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Gateway md2614u shut down

I would remove the heatsink and fan, clean the processor surfaces with methylated spirit or isopropanol, use new heatsink compound and that should fix your issue. Yes yes, heatsink pipe should get hot!

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Gateway nv 79

You will need to open the case and clean all the vents. Ideally remove the fan and heatsink and clean. Apply some fresh thermal paste to the processor and replace heatsink and fan. Also, try and use the machine on a hard, flat surface so there is a good airflow around the machine.

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My foxconn 45cmx motherboard dosn't want to start. There is no display, just continues short beeps. It will do that untill I switch it off. What may be the problem and hw can I fix it?

remove your computer covers and remove the memory from the slot and clean them with a clean cloth then remove the processor fan and clean them and apply a thin layer of heatsink solvent and fix them tightly to the socket and switch on the computer

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I need to replace the cooling fan and heatsink on my Gateway ML6720. I'm having trouble finding the part. If I can find it, can you tell me how to replace it?

The best thing you can do is replace the fan itself with a like kind of shape and size. I usually do this by going to a computer store with the old fan and matching it up with the ones they have in stock, or measure the size in milimeters and buy one on line. The fan is held on by 4 screws and it is much easier than trying to remove the heat-sink and take the chance of damaging the motherboard. You can just screw the new fan to the old heat-sink and you are done, plug it in and insure the fan is blowing in the right direction and you are done. Good Luck, RAC

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Chip set

Generally yes. But if Foxconn glued the heatsink on, then it is problematic at best.

Usually the chipset heatsinks are not glued but do use some type of thermal tape or paste that transfers heat to the heatsink. There are typically two plastic inserts or screws that go from the heatsink THRU the motherboard and come out on the other side. This will require you to remove the motherboard form the PC case to do this mod.

You remove the heatsink, clean up the contact area with 90+% isopropyl alchohol with a lint-free cloth until the original goo is removed. Put a small amount of your new thermal paste such as Arctic Silver 5 (AS5) (about the size of a grain of rice) and spread it even over the chip's contact area with a credit card edge or other straight plastic edge tool. Using a baggie over your finger, smear a very thin coating of AS5 (or other) onto the bottom of the new heatsink. Put it all back together again and you should be good to go.

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Looking for cpu fan or combo heatsink for a foxconn mother board

CPU heatsink/fans are usually sold as a unit at, as well as al other computer supply places. Fan and heatsink are specific and  must match CPU and socket.  

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Gateway mx6448

The biggest removable door held on by about 6 screws on the bottom of your laptop is what you need to remove. Once inside you will see your heatsink! Very easy to access, I wish you luck.

Mar 11, 2008 | Gateway MX6448 Notebook

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