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Socket processor Fan -p2


I, have an pentium 2 system, recently ihad a problem with it , that is , the processor of socket type fan, is not getting power, it just rotates for half a second, when the power swicth is pressed on, so i removed the processor fan and i'm not able to fix it . Will u people, please help me fix it by ur vaulable advices and for also the power problem for the fan.

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Re: Socket processor Fan -p2

As I see your system is a bit old so the fan may be broken. try to replace it with a new one. Those fans are very cheap today.
Do not use your computer without the processor fan.
I am sure your problem will be solved!

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I want know intel d 945gcr supports quied core processor or core 2 duo processor?

Support for the following:

Intel Core 2 Duo processor in an LGA775 socket with a 800 MHz system bus

Intel Pentium D processor in an LGA775 socket with an 800 or 533 MHz system bus

Intel Pentium 4 processor in an LGA775 socket with an 800 or 533 MHz system bus

Intel Celeron D processor in an LGA775 socket with a 533 MHz system bus

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Will this set up keep my graphics card and processor cool enough? Will this fan be powerful enough to cool this computer setup, graphics card, and processor? I have the The Nvidia Quadro FX 3500 Graphics...

You're doing good Ben, except you didn't post what I need to know.

Intel Pentium D what?

I need the model number.

Same for that Xeon,

Since the Intel Pentium D uses an LGA 775 processor socket, I just picked out a few Core examples for Xeon's, that do too.
I didn't link them all.

Also I notice that they start with a 1066MegaHertz Front Side Bus.
(1066MHz FSB)
Plus go up to a 1333MHz FSB.

The Intel Pentium D's listed use an 800MHz FSB.
(Unless you're talking about Extreme Editions. They use 1066MHz)

So do I guess your motherboard has an LGA 775 processor socket, and can support processors with Up To a 1066MHz, or 1333MHz FSB?

Just curious.

When I get the exact model number, I can show you precise Thermal Design Point; for each processor. (TDP)
(On Intel Support)

Then it can be determined if a processor fan for a Pentium D, can be used on that Intel Xeon you have.

Off hand looking at both links I gave, I would say yes.

The TDP range for the Intel Pentium D's, ranges from 90 to 130.
The maximum TDP I saw for an Intel Xeon, was 135.

As for the mini-fan on that Nvidia graphics card, if you feel it isn't enough; then suggest buy a better one.

Post back in a Comment.


Mar 27, 2013 | PC Desktops

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When i start up my dimension 3100 dell desktop instead of a green light i get a flashing amber light. people say it is the power supply but the light wouldnt even come on if it was. can you please help me?

No, the light WOULD come on if it was a Power Supply problem.

1) If ALL of the LED lights on your computer were on at once, they would use less than 1 Watt of power.

2) EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts.

3) A typical Processor uses from 51 to 125 Watts. Depends on what Processor it is.

Dell Dimension 3100 desktop computer?
An Intel Pentium 4.

Intel Pentium 4 model 640.
Can operate up to a frequency rate of 3.2GigaHertz. (3.2GHz)
Fits in a Socket 775 processor socket. (Also know as Socket T)

Can use up to 84 Watts.

You have enough power to light that LED light, but not enough power to turn the Processor on.

Dell Support > Dell Dimension 3100 > Service Manual > Advanced Troubleshooting > System Lights,

"Power Light - Blinking yellow - A power supply or system board {Motherboard} failure has occurred"

Dell Dimension 3100 desktop computer Service Manual, (Free from Dell Support),

Click on Removing and Installing Parts > Power Supply

For additional questions please post in a Comment.

Jul 20, 2011 | Dell Dimension 3100 PC Desktop

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Can i up grade my single core cpu pen4 550 3,4GHz to a Quad core or dual core either one would help

Depends on the socket type.. Socket 423 and 478 do not support core duo or quad core processor types. However, if you have LGA 775 (aka socket T) your motherboard will support the following:
Intel Pentium 4 (2.60 - 3.80 GHz)
Intel Celeron D (2.53 - 3.60 GHz )
Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition (3.20 - 3.73 GHz)
Intel Pentium D (2.66 - 3.60 GHz)
Pentium Extreme Edition (3.20 - 3.73 GHz)
Pentium Dual-Core (1.40 - 3.33 GHz)
Intel Core 2 Duo (1.60 - 3.33 GHz)
Intel Core 2 Extreme (2.66 - 3.20 GHz)
Intel Core 2 Quad (2.33 - 3.00 GHz)
Intel Xeon (1.86-3.40 GHz)
Intel Celeron (1.60 - 2.40 GHz)

Mar 22, 2011 | HP Pavilion a775c (A775CB) PC Desktop

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Cpu fan failed haved system serviced immediately system will power down in 5 seconds

After the computer has powered off, unplug it from power.

You need to replace the Processor fan.

