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thechronic    183

Okay guys, i need a bit of help here :)

I bought a AOpen i945GMm-HL IBJ-485 Socket M Motherboard.

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In it i have a Core 2 Duo T2250 which is a 1.73Ghz Processor.

Could i remove the Plastic mount instead put in a socket 775 fan? I tried a socket 478 fan but it wasn't keeping my processor anywhere near cool enough (idle at 70 degrees)

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patseguin    1,019

You should be able to. Most fan mounts are just clipped onto the motherboard. I remember removing the one from my Rampage III mobo and adding a liquid cooled fan. Try looking at Coolermaster or Thermaltake for compatible fans. 70 degrees is really very cool though, why do you think you need something better?

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ashpowell    81

I'm guessing he means degrees in Celsius

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thechronic    183

i mean Celsius yes. its practically cooking lol

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patseguin    1,019

Ah OK you said 70 degrees and automatically assumed Farenheit. USA is so behind in adopting the metric system. But yeah, if you buy one of those water cooling kits with will come with it's own mount.

This is what I have on my Core i7 extreme: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181016

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ashpowell    81

I also have the h80.. very easy to install.

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thechronic    183

Will it fit this motherboard though :s

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xendrome    4,446

Why not just get a good fan that fits for the proper socket?

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Geoffrey B.    1,414

i do not see that it would cause any harm however, the MB might not support the power the fan requires on the port not to mention it might not fit properly.

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Astra.Xtreme    2,135

It kind of leads me to believe the 478 heatsink wasn't seated properly. I don't really see any reason why the temp would be that high.

It was probably not clamped down firmly, or there wasn't enough fresh thermal paste on there.

Or if that heatsink is crappy, you could buy something like this: http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835106606

I'd give that a shot before trying to hack on a heatsink that isn't for that specific socket.

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