Question about Gateway 838GM (RB838GM) PC Desktop
I need a CPU cooler that fits my cpu/motherboard!
have a gateway 838gm with Intel (Augsburg) 915G motherboard, cpu is intel P4 630, socket LGA775, 4 pin connector for cpu fan..
recently, my cpu fan died and i want to replace. my motherboard has screwholes for the original cpu cooler. seems that most cpu coolers available are just for motherboards with holes.
the original maker of the cooler is Taisol. have not gotten help from them.
Anyone have this problem with a solution?
You should be able to purchase a cooler that fits your existing cooler plate.
Replacing a cooler can sometimes be a lot of work. Sometimes you have to remove the motherboard from the case and remove the cooler plate from the underside of the motherboard. Then coolers that use "just the holes" can be used. Or another (different) cooler plate can be installed that may have came with your new cooler. In my experience, the coolers that use "just the holes" (no plate) leave a lot to be desired. Plus, if you're not careful, you can damage the motherboard by applying too much force when installing the fan. If you use a new plate, don't forget to install the insulator between the motherboard and the plate, if it comes with one.
Be careful to protect against unwanted electrostatic discharge. Always touch the metal computer case before touching any parts inside the computer. Also, if you remove the mobo, take careful note of where all the wires go before disassembly.
Posted on Feb 13, 2009
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