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June 30, 2013 2:20:01 AM

Hello, I hope I posted this in the right section. My problem is that my CPU fan has stopped working. I am trying to find a replacement but am confused by sizes, sets, etc...

Here is a link to the computer I have http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

In one of the pictures you can see it. (the thermaltake fan.)

I live in a very rural area and the only thing close to me is a Staples. So I need to know what I should get from that retailer specifically.

Here is a link to Staples website: http://www.staples.com/Fans-Heat-Sinks-Cooling/cat_CL14...

I put urgent in the title because college classes will start in less than a month for me and I need my pc to do work. I don't have any friends that know this kind of stuff.

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June 30, 2013 2:26:53 AM

The AMD FX-Series FX-4130 is an AM3+ socket type cpu

That being the case, this fan should do the trick:
http://www.staples.com/Cooler-Master-RR-212E-20PK-R2-Co...

It's a little bigger than what you need, and more geared towards overclocking. It may require you to remove your motherboard to install it as well. I just don't see any better options on that site you give. Maybe someone else will find a smaller/easier fan than I was able to.

Better yet, ask the guys at staples if they have just a standard AM3+ socket cpu cooling fan.
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June 30, 2013 2:29:10 AM

Call Staples, make sure they carry CPU fans. Bring your broken Fan with you to match up the size if you don't know the dimensions.
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June 30, 2013 2:43:43 AM

your system is less than a year old you need to send it back to the shop, its still under warranty, so if you replace anything you will invalidate it. which means if anything else breaks you will have to pay for thee repair yourself instead of it being covered.
also ask that they pay post and packing charges as it is also covered under the warranty insurance.

also use NCIX if your in canada, they give good customer service and warranty cover.
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June 30, 2013 3:10:33 AM

+1HEXiT, only tamper with it as a last resort.
Difficult to tell the size but it'll come off easily enough, just undo the 4 Phillips screws and detach the connector.
Any fan of the correct size will work, but look for one with the correct motherboard connector otherwise you will probably have to plug it into a 4 pin Molex plug and it will run at full speed all the time.
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June 30, 2013 12:53:00 PM

I have had this computer for over a year now, so I'm not sure if its still under warranty. And how do you detach a connector?

My budget is only $1-20. This caught me at a bad time. :/ 
So I will look into a standard AM3+ Socket CPU cooling fan.

I really just need any replacement. (When school starts I can afford a really good one)
But if I really can't get a replacement for $1-20, I will try to get more money.

Also how do you know the heat sink is bad? I thought I just need to replace the fan but I don't know if I should replace the heat sink or not?
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June 30, 2013 1:55:45 PM

jackpapa said:
Also how do you know the heat sink is bad? I thought I just need to replace the fan but I don't know if I should replace the heat sink or not?


I don't. In fact, you can probably assume your heat sink is fine. I just assumed you were heading to staples in the next half hour, and the ONLY option I saw on that site you listed was the one I linked.

I hope they have your fan in stock, good luck!
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June 30, 2013 5:32:22 PM

jimthenagual said:
jackpapa said:
Also how do you know the heat sink is bad? I thought I just need to replace the fan but I don't know if I should replace the heat sink or not?


I don't. In fact, you can probably assume your heat sink is fine. I just assumed you were heading to staples in the next half hour, and the ONLY option I saw on that site you listed was the one I linked.

I hope they have your fan in stock, good luck!


ya, your right the heatsink is fine. I was just worried for nothing. and I think I will be able to buy that fan actually. (on July 2-4th) Thx to some plasma donations. ^^ I was just unsure about what one would costs. I was told $16-$20 but when I saw that one you linked I though I should get a little extra. (I would rather pay a little more to get something that lasts then one that will wear out sooner.)

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July 1, 2013 4:30:07 PM

Final Update: I have ordered the above fan+heatsink.

However like any other thread I start here I have learned alot from those that left comments, advice, oppions, etc...
I Thank all of you.
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