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Windows 7: question regarding cpu HSF compatability and possible problem

29 Jul 2015   #11

Windows 8.1 Professional 64-Bit

So on review (its been years since I saw LGA775), the original HSF just plugs into holes in the motherboard.

The posts you have may are for a custom heatsink (yours looks different from the standard Intel HSF) by your PC manufacturer, implying the presence of a special backplate.

You will have to remove it, which means getting the board out of the case, I am afraid.

You just place the TX3 mounting clips in the holes in the motherboard and push down to lock the clips in place.

If you are uncomfortable with rwmoving the notherboard you may have to approach your local PC repair guy.

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29 Jul 2015   #12

windows 7 home premium x64

i might have to do that..idk how i feel about removing the motherboard,computer is a gateway =x
the case at least looks like this but i dont think they have the same they dont..this is what i get for buying a computer from future shop 6 years ago after graduation high school as a reward =/... you sure cuzz those 4 plastic clip things are in this picture as well

update: i decided to twist one of the screws loose and after a while it made a popping sound, i think it all one part, those parts near the motherboard holes are metal as well..should i remove the HSF now? even though its no where near time to do this since the part is not in
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29 Jul 2015   #13

Windows 8.1 Professional 64-Bit

Hopefully that popping sound was just the screw releasing from the socket.

You might be best served going to your local PC guy/gal.
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29 Jul 2015   #14

windows 7 home premium x64

well what i decided to do was call my friend up to do it for me, he used to be in a I T course or w/e its called till he dropped out but hes made his own pc's and moved the innards of one into another bigger case,so this is nothing hard or new to him. he said the popping was just the lock releasing and that the heat sink is uneven due to it, which is normal when it does that.

he said his brother has a model like mine and that the lifts on my mother board should not get in the way and in fact make it easier, he is even going to bring over some of his oven thermal paste to use instead of the cheap low quality one its prob going to come with. even has the grounding clip thing you put on your wrist.. better than what i was doing..gonna pay him w/e he wants and again later down the road when i get all the parts for my custom comp... but thats all for when the part comes in aug 11th. ill update you if i figure out the name of those parts on the mother board and when its done, thank you for all the info you have shared thus far
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29 Jul 2015   #15

Windows 8.1 Professional 64-Bit

You're welcome.

Just hope I was able to help you some.

Have a wonderful day.
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