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my heatsink mount on my dell dimension 2350 (pentium 4 cpu socket 478) just broke causing on of the clips to pop off and the heasink to be displaced. causing a system shut down. I currently have the case open, sitting on its side, and the other clip is removed (to keep the thing flat). its running okay i guess, but i have no temperature monitoring devices on here for one.
for two, i need to replace that cheap plastic mount with something more sturdy.
id also like to know if there is a way to run a diagnostic test to see if something got botched on the board when the clip flew off (want to be sure something didnt short out).
About diagnostics: You can run e.g. SiSoft Sandra, perform tests and look if any parameters flow off the supposed values.
To monitor temps use EVEREST (http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html).
Do you need any help with searching for a new heatsink? :wve:
only temperature sensor i can find is for the Seagate HDD (which is at 39 degrees Celsius.
as for the heatsink, i can find one at tigerdirect for as low as $20, but i dont know if it will come with a mount, and if that mount will go on the dell motherboard. Im kinda loathe to replace with a dell part seeing as how cheap this one just turned out to be.
^ Look in the settings, there must be more sensors. Or use Motherboard Monitor (http://www.majorgeeks.com/download.php?det=311).
You can post a photo of the socket if you want any help with finding a good heatsink with the mount compatible. :)
motherboard monitor didnt have Dimension 2350 in the list of supported machines. It listed 2300 (but not Dimension 2300). So i chose that one. It reads 32 degrees Fahrenheit (which is way wrong since that is freezing temperature.)
Look for chipset type, not for MoBo type.
I'll look for some more monitoring progs if you need :)
Good news and bad news. Got a new heatsink finally,had to remove the mobo to install it. Everything is connected proper, i triple checked. No video appears when powered on. All fansand lights work, no error beeps. Tried onboard & pci, reset cmos w/jumpers...nada. Could i have screwed the mobo? I did notice somewhitish stuff near 1 of the thingies beside the cmos jumpers. I dont recall seeing itthere before. Ifthat is the problem, is it fixable? im on forum via cellphone. Took 1 hour to find this again. And 30 minutes to"type" all this. We need a wap friendly theme here. Serious replies in my pm please, so i can find easier.
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