That pesky ScktA CPU fan + Cooling ideas...
Hey all...I'm an amateur computer builder as I've only built one system completely on my own. I'd like some more power to it so I'm going for an upgrade.
My main concern with this is getting the CPU fan off. I had no problem getting it mounted the first time, but getting it off doesn't seem as simple. Since the motherboard is obviously in the case, I know I'll have trouble trying to reach in and get the clips unhooked. Any tips?
Another thing is the cooling solution I'll be using. I'll be using a 1.2 GHz Athlon with a Volcano II HS/F and one case fan. Should that be enough or should I go for a second case fan? Right now I'm using an 800 MHz Athlon in a ATX Mid Tower case with a cheap $9 fan and no case fans, and it's running a little too hot for comfort (for me anyway)
Thanks in advance.
If you're worried about doing damage, you can try one of these.
1: Remove the old PSU, before removing the hsf. Should give you a bit more room.
2: Remove the board completely from the case. Again this will give you the best access to the clips.
A little more work, but a lot better than damaging a clip.
Hope this helps, Justy.
You'll need at least one case fan intaking air in bottom front of case and one fan in upper back of case exhausting hot air. 80mm at least! I'd suggest much more, but give that a go. As you likely know, Athlons run hot!
Thanks all...I think what I'll try is to use a flathead screwdriver to get the big clip off. I'm too lazy to take the whole mobo out Maybe if I had a shred of common sense I would have tried that before asking...
Luckily there's room for two fans in my case, front and back like Brangwen said. I think I'll go for the two fan setup.
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