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Replace CPU Heatsink and Fan

I need to replace the CPU heatsink and fan on my Veriton 3600G but don't know the specs for doing this? Can someone tell me what socket type etc so I can buy the right product that fits the 3600G.

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Go here:  https://secure3.tx.acer.com/FindSystem/FindSystem.aspx?title=Information%20About%20Your%20System

That should tell you all you need to know about your Acer (as a quick google of Veriton 3600 brought me to Acer).

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Really, you should go to the Newegg.com web site. It's very good and have competitive prices. You'll find great descriptions, plans, etc for your system. You can get your CPU heatsink in one day! Every component has specs to tell you what socket type and products that are compatible with a system.

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Okay as long as the heatsink fits it will work. socket type is for the processor. also dont forget the thermal paste. look up www.ribbitcomputers.com

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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.

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

Best of Luck

airoff (Alan)

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