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Help: Quiet PC Fan doesn't fit!

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by tryingtimes, Nov 4, 2001.

  1. tryingtimes

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    ok - I'm trying to put my HCPC together.
    I've put the PIII 1GHz FC-PGA chip into the ASUS TUSL2-C mobo.

    I've got the Quiet PC Radial fan and I'm trying to put it over the CPU.
    I've hooked one end over the plastic retaining hook and the other end (with the red thumb bit) is about 15mm away from reaching the other retaining hook.

    The amount of pressure needed to make the two meet would surely be too great!

    Can anyone help - are there different hieghts of Intel CPU?

    I've mailed Quiet PC but obvioously it's the weekend

    why oh why can't anything be straigtforward :(
    Alex
     
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    Have you fitted any CPU fan, before. I've always found it a stressful exercise because you have to exert sooo much effort to get the metal clips over the hooks.
    Have you another PC with fan you can compare it to?
     
  3. tryingtimes

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    I haven't done it before, no

    I'm typing at an amd athlon 700 from Mesh.
    Are you suggesting that I could meddle with the fan on there to see what kind of pressures are involved?

    I might give it a go

    Your comment about it always being a lot of pressure makes me feel as though I'm perhaps being a bit over-cautious.

    I guess it's £160 at stake though!

    It's all Arctic Silvered up as well so I should probably give it a go at some point today.

    What put me off was that some of the reviews of the fan say how easy it was to install!

    My impatience might get the better of me!
    What do you think?

    I've triple-checked that it's the right fan on the right slot-type.
     
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    Well, I just went for it
    It made a couple of creaks at first but then settled down and actually towards the end it felt a bit easier (I think the HSF base was flat on the cpu by that point).

    All seems fine - now on to the memory!

    Thanks Spectre
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    Know what you mean about heatsinks and fans. Always feels like you're going to put your fist through the mobo :eek:

    How quick were Quiet PC with your order?
    Yesterday I ordered the flower heatsink thingy along with the graphics card and northbridge heatsinks.

    HTPC should be quiet as a mouse once they're all on :)
     
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    My HTPCs are based on QuietPC components. You do need to exert a huge amount of force to fit these radial fans I'm afraid.

    You'll also find that you have to lever the catch out to make it connect properly. I would seriously advise that you do not do this unless you feel confident. You don't want to snap and piece of the M/B socket or the Fan itself let alone the chip.

    Regards Jenz.
     
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    Forgot to mention that on a recent fan I had to install - one with a silver metal n shaped clip (common, I think), I actually snapped the clip in half trying to put it in. Annoying.
     
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    Not as quick as some of the Overclocking stores I used
    It came about 3 working days after the order.

    I've got used to dealing with computer places that post out on the same day (and free!) so this felt a bit slow.

    I guess it's still not bad though.
    There's not really any alternative!

    So far I've been impressed by http://www.overclockers.co.uk and http://www.theoverclockingstore.com (the only place I could find a black 106s DVD).
    Less impressed by dabs and ebuyer (especially their email response times)
    Quiet PC take the middle ground.

    Hope your pc is nice and quiet - after I've got the thing up and running (still waiting for a graphics card from ebuyer) I'm going to try lining the inside of the case with sound deadening material (for high frequencies).
    I was going to go for round ide/floppy cables but so far I'm happy with the way I've got the flat ones to run.

    Good luck
    Alex
     
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    Don't bother buying round IDE cables. Just get a scalpel, and being very careful, cut down your current cables into bunches of 3-5 wires. Then tape round them. It may not look as neat as a cable you've paid for but when it's inside your case who cares?
     
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    Are bought ones made in the same way?
    If so I don't think I'll bother

    I noticed at the Manchester Hi-fi show that Ixos have started making computer cables - printer/usb I wonder if they do any internal ones?

    I'll have a look on the web later

    Cheers
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    I doubt they are made the same way but you end up with the same product.

    I'm a bit peed off this morning cos my Radeon card turned up and it doesn't have a fan anyway so the QuietPC heatsink I ordered for it isn't needed anymore :mad:
    I guess I'll hang on to it for future graphics cards.

    Having said that, the Radeon 7200 64Mb has improved my system no end. Swapped out the old Matrox G400, re-installed from scratch and away she goes.

    Really happy with my HTPC now. Got it recording from Sky with showshifter, playing DVD's and pumping out my MP3's through my amp. All remote controlled via my Pronto :cool:

    Come on guys. What do I do next?
     
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    Well - if I was in your position the next step would be to hide the OS and replace it with a GUI.
    Talisman is probably the easiest way but I'm currently looking into ways of getting fully animated, dynamic menus similar to the ones you would see on the best dvds (Tomorrow never dies springs to mind).

    It might not be possible without compromising dvd performance but I'll try in anyway - I feel duty bound!

    Got the computer running last night - not quite silent (Enermax PSU probably to blame) but I'm sure it will be unheard when it's in it's final position.

    OS install tonight with drivers
    Then it's on to the apps - (probably where it'll all go wrong!)

    Cheers Desmo
    Alex
     
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    I've had a quick look at Talisman before but cos the system wasn't up and running I never really got into it.
    Maybe it's time for another look.
     

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