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ok well as most of us here, i am a broke college student, and will basically do anything to help my computer run cooler without breaking the bank. I'm especially a fan of free things. So lately I have been messing with the old computer here trying to cool it down as much as possible, today i was looking around my old computer parts and noticed that i had a 40mm fan left over that would work perfect on my northbridge. well i decided to try it, i have all the parts and i would love to see what it would do. i know that it would have worked better if i used a new sink on it, but i didn't want to take anything out of the computer. so here goes:

first you need the fan(pretty obvious right?):




now i decided that i should attach the fan with a little hot glue, it seems to be holding just fine and if i deiced to take it off, it will come off with a little pull.



now what you want to do is add glue to two corners, it does not need more. once you do that take it to the heat sink and stick it on. hold it there for a second until the glue sets.




once it is stuck on plug it in, i used a 3-pin to molex converter.





well thats it, pretty simple right. it seems to be working good, and i really would not see any downside to this mod. hope it helps someone.
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Did you know you can't hotlink large images from there? lol
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nope, how should i do it? just put links i can fix it
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If you are trying to link pictures, www.imageshack.us is probably your best bet. I've never used putfile but it looks like you have to use a special link they provide in that directory in the error msg.
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I agree with using imageshack. I find them the best and easiest...
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hows this? i have been using putfile forever so i'm used to its format, i hope this way that i got it now is good.
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hows this? i have been using putfile forever so i'm used to its format, i hope this way that i got it now is good.
works now, I can see a downside though, if the fan dies it might be hard to remove, without damaging the NB. Otherwise it looks like a good cheap mod.
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works now, I can see a downside though, if the fan dies it might be hard to remove, without damaging the NB. Otherwise it looks like a good cheap mod.
i already tried pulling it off just to see what happens, for me it popped right off, just a little twist. that's why i say only apply it to two corners not all four.
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Hmm interesting, might be harder to take off though if the glue has been sitting there for a few months.
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i'll give it a try in a few months and add to it.
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