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post #11 of 30
Well its height installed is about the width of a standard size PSU. Just barely under.

Edit: Also if the fan doesn't clear over the RAM just place the fan behind the heatsink. "Pulling" air instead of "pushing" it.
    
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Thanks aksthem! I will order the TX3 and see if it fits! If it fits, great! If it doesn't I will get something else! Most likely the Freezer 7
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I just noticed that my current fan has a four pin connector. Can someone tell me what kind of plug the TX3 has?
post #15 of 30
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Originally Posted by fishymamba;13360791 
I just noticed that my current fan has a four pin connector. Can someone tell me what kind of plug the TX3 has?

It will probably have a 3 pin, but it doesn't matter, as they're all compatible. smile.gif
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Originally Posted by Jyr;13360882 
It will probably have a 3 pin, but it doesn't matter, as they're all compatible. smile.gif

Thanks! But will the fan always stay at full RPM? My old fan got faster as temps rose. Is this what the fourth wire is for?
post #17 of 30
It uses a 4 pin PWM connector and heatsink supports LGA 1156 and 775 sockets. Your i7 uses an LGA 1156 socket.

I don't even know why Intel couldn't even make 1156 with the same mounting hole size. The CPUs are the same size as 775 CPUs. The socket is just slightly bigger. :|

Edit: Yeah, that's what the 4th wire is essentially for. It will spin up faster as it gets hotter. It won't be as loud as the stock cooler, but it will get pretty noisy at full speed.
    
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post #18 of 30
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Thank you! I just ordered it. I hope it fits!
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Hey Fish. Go to User CP at the top of the screen then go to add sytem and put in your system specs. this will help people that are helping with any questions you have help you better. Don't forget to name the computer what brand of Dell it is too.
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post #20 of 30
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Well it's on its way! Hopefully it will work with the i7 processor I have(it does not say online that it will). Will post results when I get it. (if it fits)
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