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Replacement CPU fan for Gateway Computer

Gateway referred me to this site for a CPU fan for my Gateway computer. Seriel # 1098402815.

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  • Canaan Hoffman
    Canaan Hoffman May 11, 2010

    Serial wont help much. Can you tell me what brand and type of computer you have.
    The CPU fan depends on ur CPU socket size.


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SOURCE: CPU fan not working computer

Its possible that the Motherboard connector for the fan is not putting out power. there are CPU fans that use a standard 4pin Molex connector, that is what I would suggest you use.

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We have a desktop computer((Model: GATEWAY 838GM) misplace the ADAPTER for the CPU which one to get please thanks


sallyduby we may have some confusion here.

CPU = Central Processing Unit. Another term used is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short.

CPU does not refer to a Personal Computer. At least not since the 1960's, and not unless you wish to confuse someone with the wrong reference. ;)

This is Gateway Support > Gateway 838GM Desktop PC > Main Support page,

http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/R/5389/5389nv.shtml

In the list click on Components.

A) There is no adapter device for the CD drive, or DVD drive, unless this is a mistaken reference to the flat ribbon data cable

B) There is no adapter device for the Harddrive, unless this is a mistaken reference to the SATA data cable that connects the SATA harddrive to the motherboard.

C) There IS possibly an adapter for the Keyboard, if you are using a Keyboard with a USB connector on the end of the cable, and are not using the original Keyboard that has a PS/2 connector.

Example;

http://www.directron.com/freeusbps2.html

D) There is no adapter for the Media Card Reader, unless this is a mistaken reference to the data cable that connects the Media Card Reader to the motherboard.

E) There are no adapters for the Ram Memory module/s.

F) There are no adapters for the Modem. The Modem plugs straight into the motherboard.

G) There are no adapters for the Motherboard, unless a USB mouse, or again a USB keyboard, is being used.
The same style of adapter for the USB Keyboard will also work for a USB mouse.

H) There is no adapter for the Power Supply, unless this is a reference to a power cable adapter that could go to a computer case fan, from a 4-pin standard Peripheral power cable.

http://www.playtool.com/pages/psuconnectors/connectors.html#peripheral

(The 4-pin standard Peripheral power cable, and it's connector, are shown in the middle photo.
The Harddrive example/s shown is an IDE {PATA} harddrive. This style of Harddrive uses a 4-pin standard Peripheral power cable)

I) There is no adapter for the Intel Pentium 4 CPU {Processor} (3.0GHz, 800MHz FSB)

The motherboard has an LGA 775 processor socket.
The Processor has the socket holes, while the processor socket has the pins.
775 socket holes, 775 pins.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/LGA_775

Unless this is a mistaken reference to the Fan/Heatsink combo that sits on top of the CPU.

Typical Fan/Heatsink combo example of Processors (CPU's) using an LGA 775 processor socket,

http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=2943299&CatId=493

(Except the Gateway version is square)

J) No adapter for the Speakers unless I am mistaken.

Post back in a Comment, and give at least a general description of the adapter you are referencing to.

Regards,
joecoolvette

Dec 12, 2010 | Gateway 838GM (RB838GM) PC Desktop

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Can I replace the CPU fan on my Gateway 2625


Yes you can as long as you know how to take it apart. There are no user access compartments like the RAMs, to remove it without taking the whole thing apart.

Oct 28, 2010 | Gateway (8005615) CPU Heatsink & Fan

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At start up the message says cooling fan not working properly computer is halted....changed both fan and blower, and still get same message


Did you remove the CPU heatsink and refit it using thermal paste, then refit the power to the header on the motherboard. This is usually the fan it refers to

Aug 31, 2010 | Gateway Profile 5.5 PC Desktop

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When i open my pc this message displayed and the computer stop the cpu fan is absent or broken


The CPU fan has obviously failed. You should be able to source a replacement from a good computer shop. Worth trying a warranty replacement from Gateway though.

Jun 12, 2010 | Gateway Profile 3 PC Desktop

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Ijust replaced the cpu fan and now the computer won't boot - it just flashes the gateway logo


make sure that the power reqs for the fan are the same as one you replaced and make sure that the new fan is the same prong (3 or 4). Also make absolutely sure you plugged the new fan power supply inti the CPU fan slot

Apr 15, 2009 | Computers & Internet

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I have a gateway profile 3 the cpu fan wont come on it gives warning fan absent or broken and wont to go no farther.


First make sure that the CPU fan is properly connected to the motherboard. There is a connector on the motherboard that is usually labeled CPU_FAN.

If the fan is properly connected, but isn't working, a replacement can be purchased for a reasonable price. Check with Gateway or your local computer supply shop and they will be able to help you find the right fan assembly for your CPU.

Hope this helps. Please take a moment to rate this solution. Thanks.

Mar 11, 2009 | Gateway Profile 3 PC Desktop

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I need to know which fan i need for my pc


This heatsink & fan assembly is the replacement for the Gateway 500SE & E-machine systems.
http://www.skyline-eng.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=product.display&Product_ID=5564
Under the window: Search by Machine click the dropdown menue & choose as follows.
Type: Gateway Desktop Parts
Series: 500
Model: Gateway 500SE Parts
Than click submit.
Click, Cooling Fan.
More socket 478 CPU fans.
http://www.geeks.com/details.asp?invtid=CR099&cat=FAN

http://www.pacificgeek.com/product.asp?c=238&s=997&ID=39966&P=F
Most CPU fans come with the heatsink. Try not to buy a fan that comes with a grill over it. That slows the fan down & makes the fan work harder.

Good luck!

Mike

Jul 28, 2008 | Computers & Internet

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