hi, I need to change fan/heatsink in computer, I believe I have found a compatible part, however it is attached by push pins. The original fan/heatsink is attatched to motherboard by spring loaded screws. Will the new fan/heatsink be a straight foreward swap or will I have to find another component with screw fixings
hi,guys, thanks for the interest, it's an intel core 2quad cpu [email protected] 2499mhz 4 cores, 4 logical processors. I'm just copying this info . from system info.The fan , an acer hi, or h1.10800.046 rev.A is flanged and fits over the heatsink, theres two screws through the fan and into the flanges of the heat sink. A guy down at my local maplins had a look into my computer, he told me I needed a low profile 4pin power and socket 775. I think theres one in ebuyer.com, including heatsink, however being it's described as pushpin attatchment and mine is screwed in to ' places ' on the motherboard , will it be a straightforeward change
thanks for the info regarding removal of backplate,why can't they make things simple. Have just had a look on u tube regarding motherboard,I do'nt think I'll be able to hold my breath for that long and am bound to put the right bit in the wrong place. but thanks very much again for the info.