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Dimension 8200 Upgrade Heat Sink Problem

Greetings, I have recently upgraded my Dimension 8200 microprocessor from a P4 1.8 Ghz to a P4 2.4 Ghz. I used the Intel retail box upgrade which comes with a new heat sink and fan. Everything went smoothly except that the new heat sink is a little to wide and will not fit down inside of the plastic rails on the M/B. The new fan supplied will not work with the OEM Dell heatsink which came with the unit. Anyone else encountered this issue? Comments appreciated. How do I replace the heatsink fan for a dell dimension 8200?

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You can contact online for techsupport at dell at www.support.dell.com this a live tech support session totally free they have helped me out numerous times keep me posted on how this goes ok best regards mike

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Did you receive a VRM with the the PRC upgrade kit? And have you installed it?

The following items are/should be included in a microprocessor upgrade kit:
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Check PE1600sc Microprocessor Upgrade Installation Guide - http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/pe1600sc/multlang/proc/9D904A05.pdf

Let me know how you get on

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