Help on how to install a CPU cooler

  ria 20:55 10 Oct 2005

I am wondering if someone can tell me or point me in the right direction on how to install a CPU cooler.
I have just bought a Thermaltake CL-P0092 P4 Skt-775 heatpipe CPU cooler after I read an article in the PC Advisor November issue that it is compatible with any Pentium 4 CPU. Unfortunately there are no instructions for installation supplied. As I am a complete novice and don’t know anything about computer hardware I am wondering if someone could give me some idea on how to go about this.

I have got an Evesham Intel Pentium 4 CPU 2.00GHz system.

I be grateful for any help


  De Marcus™ 21:01 10 Oct 2005

Any good? click here

  ria 22:56 10 Oct 2005

I just had a look inside the computer again after following the link. Looks like if I bought the wrong cooler as I can’t see how the Thermaltake CL-P0092 suppose to fit in it. How can I find out what fits my computer?

  Skills 00:30 11 Oct 2005

Different sockets for the CPUs use different ways of mounting the cooler onto the CPU I believe, so find out what socket your CPU is placed into and then buy a heatsink that is designed to be mounted onto this.

If you are not sure everest click here should tell you what type of socket your CPU is fitted into.

  Skills 00:31 11 Oct 2005

PS At a guess I'd say your processor uses a socket 478

  gudgulf 12:49 11 Oct 2005

Why do you want to fit a cooler such as the one you have bought?

Any of the large heat-pipe type coolers will probably need the mounting frame from the original heatsink and fan removing and a load bearing backplate fitting to the motherboard.

This will require removal of the motherboard.If you are not used to working on the computer hardware I would suggest you think twice about this, or take the pc to a computer shop to have it fitted.

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 16:13 11 Oct 2005

Have a read click here

  ria 19:06 11 Oct 2005

thanks for all the help. Does this look like socket 478?

CPU Properties:
CPU Type Intel Pentium 4, 2000 MHz (20 x 100)
CPU Alias P68, Willamette, A80528
CPU Stepping D0
Instruction Set x86, MMX, SSE, SSE2
Original Clock 2000 MHz
Engineering Sample No
L1 Trace Cache 12K Instructions
L1 Data Cache 8 KB
L2 Cache 256 KB (On-Die, ECC, ATC, Full-Speed)

CPU Physical Info:
Package Type 423 Pin PGA
Package Size 5.34 cm x 5.34 cm
Transistors 42 million
Process Technology 6M, 0.18 um, CMOS
Die Size 217 mm2
Core Voltage 1.70 - 1.75 V
I/O Voltage 1.70 - 1.75 V
Typical Power 48.9 - 71.8 W (depending on clock speed)
Maximum Power 66 - 96 W (depending on clock speed)

  Skills 23:15 11 Oct 2005

Nope that is a socket 423 the line Package Type 423 Pin is how you can tell.

  ria 18:47 12 Oct 2005

Thanks again, I know a lot more know. Just one more question... can someone recommend a good cooler which fits on a processor with a socket 478?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 19:50 12 Oct 2005

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