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How to Cool Down the 140 Watt AMD Phenom 9950

1. Unpack the heat sink and fan. Stock cooling is very inefficient and often very high. For best results, buy a cooling system for compatible third-party processor.

2. Install the processor as shown in the chart in the manual. The processor cannot be placed in the wrong direction, so do not try to force them, so you bend the pins. If the processor slides into the wall pull-down bar to solve.

3. Apply thermal grease to the top of the processor, the entire chip with a thin layer. Bank must have a sink path of the thermal grease applied to them on the floor. If this is the case, skip this step.

4. Place the heatsink on top of the processor. Slide the metal brackets under the beams to reach the plastic housing of the processor socket. If staples are present, pull the clip from the heat sink and fan block. It must be securely fastened and must not waver at all when you try to move it. The heatsink and fan should be pressed firmly against the processor. Read the notes if necessary.

5. Connect the CPU fan in the exhaust of the fan on the motherboard. Consult your motherboard if you cannot find the correct port. The computer will not start if the processor fan is not connected.

6. Reboot and run some CPU-intensive programs like video games. Monitoring the CPU temperature with Speed Fan or a similar program. Under full load, at a temperature of about 60-70 degrees is acceptable. If the temperature is much higher than this, you may need better cooling.

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Dell Inspiron Fan running constantly and very loud. Can I replace with Quieter Fan? If so, what fan model and Who would you suggest have replace it? Or are there other options? This is driving me crazy!

Stock fans tend to be very loud. If this is a laptop your probably SOL on finding a compatible replacement. If this is a desktop then just buy the same dimensions or just by the fan/heat sink combo's of the same size.
From looking up the fan in question I'd say this is a laptop and there isn't much you can do about it

Sep 20, 2010 | Dell (6F858) Cooling Fan

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how can I clean my heat sink cooling fan?

Hello Friend,
  • Do you find that the keyboard and the bottom of the laptop are very hot? Or the cooling fan of the laptop is noisy? Or the laptop suddenly shuts off but no warning and error message? Why?
  • That may be the problem of the cooling fan and heat sink. They may be dirty, and failure to maintain cleanliness on the inside of the box can and will result in overheating, and sluggish performance due to high temperatures.
To clean : 1.Remove the keyboard, access the cooling modules (fans and heat sink), you do not need to disconnect the keyboard, just place it face down on the palm rest.

  1. 2. Spray compressed air inside both cooling fans and sink heat. You can use canned air sold in any local electronics store.

  2. 3. Connect the keyboard.

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Apr 20, 2010 | Acer TravelMate 2480 PC Notebook

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my toshiba cooling fan is not functioning. the computer automatically shutdown because of overheating. what is the best thing to do?buy a cooling pad or maybe change the fan as well as the heat sink?

It is best to change the fan and heatsink. Make sure you clean the processor and apply a very thin coat of thermal compound (arctic silver) to the heat sink if it is not supplied. Newegg.com lists may cooling fans & heatsinks based on your socket configuration


Jul 30, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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HP Pavillion note book ZD7140US Need cooling fans for Heat Sink


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Feb 13, 2008 | HP (344872-001) Laptop Cooler, Cooling Fan

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