to you, then get on with the upgrade.

Your stated criteria is "is it worth it". People spend money on things for various personal reasons and you are the only one who can answer that. If you do upgrade, it will obviously be because it was worth it to you---otherwise you wouldn't have done it.

Your idea of what makes an upgrade "worth it" does not match anyone else's idea. You'll make the decision based on your own criteria.

If 57 is better than 63, then surely 48 is better than 57, so you will factor that in to your calculations as well--if you accept the premise.
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29 Oct 2015   #20
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Devadip View Post
This is what I was planning to do but there is a screw system installed already. This is my actual mobo. As you can see, the socket holes are blocked by a screw holder backplate. I must remove it before I can install my push pin cooler.

My question is: Can I remove the old mounting system by accessing the back of the mobo and is it safe to do it?
The cooler mounting bracket looks fine and the stand offs look normal to me
Looks like you just need to get a screw on cpu cooler instead of the cheaper push through type

Acer does use 2 sided sticky tape on the bracket to hold it on so it is tricky to remove the original mounting bracket I know I had to do mine and the darn thing was tough to remove.

Push through attachment system suck anyway don't use that type of mounting system
Use the screw on it's already setup that way
The only question is the stand off height the same as a newer cpu cooler ?
I changed mine to be sure but it does look the same height.
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