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Does this computer use socket 7?

Is this a socket 7 board? The "cyrix instead" 250mhz chip uses a very large heatsink and no fan... If I swap to a K6-2 AMD with twice the speed, will I be ahead on performance. It is new and has a small heatsink/fan securely attached.
Will there be a plugin point for the fan, since the present cpu does not have a fan?
BTW, before I replaced the original hard drive with a fast maxtor 20 gb model, the speed was barely tolerable... but now I can run aol, word, antivirus etc. with the doubled memory from stock... Now 128 mb. I plan to spend about 34 with shipping for Edge simms on sale, to max out at 384 MB...

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Re: does this computer use socket 7?

It would be helpful to have the model# of the board.

If you look on the board itself you can look for a 2 or 3 pronged connector coming off the board that is labeled fan.. Reguardless, if there are any fans in your case already then you can just buy a power splitter ( like this one ) and then hook it up that way.

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T5212 making fan grinding sound possibly from heatsink fan?

In My Humble Opinion, Heather, YOU can fix anything in your computer.

You have replaced a Power Supply, and added a graphics card.

1) The eMachines T5212 Desktop PC uses an Intel D102GGC2 motherboard,

The motherboard supports an LGA 775 processor socket,

Instead of the processor having the contact pins, as in the older Intel Pentium 4 processors (Socket 478), the LGA 775 processor socket has the contact pins.

After the page fully loads click on the third view down, and the left side.
This inside view shows the black rounded air duct, used on the processor fan.

Here is a replacement Heatsink/Fan combo,

It looks as though the unit comes apart. (unscrews)
If so you can just replace the fan itself.

IF not however, it means the finned aluminum Heatsink, AND fan remove.
In this case you have to THOROUGHLY clean the top of the Processor, and bottom of the Heatsink, and apply Thermal Paste properly.
I can guide you.

[ I know you have been following the proper procedures, but I would hate to learn later that you haven't been, and I didn't post;

Follow Anti-Static Precautions
Your body carries Static electricity. Static WILL fry out (Short Circuit), the delicate hardware components inside a computer.

Relieve your body of Static BEFORE working on your computer, or before taking those parts out of their anti-static bags, or cartons.

Computer on a table, computer Unplugged from power, computer case open;
TOUCH an unpainted surface, of the metal frame of the open computer case.
This action will relieve your body of Static.

IF you leave your computer in the middle of working on it, be SURE to Touch the metal frame again upon your return ]

Be sure to clean in-between the fins of the Heatsink, before installing the new fan.

Know you need to get a new computer?
Only if it fits your needs.

For myself it is internet, Youtube, Adobe Photoshop 7, and office programs.
My Pentium 4 HT, model 540j, (3.2GHz), 2GB's of ram memory, and an ATI Radeon 9250, does just fine.

If you are a gamer, and/or use 3D programs, and/or burn videos, then more 'power' is needed. IMHO.

Windows 7? Windows 8? Yeah, whatever.
I have Win7 on my new laptop.
Perhaps one day Windblows will catch up with Ubuntu and the Compiz windows manager, lol!

For additional questions please post in a Comment.


Intel Desktop Board D102GGC2 Product Guide - English (PDF)
= Motherboard manual in PDF file form.
(Adobe Reader uses PDF files)

Oct 20, 2012 | E-Machines T5212 PC Desktop

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What are the parts of desktop computers?

parts desktop computer are keyboard,mouse,monitor, and cpu which consist of motherboard,memory card,videocard,hard drive,processor,system fan and processor fan.

Aug 05, 2011 | PC Desktops

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My m.board is directly power on and not giving any display mother board model is via- vt82c686b

Bear with me as this will be lengthy.

You're looking at a VIA Southbridge chip.


The Northbridge chip, and Southbridge chip, make up the motherboard chipset.
(For the technology used in that motherboard)

In the motherboard diagram above, CPU stands for Central Processing Unit. Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short.

The Northbridge chip of the motherboard chipset, handles the faster processes of the computer.
The Southbridge chip handles the slower processes.

The Northbridge chip handles the Processor, Ram Memory, and high speed graphics.
High speed graphics being AGP, or PCI Express.

Not a graphics card inserted into a PCI slot, and not Integrated Graphics.

The Southbridge chip handles Integrated Graphics, or a graphics card inserted into a PCI slot, or any adapter card inserted into a PCI slot.
Anything to do with a PCI bus.

It also handles IDE devices such as an IDE harddrive, (Or harddrives), and IDE optical drive/s, (CD/DVD), plus SATA devices.

Plus it handles USB ports, an Ethernet port, and so on.
[The rest of the slower processes are detailed in the motherboard diagram]

The Northbridge chip on your motherboard will be under a Heatsink.
The Heatsink is glued on to the top of the chip.

