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How to install intel processor cooling fan?

I got an intel p4 processor and and a fan with it. some say about using thermal paste and some say about a thermal pad. my processor fan has got 3 gray strips what is it? how do i install it?

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  • landrobert Dec 20, 2008

    Broke 2 pins of the old fan, then 1 on the new one. Now a new CPU installed and I could not reinstall neither the new fan nor even the old. Is it done on purpose to be so fragile ? Guess there's part of it !



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Hi, the strips sound ike thermal strips. Install the processor, apply the strips onto it just wide enough to cover the centre of the unit and then install the heatsink and fan on to that. Regards mistyman

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My intel 945gtp board cpu overheating

A) I would use the Intel Pentium D, model D820.
It's a Dual Core processor with 2MegaByte of L2 cache, and an 800MegaHertz Front Side Bus. (800MHz FSB)

I would also use PC2-6400 ram memory, (DDR2 Sdram at 800MHz)
Using PC2-5300 (DDR2 Sdram at 667MHz) is taxing on the Processor.

If you are using an Intel Pentium D, model D506. It's maximum Front Side Bus is 533MHz. I would NOT use DDR2 Sdram at 667MHz.
Also is taxing on the Processor.


The cache for a Processor is the FIRST memory area, the Processor accesses.
(L1, and L2 for the processors you named. Newer models have an L3 cache also)

It is a small memory area for the processor, and operates at the same frequency rate as the processor does.
(Frequency Rate = 'Speed')

The next memory area the Processor accesses is the Ram Memory.
Ram Memory typically operates at HALF of the FSB of the Processor.

With a D820 you are making the processor's FSB support Step Down, to use the 667MHz ram memory.
With the D506 you are making the processor's FSB support Step Up, to use the 667MHz ram memory.

More work for the Processor = More Heat

B) Next, how you applied the new Thermal Paste.

Notice I stated N-E-W.

This is because thermal paste can dry up, and also loose it's thermal conductivity properties.
Don't skimp in this area. Thermal paste is C-H-E-A-P!

C) What kind of thermal paste did you use?
The thermal paste that has real silver in it, is an Excellent thermal paste, BUT needs to be applied properly.


Because silver is an excellent conductor of ELECTRICITY, as well as heat.
If too much is applied the excess will ooze off, once the Processor reaches operating temperature.
Means the thermal paste will ooze down off of the Processor, onto any solder joints it can reach, AND the contact pins of the Processor.

This can cause a Short Circuit. May just cause overheating until the wrong solder joints, or processor pins are reached, by the oozing thermal paste.

Proper cleaning of the top of the Processor, and bottom of the Heatsink

The old thermal paste, or thermal pad, needs to be THOROUGHLY removed. Use a plastic scraper
(Old credit card, or one you got in the mail? "Now you too can have a XXXXXX credit card!" Bah, sheesh!)

Scrape off as much as you can. Then use Q-tips dipped in Isopropyl Alcohol. (Rubbing alcohol)
I use 91 percent, (91 percent alcohol, and 9 percent water)
You can use 70 percent, but I do NOT recommend 50 percent.
(50 percent alcohol, and 50 percent WATER)

Isopropyl Alcohol is EXTREMELY FLAMMABLE!!
Use in a WELL ventilated area with NO sparks or flames present!

Takes a LOT of alcohol dipped Q-tips. The top of the Processor, and bottom of the Heatsink, needs to be THOROUGHLY cleaned.
Clean enough you could literally eat off of it. (But DON'T)

D) When you put the Heatsink/Fan combo on the Processor, did you hold the motherboard in the air, and look across the motherboard with a 'birds eye view', at how the Heatsink is sitting on the Processor?

CANNOT be tilted. Has to have the entire Heatsink area, sitting flat on top of the Processor. If you can see ANY, daylight in-between the top of the Processor, and bottom of the Heatsink, START OVER.

E) What kind of Heatsink/Fan combo are you using? May be too small for the job, or not the correct one.

F) Does the computer tower have plenty of room around it? You are supposed to have at least 3 Inches of room, all around the computer case. In your instance I would use more.

G) Taking the side cover of the computer case off, to help cool the Processor. This = NO, unless you have an external fan blo-wing air into the open case.
By taking the cover off you are decreasing the cooling power, of the computer case fans.

The Intel Pentium D, model 820 can use up to 95 Watts of power.
At that maximum wattage usage, the maximum allowed temperature
is 64.1 degrees Celsius.

You are correct. Shouldn't be at 65 degrees Celsius just loafing. (Idle)

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PDF file page 78, Table 5-3


Jul 02, 2012 | Intel Computers & Internet

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My monitor is not booting up but powered up, what is the problem? the fan is real loud but nothing else works

I see this is your second posting. Good for you in adding the additional information.
This may be rather lengthy genevacotton, so grab something to drink, and sit back.

The cooling system for a desktop computer consists of air flow through the computer case.
Air is brought in from the Front towards the Back of the computer. (Or for some gamer computers, through the top, or side, and out of the back)

Air helps to cool the hardware components inside the computer.
A Processor is one of the two main components to develop the most heat.

