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HELP! Re Zalman CNPS7000B on AMD socket 939

Discussion in 'Desktop & Laptop Computers Forum' started by Triggaaar, Sep 2, 2005.

  1. Triggaaar

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    I am soooo wound up right now.

    I've just bought this Zalman cooler, and upon opening, the instuctins tell me to fit a backplate to the motherboard. This would mean completely dis-assembling everything, to get the board out (hours & hours).

    For Pentium 478 boards, you use clip supports on the existing plat, and don't have to remove the motherboard.

    Is there a way I can fit this without taking everything apart, and killing someone?

    Thanks
     
  2. BenW

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    I's say take it apart and kill someone ;)

    Theres no other way to do it, same with almost all 939 coolers.

    It wont take hugely long time, just remove pci cards (Quick easy), disconnect power connectors and removemotherboard. Can leave the case light/power button pins plugged in if you only take it a little way out of the case.

    Should be a 30min job
     
  3. Triggaaar

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    Ahhhhhhhhhhhh!

    Will I need to do the same when my northbridge heatsink arrives, or should I do it all now that my std cooler is off, safe in the knowledge I won't have to do it again?
     
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    Nope, I'm afraid not
     
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    if mine had no backplate i wouldn't even want to blow on my pc for the fear of that huge copper circle ripping half the socket away with it.
     
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    "LAAA LAAA LAAA LAAA LAAA LAAA!"

    Blimey, look at that. Seems my original fan isn't so loud after all. Classifieds anyone?

    I will change it another time, when I'm moving my PC, and install the northbridge heatsink at the same time.

    Thanks guys.
     
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    Yep, you'll need to remove the motherboard to remove the heatsink.
     
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    oh and don't forget to place the motherboard in your freezer so that the glue on the Northbrodge heatsink breaks down and then you can take it off.

    When re-assembling allow several hours at room temp to avoid condensation shorting the board.

    Then reset the CMOS using a jumper and place the battery back in.

    You can now re-enter all the BIOS settings too.

    Having fun anyone.

    Cheers

    Rajiv:thumbsup:
     
  9. Triggaaar

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    As if anyone would forget that ;)
    You're kidding right? Is that for removing the standard fan that comes on my ASUS motherboard?
    That's if you put the motherboard in a freezer?
    Why would the CMOS need resetting? (note - this is all way above my head)

    Again, why?
     
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    ~I bought a Zalman Flower. The Asus premium board I bought already had a beckplane on so I used that.

    I would bite the bullet and fit it anyway. It's incredibly quiet! :smashin:
     
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    Mine does seem to have some sort of back plate that the original heatsink fitted on, but the mounting screws/bolts that come with the Zalman don't seem to fit tightly against the MB, so I think I'll have to take it all apart.
     
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    actually its not really a joke. It is one of the recommended ways of getting a glued down heatsink off. If the fan/heatsink assembly is screwed or clipped then its ok, but I know some stuff is glued down with thermal glue rather than thermal paste.

    The reason for taking the battery out is that in a freezer the battery will drain very quickly. If you like its trying to heat the CMOS RAM so the current flow is increased, that's why if you ever take a camera to cold places eg mountains you need lots of batteries

    Once the battery is out you'd need to redo the CMOS etc.

    Cheers

    Rajiv
     

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