Dimension 8300 and other heat sinks

Discussion in 'Dell' started by Ben Myers, Sep 4, 2010.

  1. Ben Myers

    Ben Myers Guest

    I just upgraded the CPU in a Dimension 8300 to a Pentium 3.0HT, and
    swiped the heat sink from a Dimension XPS Gen 2 system. It is the same
    heat sink with copper heat pipes used in the faster 3+GHz Dimension
    8300s. It is also the same as used in the Precision 360, Optiplex GX270
    (tower model), and newer Dimension XPS systems in the monster blue or
    black case. No surprise, as the motherboards all use the 875 chipset
    and they look more or less the same, and use identical mounting plates.
    The only difference is that some boards have integrated ADI sound and
    some do not.

    The CPU I took out was rated 2.6HT, and it had an all-aluminum heat sink.

    The fan-and-green-cowl for both types of heat sink is the same... Ben Myers
    Ben Myers, Sep 4, 2010
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    Bruce Varney Guest

    Useful info.... Bruce
    Bruce Varney, Sep 5, 2010
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    mc Guest

    I have my heat sink on order, I figure the 2.88 cpu 800fsb could use
    the copper heat sink.
    mc, Sep 5, 2010
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    Bruce Varney Guest

    The heat sink with the copper heat pipes will only fit one way round, that
    is the side with the copper pipe loops is towards the memory modules. If
    you try and install it the other way round the copper pipes will foul the
    capacitors that are lined up alongside the plastic frame.... Bruce
    Bruce Varney, Sep 9, 2010
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    mc Guest

    thanks for that info
    mc, Sep 9, 2010
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