GT5408 has noisey heat sink fan

Discussion in 'Gateway' started by SadMouse, Oct 15, 2010.

  1. SadMouse

    SadMouse Guest

    At first I thought it was the case fan, but after opening the case,
    I've narrowed it down to the heatsink fan. I can't find the dimensions
    anywhere. Not listed in the specs. It's a socket LGA775 Intel 945G,
    Core 2 Duo -- . Active heatsink PN# 8016097ravc It has a 4 pin
    connector. I have nothing here at the office to measure mm. Is it
    80mm? 90? 95? Doesn't really look like a 120mm.

    I need to know the dimensions so I can find a (simple and easy)
    replacement. anyone have any suggestions for a good/simple replacement
    fan or heatsink w/fan?

    Thanks for any help.
    SadMouse, Oct 15, 2010
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  2. SadMouse

    Ben Myers Guest

    Also, be careful which type of heat sink/fan you buy. I doubt that
    Gateway uses a standard Intel one. These are a real pain-in-the-ass to

    Consistent with older Gateway models, you will probably find a 3rd party
    heat sink/fan, and it probably attaches with some sort of clips to a
    mounting bracket on the motherboard. If you can match the make and
    model with a replacement, that is best. But there are probably other
    alternatives available... Ben Myers
    Ben Myers, Oct 16, 2010
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  3. SadMouse

    SadMouse Guest

    Thank you both. I'd forgotten about simply converting inches to mm
    while at work (phone ringing, customers coming in, the boss needing
    this or that done, the office cat walking thru the open computer case,
    etc... LOL). And after looking at this heatsink more closely, and also
    looking at what's available from online vendors, it will be much
    easier to buy a new old stock replacement heatsink w/fan.

    I know just enough about computers to be dangerous, and I don't feel
    comfortable having to install something that installs differently
    (clips and such) or might otherwise need modifications to get it all
    up and running smoothly.

    Thank you again.
    SadMouse, Oct 16, 2010
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