(Chip and Chipset are slang terms for I.C.
Integrated Circuit)

This photo shows a typical motherboard, and the Heatsink on the Northbridge chip,

In the center of the photo you will see a square aluminum looking object, that has fins on it.
This is a Heatsink, and it's attached to the top of the Northbridge chip's case.

You can left-click on the photo to enlarge it. You can click twice.

(This Asus A8N-VM CSM motherboard, uses an Nvidia Northbridge chip, and an Nvidia Southbridge chip. The VIA chip you see is a Firewire controller chip. VT6307)

To your problem;

1) If your monitor cable is removable, remove it, and use a KNOWN to be good one. Check to see if it's a bad monitor cable.
If the monitor cable is not removable, use a Known to be good monitor, and it's cable.

2) The problem could be the Integrated Graphics on your motherboard. The GPU could be bad.
(Assuming you're not using a graphics card)

[ Integrated Graphics, and GPU:

GPU stands for Graphics Processing Unit. It is a chip.

The GPU could be soldered directly to the motherboard, or soldered to a removable adapter card.

Soldered to the motherboard = Integrated Graphics.
Another term used for Integrated Graphics is OnBoard graphics.
ON the motherBOARD.

Integrated graphics used on your motherboard, will have a blue VGA port that you plug your monitor into.
Newer motherboards will use either a VGA port, or a DVI port, (White), or both.

Soldered to a removable adapter card = Graphics Card.
Also known as a Video Card ]

The way you would test to see if Integrated Graphics is bad, on your motherboard, is to use a graphics card.

3) A VERY large percentage of computer problems is a bad Power Supply. Weak voltage power rail.

Has enough power to light LED lights, and spin fans, but not enough to turn the Processor on.

A) ALL of the LED lights combined use less than 1 Watt of power.

B) EACH fan uses 2 to 3 Watts

C) A typical Processor can use 51 to 125 Watts.
(Older Processor's, such as an Intel Pentium III for example, use less power)

No processor operating, No computer.
No computer = No Signal on the monitor.
No video signal.

Aug 15, 2010 | Toshiba PC Desktops

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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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HP 873N CPU fan error

Yes, It is possible to be a board problem much more likely to be a dust /dirt problem. I have not found anywhere to purchase the CPU fans by themselves.Would obve to be wrong on this one; seems that they are sold along with the heatsinks. My favorate is : Newegg. com  but another is:

All you will need to know is your CPU  socket number. You can look that up in tghe manual:
I provided a link to the HP manual for you computer below. I beleive,once opened , you wil see the dust and dirt which may have caused a failer of the CPU fan. Filters are available for the same websites as the fan/heatsinks.〈=en&cc=us

Feb 12, 2009 | HP Media Center PC 873n (P9875A#ABA) PC...

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Turns on, then shuts down before anything shows on monitor

Is there more than one fan inside the computer? Did you double-check the connection from the fan to the motherboard? Sometimes a computer will shut down if it doesn't sense that the fan is turning on, to prevent the computer from overheating.

Jul 25, 2008 | Compaq Presario S5100NX (E120866) PC...

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Mother Board part?

That's a toughie - what you're looking at is the CPU "heatsink", one of the most important components no one ever talks about. As you discovered, overheating the CPU will shut down the computer if you're lucky, otherwise it lets the "magic smoke" out of the CPU and fries it.

Each CPU has its own type of heatsink, and associated brackets. The easiest thing to do is probably buy a new heatsink, they cost from $ 5-10 and a whole lot easier than trying to find the brackets.

I just had a similar problem, and got one from newegg for $ 6 and free shipping.

What you need to know is the type of "socket" - essentially what CPU you have. Mine was a Celeron D, which is Socket 478. Newegg or others can help you figure out what you need.

The good news, and bad news is to replace the brackets, you need to take the motherboard out of the computer.

Step 1: Disconnect the power supply
Step 2: Carefully note the connectors, the pins and the colors.
Step 3: Take a deep breath, and
Step 4: Go slowly, and don't overtighten anything.

If that freaks you out, a local computer store can take care of this in a few minutes if you have the part, or they have it in stock.

Don't forget that between the CPU and the heatsink fan is the extremely important thermal paste or tape. It usually comes with the new heatsink, or costs a few dollars otherwise. You put this on the top of the CPU chip, then squish the heatsink down on it. It helps transfer the heat of the chip to the copper or aluminum base of the heatsink.

Hope that helps you, if not please post further comments. If it does, please rate my answer.

Best of Luck

airoff (Alan)

Jul 20, 2008 | PC Desktops

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Motherbooard for Compaq Presario sr1050nx

A7 indicates that it is a K7 series - a socket 462. Socket 7's were for the old Pentium 1's and AMD K5, and K6 I,II, and III series of pre-athalon processors. Socket 7 was also the last socket to see Cyrix chips.

Oct 15, 2006 | Compaq Presario SR1050NX (DW257A) PC...

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