(CPU stands for Central Processing Unit.
Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor)

When a Processor becomes too hot, (Passes it's thermal limit), the Processor turns off.
(BIOS turns it off)

This is a Fail Safe feature to keep the Processor from burning up.
(Literally in some cases, as in on Fire!)

Your motherboard was made by TriGem.
It's a TriGem 2002052.
HP's name is Glendale.

Scroll down for a photo, and illustration of the motherboard.

There are No hardware components installed on the motherboard.
No Processor, Ram Memory, or any expansion cards in those white PCI slots.

The Black rectangular 'frame' you see, with the White rectangular block in the middle, (Has socket holes in it), is where the Processor plugs in.

When you open your computer, you will not see the Processor.
It is under the Heatsink, which is under the Processor fan.

Basic example of a Heatsink, with a Processor fan sitting on top of it,

It is that CPU fan, (Processor fan), that has failed.
The fan has bad bearings, and is no longer spinning, or spinning Very slow.

(Or spins a few times, stops, then spins a few times again, and so on)

Replace the Processor fan.
A better method is to replace the Heatsink, and Fan as a combo.

As shown in the above link.

The HP Pavilion 513c desktop computer, uses an Intel Pentium 4 processor, or Intel Celeron processor, that fits in a Socket 478 processor socket.

HP Pavilion 531c specifications from HP Support,

Not very explanatory, I'll admit, but under the heading
Base processor and speed,
it lists,
C(W) 1.8GHz /400

Stands for the Processor when operating at maximum capability, will have a frequency rate of 1.8GHz

The 400 stands for 400MHz FSB.
(Front Side Bus)

Looking back at the motherboard illustration, you will see - Socket 478 printed on the processor socket.
Only used for Intel Pentium 4 processors, and Intel Celeron processors.

You need a Heatsink/Fan combo that fits on a Intel Pentium 4 processor, that fits in a Socket 478 processor socket.

1) Work on a table

2) Computer unplugged from power, open the computer case.

3) Observe Anti-Static precautions

[Anti-Static Precautions:

Your body carries Static electricity.
Static will fry out (Short Circuit) the hardware components inside a computer.

Power unplugged from the computer, TOUCH the metal frame of the open computer case.
This will relieve your body of Static.

Should you get up, and leave your computer in the middle of working on it, upon your return be Sure to Touch the metal frame again ]

4) Use a can of compressed air for computers, and attach the plastic straw provided to the can of air's nozzle. You may wish to use a dust mask.

[DO NOT use a vacuum! Vacuums create Static electricity]

4) Spray the inside of the computer out.
Start at the top left corner, and go across to the top right corner. Let go of the trigger.

Start again. Drop down a space, (1 inch or so), spray another row across.
Keep going down in rows.

If there is thick 'Gunk', (Dirt, dust, hair, etc.), use Q-tips to dislodge the gunk, then spray air again.
(You are in essence breaking the 'crust', then the can of air can spray it out)

When you reach the bottom, tilt the case towards you, spray the bottom of the case (Computer case) out.

5) Unplug the 20-pin ATX main power cable.

[Example of a 20-pin ATX main power cable, and it's connector,

Note the plastic locking mechanism on the side of the connector. This lock works like a see-saw on a playground. It is hinged in the middle. Squeeze the top of the lock in, to unlock it ]

6) Remove the 4-pin ATX +12 Volt power cable.

Has a lock on the side also.
(Don't forget to plug it back in, when you are finished installing the new Heatsink/Fan combo. It is power for the Processor.

Make sure both power cables above are plugged in tight, when reinstalling them)

Continued in a Comment.

Jul 01, 2010 | HP Pavilion 513c PC Desktop

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Computer kept shutting down. found the fan not working. changed fan, now computer won't boot but the fan works. no activity at all. put the old fan back in. now it works as well but no power indicator...

Well let's think about it for a minute, it seems really complicated and one theory could easily be a damaged processor by the malfunctioning fan. I think it actually could be the central processing unit being damaged by it continuously being pushed without a fan. You probably fried it and good because it had no cooling unit. Who knows what could have been melted out in there? That computer might need replacing altogether unless you can figure out specifically what got fried. Try the processor first though

Mar 22, 2010 | IBM ThinkCentre A50 PC Desktop

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How do you remove the processor fan on a Compaq d330 ST PN DC581AV?

The Processor used in the HP Compaq D330 series of desktop computers is an intel Pentium 4.

The older style of Pentium 4 that uses a Socket 478, processor socket.

There were three different styles, of the HP Compaq D330 desktop computers made.

1) Desktop style:
Looks like a 'Pizza Box', and lays flat on the computer desk.

2) Microtower style:
A small tower style computer case

3) Slimtower style:
A small tower style case that is narrow in width, and shorter in height than the Microtower.

Reason I brought this up, is the fan design changes from style to style.

