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More like $65 when I looked before I decided to go 771.

Any idea if I could use the heat sink fan I have now id i didn't overclock it? I have the E6400. that would be a consideration if i have to add another $30.
I guess i don't know if the current fan will work with a Qxxxx or Xeon CPU.

Thanks.
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If you replace the heat sink you may have to turn off the cpu fan monitoring in your HP BIOS. Otherwise it will gave you a fan error every time you boot up your pc. Will either be F11 or "Ctrl" + F10 at boot.
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Any idea if I could use the heat sink fan I have now id i didn't overclock it? I have the E6400. that would be a consideration if i have to add another $30.
I guess i don't know if the current fan will work with a Qxxxx or Xeon CPU.

Thanks.
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Any idea if I could use the heat sink fan I have now id i didn't overclock it? I have the E6400. that would be a consideration if i have to add another $30.
I guess i don't know if the current fan will work with a Qxxxx or Xeon CPU.

Thanks.

Is it stock or aftermarket? and if aftermarket, what is it? The stock Intel coolers are a pain in the butt to reuse because of those damned plastic single use pins. The 4 core stock intel heatsinks had copper cores. If your heat sink has what looks alot like a big penny on the bottom you can use it.


For your own sanitiy's sake though I suggest buying some arctic cooling replacement pins. Their design is far far better than intel's. Reusing Intel pins generally involves a great deal of profanity and sometimes dental tools.

if it's just aluminum on the bottom you don;t want to reuse it for several reasons. One, it won't conduct heat well enough, but secondly, the fan with the all aluminum heats sinks generally isn't PWM, so it will make a lot of noise.
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Thanks. I went with the e8600. It was less expensive and the programs I use don't take advantage of more than 2 cores for sure. I'm on a buisness trip and can't touch the computer until the 22nd. So will have to wait until then about the cpu fan. It's all good cause this is something for me and the boy to do together. So if it goes bad no problem. It's an older computer.
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post #25 of 46
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Power supply wise I think I will be barely OK on a 300w model.

e8600 at 65W,
MOBO maybe 50W
Memory 4 Dimms at maybe 2w each so 4x2= 8 W
Asus GTS 450 106W
DVD 4W
HD 4W
SSD 4W
Fans x2 maybe 8W


So total should be about 250w
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post #26 of 46
sounds right. The PSU should peak a bit higher than 300w, and those wattages are all peak, so there should be some OC room in there too even.
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Power supplies aren't all the same (it's not just about the output capacity), so be very careful and ask for help selecting the new PSU. It's very important because everything in the computer is depending on the PSU for clean and stable power, and not all PSUs can deliver that. Some deliver power that's so unsafe that I wouldn't trust it for anything other than a doorstop or a huge paperweight.

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Power supplies aren't all the same (it's not just about the output capacity), so be very careful and ask for help selecting the new PSU. It's very important because everything in the computer is depending on the PSU for clean and stable power, and not all PSUs can deliver that. Some deliver power that's so unsafe that I wouldn't trust it for anything other than a doorstop or a huge paperweight.

^ this. I was assuming decet PSU was already taken care of. PSUs are one of the few places where brand is actually important. branding in memory for example has had no meaning for years.

the problem is a lot of companies farm out thir PSU production, so you don;t need to know who sells it as much as who made it. Corsair, for example has some excellent PSUs and some complete crap ones, It all depends on who the OEM was.

Shilka is Da'MAN when it comes to PSUs around here, so if you can get a suggestion out of him I'd follow it. From what I;ve read of his posts, the Corsair ax and hcg series are good, as well as just about anything seasonic or trupower. There are some brands that are critical to avoid as well. Diablotec for one. Expect to pay at least $40. You can get one for $10, but you do not want it.
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The thing is though, a person can't just go by brand names. It's best to go by the specific models and ignore the brand name. Almost every brand offers both good and bad models, so you really have to know what you're looking at.

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Copy. Thanks for the words.
It's a stock HP I bought 6 yrs ago (hard to believe). Specs from HP site.

It did just fine as a home theater PC and playing MS Flight Sim 2004. The 8500GT GPU died recently. Otherwise I haven't had a hint of a problem and haven't spent any $ on this system. So I just put $40 into an e8600 as an upgrade and thought that would go good with a GTS450 I also picked up similar.

What I forgot to consider was the CPU fan remove and replace.

Anyway. This review said "is ENERGY STAR qualified and features an 80 PLUS power supply". This article said "When under a heavy CineBench rendering load, the a6460t averaged at about 101W to 102W of power consumption." I think that was with a Q9300, 2gb memory, and a 8400 GeForce GPU.

So I was hoping it's going to survive a little longer. But I'm not adverse to spending say $50-100 on a PSU that I can use in my next system if needed. Even if I have to get a Noctua CPU fan that can go to the next system i guess that's cool too.

But we need to get a new AC system in the house so we are saving $ for that.

Maybe when I get home on the 22nd I can tell by the data on the PSU itself. I might get the kid to look this week and post what it says on the PSU>
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