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Loopy
18-01-2009, 06:18 PM
Okay, this is a dead simple enquiry - I'm just struggling to grapple with all the options available.

I need to replace the fan/heatsink on this Pentium 4, 3ghz, socket 478.

Can anyone recommend a decent replacement at a fair price (was hoping to sneak in below $50)?

Many thanks in advance

gary67
18-01-2009, 06:19 PM
You will need to know which CPU's your mobo will support

stormdragon
18-01-2009, 06:21 PM
Why does it need replacing? Has the fan failed, is it underpowered or what?

Original Intel one just over $20 (http://www.pbtech.co.nz/index.php?item=FANIT0804)

Loopy
18-01-2009, 06:25 PM
Why does it need replacing? Has the fan failed, is it underpowered or what?

My basic problem is that over the past couple of months it has become noisy as hell - now unbearably so. This (http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?item=FANIT0804) is what is currently in there.

EDIT: same one you linked to!

Am I needlessly dubious about buying the same one again?

stormdragon
18-01-2009, 06:28 PM
Bit more then you wanted to spend but really nice HSF (http://www.playtech.co.nz/product.php?action=showdetail&id=3388)


Am I needlessly dubious about buying the same one again?

The bearings on the current fan are probably past it resulting in the build up in noise.

How long has the current one lasted vs how long do you plan on keeping a 478.

Sweep
18-01-2009, 06:33 PM
My basic problem is that over the past couple of months it has become noisy as hell - now unbearably so. This (http://pbtech.co.nz/index.php?item=FANIT0804) is what is currently in there.

EDIT: same one you linked to!

Am I needlessly dubious about buying the same one again?

Well given the warranty and the price why are you dubious?
How long did you have the last one?

Loopy
18-01-2009, 06:53 PM
It's probably been about...5 years now? That's a guess - it belongs to someone else in the house, so I'm not sure on the details.

The bearings problems sounds pretty likely, so I'll grab the OEM one again.

Only remaining question is - does anyone know whether it will have the thermal paste pre-applied, or will I need to buy seperately?

stormdragon
18-01-2009, 07:25 PM
IIRC It should come with thermal paste

Sweep
18-01-2009, 08:52 PM
IIRC It should come with thermal paste

The new heatsink and fan may come with thermal paste.
They usually do.

After lifting the heatsink and fan I would suggest you clean the CPU very carefully before refitting the cooler.

Loopy
24-01-2009, 02:44 PM
Thanks guys - took old one out, cleaned with iso-prop alcohol, new one in - nice and calm PC again.