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I have a Gateway MDP E4100 Motherboard Socket 478 +P4 2.8GHz CPU that is prone to overheating. Where can i get a revised/improved heat sink fo it?

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  • DB Corbett
    DB Corbett Oct 08, 2009

    No, that's the original MB with the same heatsink I have... As I clearly said in the request, I am looking for a revised/improved heat sink, not a replacement MB with the same heatsink!

    Dave

  • DB Corbett
    DB Corbett Oct 08, 2009

    That is much more helpful although your wording makes it difficult to tell if you are saying the 778 or the 475's are better, I think you are recommending the 475's, correct?

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Hi,

You can buy it from :-

http://cgi.ebay.com/Gateway-E4100-Motherboard-MPGA478B-With-Heatsink_W0QQitemZ390102160508QQcmdZViewItemQQptZMotherboards?hash=item5ad3e6947c

Any further help, let me know.

Hope i helped you.

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Posted on Oct 08, 2009

  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Oct 08, 2009

    Thanks for your response!!

    P4 tend to run very hot anyway...it's very important that the HSF is installed properly. There are people who have used 775 as well instead of 478 but, of not much help.

    Here's an assortment of S478 HSF's but they're kinda pricey:
    http://www.svc.com/penivcool.html
    Here's some more:
    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...
    And here's some cheapies:
    http://www.geeks.com/products_sc.as...

    Let me know, if need further assistance.

    Hope i helped you.

    Thanks for using ' Fixya ' and have a nice day!!



  • taran_2005
    taran_2005 Oct 08, 2009

    Thanks for your response!!

    As i said above, Original Heat Sink is much better. No doubt you could use a substitute but it would not help very much. What i recommend people would to choose any of the above options like a cooler.

    Thanks.


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