[ Below shows a typical Intel Pentium 4 processor. Operates at a maximum frequency rate, ('Speed') of 3.0GigaHertz,

Under the bold black heading > Intel Pentium 4 3.0GHz RK80546PG0801M ( BX80546PG3000E),
look at the tabs >
Specifications, Pictures (3), CPU ID, and Comments (0)

Click on > Pictures (5)

You can click on any of the photos to enlarge.

The photos show the top view of a Processor.
The silvery looking square case in the middle is the Processor chipset.
The Green square surrounding it is a circuit board.

Click on the third photo down. The one under 2008-10-05 14:56:45

Holding that circuit board up off of that flat black surface, are pins. These you do not see in the photo.
For this particular Intel Pentium 4, there are 478 pins.
This Processor fits in a Socket 478 processor socket.

The photo shows the top of the Processor's case, with No Heatsink sitting on it.

This is a typical Heatsink/Fan combo,

The Heatsink is the aluminum looking square object under the fan.
Your particular desktop computer may not use a fan on top of the Heatsink.

It may have a Fan in the front which draws air through a plastic tuned port.
The plastic tuned port in turn, then goes over the Heatsink sitting on top of the Processor.

Case in point with all of the above prattle?

The Thermal Paste used in-between the top of the Processor's case, and the bottom of the Heatsink, has dried up.

The top of a Processor's case, and the bottom of a Heatsink, are not perfectly smooth.
A microscopic view would reveal 'Pits, Hills, and Valleys'.
When the two surfaces of the Heatsink's bottom, and the Processor's top are put together, the before mentioned imperfections create Air Pockets.

AIR is an Insulator. Not a Conductor.
Thermal Paste is a Conductor. It conducts heat from the top of the Processor's case to the bottom of the Heatsink. and fills in the imperfections.

When thermal paste dries up it looses it's conducive properties.

The fans are designed to spin at an RPM, (Revolutions Per Minute), that is in compliance with the needed cooling for the Processor.
Processor isn't running very hard, fan/s spin at normal speed, (RPM)

Processor is running hard from multiple programs running, or intense games, the Processor heats up, and the fan/s spin faster.

Whenever the Processor heats up past it's thermal limit, (Maximum operating temperature), the fan/s spin faster.
If the Thermal Paste is dried up, the Heatsink, and Fan cannot cool the Processor properly.
The signal is given to the fan/s to speed up, but they still cannot cool the Processor.

The Processor overheats, and shuts off. The fans still spin at max RPM.
No computer operating, fan/s spinning at high RPM.

Nov 15, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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Right i need the size or model for the cooling fan that all intelboard mode E210882

The Heatsink/Fan combo is based on the processor socket used.

After a few search hits, I have seen E210882 on Intel based motherboards, that use two different processor sockets.
The Socket 478, and the LGA 775 processor socket.

The socket for the Socket 478 has the pin holes. The Processor has the pins. (478 of them)

The socket for the LGA 775 processor socket has the pins. The Processor has the pin holes. (775 of them)

Identify which processor socket you have, buy accordingly as to the Heatsink/Fan combo.

One example of a Heatsink/Fan combo for an Socket 478 processor socket,
(Only Intel uses the Socket 478 for their Processors),

One example of a Heatsink/Fan combo for an LGA 775 processor socket,
(Only Intel uses the LGA 775 socket for their Processors),

Remember to observe Anti-Static Precautions, Thoroughly clean the top of the Processor's case, and aplly fresh new thermal paste.
(A Processor is the most susceptible hardware component to Static shock)

[ Example of thermal paste, ]

If you would like advice on how to properly clean the processor's case, properly apply thermal paste, and/or what Anti-Static Precautions are, post in a Comment.

Nov 07, 2010 | Intel Motherboard

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I have a "p4 processor with 3.06ghz speed";i recently having problem of overheating and my temperature is rising to 100degree when CPU utilization is 100%.. .This all happened when i took out my heat-sink...

you should make sure that the heatsink and fan are clean and dust free, then you should clean all the thermal paste off with som alcohol(preferably 90% pure isopropyl alcohol)but 75 will work too make sure the top of the processor is clean also,then reapply the thermal paste.that should help,but if temps still run high then you should look for a better cooler.

Aug 27, 2010 | Intel Computers & Internet

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Can you instruct me on how to remove this fan as I am replacing processor

you shouldn't remove the fan. your better off, removing the old proc from the heatsink and use new thermal paste on the new one when installing this heatsink back on. just be sure to clean the surface well before pasting it.

don't fear of useing a razor bade to pry the old proc off, it's not glued on. somtimes the old paste gets real tough to remove and sticks pretty good.

Jun 18, 2010 | Intel Pentium 4 Socket 478-Pin Cooling Fan...

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Cpu upgrade , please help


When looking to see what processors a computer will support, try to find out what motherboard chipset is on the motherboard, and the processor socket.

The motherboard chipset is the;
1) Northbridge chip
2) Southbridge chip

[Chip and Chipset are slang terms for Integrated Circuit, or IC.
A Processor is one type of Integrated Circuit]

The Northbridge chip is responsible for handling the Processor, Ram Memory, and high-speed graphics, such as AGP, or PCI-Express.