One style uses a fan which attaches to the Heatsink with screws.
(Heatsink is the finned metal unit under the fan, and sits directly on the Processor)

The other style has a plastic baffle that surrounds the fan. (Black in color if memory serves)

(The Baffle is a round plastic part that surrounds the fan blades. It directs the air flow. My term would be - fan shroud, as in used on a car)

Again going by memory, but I believe the baffle is a two part unit. There is a top half, and a bottom half.

Once the Heatsink/Fan Assembly is removed from the Processor socket, I think you can access two screw heads, coming up from the bottom.

Removing the two screws allows the Baffle to be separated, and allows access to the fan.

I believe there is also a tab on the top half of the Baffle, which a U shaped part from the bottom half of the Baffle, locks over the tab.
The U shaped part is a Lock.

(May be two tabs, and two U shaped locks. One on each side)

The U shaped part is gently pried out towards the outside, which allows the tab to slide free.

The two halves could also be glued together.

If your reference is to just clean the fan, after removing the Heatsink/Fan Assembly from the processor socket, I would use Q-tips, and a can of compressed air for computers, to clean it.

When using the can of compressed air I advise using short bursts.
The fan is only designed to spin so fast, and spinning it faster than it was designed for, can lead to premature failure of the fan's bearings.

If your reference is to replace the fan due to the fan's bearings have failed, my advice would be to replace the Heatsink/Fan as a unit.
There are much better models out there than this factory one.

Also accessing an original fan, will lead to buying the complete Fan/Baffle assembly.

1) You may be able to find it on a website like Ebay.
2) It will probably be a pull off of an old computer, and who knows what the lifespan will be?

BEFORE the Heatisnk/Fan Assembly is reinstalled;

The bottom of the Heatsink, and the top of the Processor case must be Thoroughly cleaned!
Also fresh new Thermal Paste must be applied, and correctly.

Thermal paste is around $2 to $4 at a local computer repair shop. It should come in a small tube, and enough for one application.
Should you need advice on how to properly apply thermal paste, let me know in a Comment.

If there is a white thermal pad being used, take it off, throw it away. These cannot be reused, and are junk to begin with.

I use an old plastic credit card to scrape the Heatsink bottom, and the top of the Processor case. Then I use Q-tips dipped in Isopropyl Alcohol to help clean. (Rubbing alcohol)
Takes a few Q-tips.

Also Note*
BEFORE you reach inside your computer, have the computer unplugged from power, AND touch the metal frame of the open computer case.

Your body carries Static electricity, and Static will fry out computer hardware components.
Especially a Processor.
Touch the metal frame of the computer case to relieve your body of Static.

If you get up, and walk away, when you return touch the metal frame again.

To Remove the Heatsink/Fan Assembly from the processor socket:

Looking at the processor socket you will note that there are four H shaped brackets.
These are plastic, and are formed into the base of the processor socket.
There is one in each corner.

The H shaped bracket has a slot hole in the middle of the bracket, towards the top.
The Heatsink/Fan Assembly has a tab that lines up with that slot hole.

Four tabs on the Heatsink/Fan Assembly corners, to match the four H shaped brackets.

The top of the H shaped bracket is - Gently pried towards the outside.
Very gently as it's plastic, and is brittle from the heat inside the computer all these years.

The H shaped bracket is just pried out far enough to clear, the tab of the Heatsink/Fan Assembly.

Once two tabs are released, the Heatsink/Fan Assembly can be tilted a little, and lifted up, and out.

This gives you a closer view of that Socket 478 bracket not installed,

(You can click on the photos to enlarge them)

I would like you to go here to Manual Shark, and download (Free) the Technical Reference Guide, for the HP Compaq D330 series of desktop computers

On this page above the large yellow - Manual Details heading is - Download. Left-click on Download.
(To the left of Download is an Adobe PDF icon)

This is a PDF file download. (The computer you are using now has Adobe Reader on it, which uses PDF files)
You may not see anything happening for up to 20 seconds.
Please be patient as the PDF file is downloading in the background.
Once it finishes downloading, the file will come up on your screen.

With this guide you'll see the Heatsink/Fan Assembly, and a closer look at how to remove it.
(Page 40)

Feb 23, 2010 | HP Compaq Business Desktop d330 Slim Tower

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I need a cpu fan what size does it take

It goes by which socket you have. I am an Intel connoisseur so my knowledge ends with Intel PCs.

If your processor is an early Intel Pentium 4, you will want a socket 478 CPU cooler.

If your processor is a late Intel Pentium 4 or Intel Core 2 Duo/Quad (~2ghz+) you will want a socket 775 CPU cooler. Luckily this socket is still in wide use and many can be found locally or online.

If your processor is an Intel Core i7, you will want a socket 1366 cooler.

Just go to a local PC store and ask for an LGA478, LGA775, or LGA1366 CPU heatsink.

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