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Hmm...the design in my dimension 4600 is weird. Dell put a heatsink over it and then there's a plastic "container" over it that is limiting the air to go directly out the fan. The thing is...that thing is crazy loud. <br />
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Is there a good fan/heasink for a 478 socket mobo? Anyone? <img src="/images/smilies/tongue.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Stick Out Tongue" class="inlineimg" /><br />
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One more thing I forgot about. I tried to use temp reading softwares to check the temp of the system but it wouldn't show up on Speedfan and for the Intel Analysis, it says I'm not using an Intel processor when It's a P4 2.8 Northwood. Is it because of the locked mobo?
 

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Dell!!!<br />
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That should be the answer to all of your problems... IT'S A DELL!!!!
 

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Off topic comment of my own....Dell's customer service is freaking horrible. It takes them 1-2 hours to get them to replace one of the parts...<br />
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now..back on topic. Should I just replace the back fan and heatsink or change the case and mobo and make life better. This is my mom's pc so I'll go the cheaper and easier way <img src="/images/smilies/biggrin.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Big Grin" class="inlineimg" />
 

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I assume you don't have a whole lot of room in that case, so to begin, I'd recommend a low profile cooler. I had a Northwood before, and they don't run that hot, and since you don't overclock, no really high-end cooler will be needed.<br />
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This would be my recommendation (had it myself on the northy):<br />
<a href="http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835118112" target="_blank">ZALMAN CNPS7000B-ALCU 92mm 2 Ball Cooling Fan - Retail </a> $29.99 + $5.64 shipping. <br />
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Like all coolers, be sure it'll fit.
 

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I am just wondering..is there anyway to mod the HSF that came with the E6600 so ti will fit on a 478 mobo...
 

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i had a dell 4600..im almost 99% positive you cannot put any aftermarket cooler on it..<br />
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and the 4600 motherboard does not have a temp sensor on it
 

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</div>your not wrong, i sent my brother a zalman 7000cu for his,and he couldn't use it as there is no plastic retention bracket and there were mosfet in the way too<img src="/images/smilies/frown.gif" border="0" alt="" title="Frown" class="inlineimg" />
 

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In that case, I'd either put up tight it (maybe some modding and cleaning will help?) or new case/mobo/cooler
 

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I have a new thought. Maybe I can add two of the small fans to the back of the case. Refer to <a href="http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/dim4600/en/4600/sm/techov.htm#1084976" target="_blank">http://support.dell.com/support/edoc...ov.htm#1084976</a> Look at the back and look at the bottom-right corner with all the dots in the picture. That's just an empty vent area with nothing there. Would it be a good idea to add two small fans there ?<br />
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I have no idea why Dell builds their systems in a way the fan in the back only cools the CPU's heatsink. [At least for my system]
 

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Dell uses proprietary mounting for the cooler. Even if you could mount it you would still have the noisy fan unless you want to run with no exhaust fan. Besides what's the point in even bothering if you can't overclock it anyway?
 

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My mom's going to be using it. So..the performance part isn't that important. But currently I have the side panel off and the fan runs at a slower speed. When I put the panel back on, the fan that cools the heatsink goes on turbo and goes ZZZZROOOOMMMMMm -_-
 

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those H/S fans are 92mm fans, i rip em out all the time, just buy a nice regular design 92mm fan and go to town.
 
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