Integrated graphics, or a graphics card installed in a PCI slot, is handled by the Southbridge chip. The slower capabilities of a computer are handled by the Southbridge chip.

This motherboard diagram may help further illustrate the above statements,

(You can also type,
1) Northbridge (computing)
2) Southbridge (computing)
in Wikipedia's search box to obtain more info )

How to find out what motherboard chipset the eMachines W3502 uses?
Three ways:

1) Go to the computer manufacturer's support website, and look under Specifications.
2) Download the free, tiny, program CPU-Z from
3) Download the free, tiny, program Belarc Advisor

Fortunately eMachines Support lists what the W3502 motherboard chipset is,

Chipset: ATI Radeon XPress 200

Now look for information on ATI's Radeon XPress 200 chipset.
For this we can go back to Wikipedia once more,

Reading the top sentence in the first paragraph you will note,
".......Pentium 4, Pentium D, and Celeron processors, ......using either a Socket 478 processor socket, or an LGA 775 processor socket."

What isn't stated in the first sentence is that it will also support Intel Core2 processors. That is stated on the right side of the page, in the information box under the subheading - CPU Supported

I wouldn't think anything higher than an older E4400, or E4500 though.
The E4400, and the E4500 use an 800MHz Front Side Bus. So does the E5300 Dual Core.

The information box states that processors with Up To a 1066MHz FSB are supported.
I just don't know if there is a BIOS update needed, or if a BIOS update is available, in case it's needed.

Needed to change the voltage, and multiplier, so that a processor with a 1066MHz FSB can be used.

To summarize:

The ATI XPress 200 motherboard chipset, on your eMachines W3502, will support an Intel Dual Core E5300.

Do Not forget to use anti-static precautions. Your body carries Static electricity. Static will fry out (Short circuit) computer hardware components.

A Processor is the most susceptible hardware component to static shock.

I would advise buying a cheap $6 ESD wrist strap, from some where like Radio Shack, or a similar store, and using it.
Clip the alligator clip to an unpainted surface of the metal frame, of the computer case. (Computer unplugged from power)

Barring this, make sure you touch the metal frame of the open computer case, before you reach inside. (Computer unplugged from power)
If you get up, and walk away in the middle of working on your computer, upon your return touch the metal frame again.

Make Sure the top of the Processor's case is clean, and the bottom of the Heatsink.
I use an old credit card to scrape both surfaces as clean as I can, then follow with Q-tips dipped in Isopropyl Alcohol.

Usually takes a few dipped Q-tips, as thermal paste is a gooey mess, and the alcohol takes time to break it down.

Isopropyl alcohol is also referred to as Rubbing Alcohol. 91 percent is best, but 70 percent will do. Nix on the 50 percent.

Isopropyl alcohol is Extremely Flammable! Use in a well ventilated area, with no sparks or flames present.

Use fresh, new thermal paste, never try to reuse old thermal paste, or a thermal pad. Thermal paste properties break down over time, and the thermal paste becomes more of an Insulator, than a Conductor.

Thermal pads are only good for taking off, and flying at the cat.
They're Junk!
(Meooow! Hey watch it dude! You almost hit me with that!)

Thermal paste doesn't have to be Artic Silver 5. A good quality thermal paste, applied correctly, will get you down the road just fine. A 'Mom and Pop' computer repair shop, should have a one processor tube, for around $2.

You Should be okay with the same Heatsink/Fan combo, as the Intel Pentium Dual Core E5300 puts out less heat than a Celeron D 352, or around the same amount.

Be sure the inside of the computer sparkles, as well as the Heatsink, processor fan, and the inside of the Power Supply. Use a can or two, of compressed air for computers.

(Celeron D's are not dual core processors. The Pentium D's are)

Mar 25, 2010 | E-Machines eMachines Desktop PC

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P4 ugrade required

Sadly you wont find any 1066Mhz FSB processors for the Socket 478. The best you can find is the 3.4Ghz with 800Mhz FSB. It might be cheaper and also better value for you to get a Socket 775 based motherboard and Core2 Duo processor. The value range E2160/2180 processors or the E4300/4400 processors have been tested to be even faster than the Socket 775 Pentium Dual 3.4Ghz and they also use less power.

An article on socket 478 for you

Dec 02, 2007 | Intel P4 Socket-478 Original CPU Cooling...

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Heatsink Removal

This is an easy one. :)

I am assuming that you're asking about removing your typical P4 HSF.

Direct from Intel's very own website! :)

Good luck and please be careful. *nods*


Nov 04, 2007 | Intel Pentium 4 Socket 478-Pin Cooling Fan...

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Over sound heard from mother board processor fan

the speed of the fan is done by the motherboard, the harder the procesor is working the faster the fan speeds are. There probably was thermal paste between the processor and heatsink but some may have dissipated. If you are applying paste on, put a very thin layer, as too much can be as bad as not enough. clean the fan off of any dust and the heatsink and ensure that there is plenty of room in pc for air circulation.

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