CPU Fan / LGA775 / P4 550

Hello,

I need to get a new CPU fan / heatsink for my P4 550 LGA775 which is mounted to an ASUS P5AD2-E Premium motherboard. I do not know how to determine the proper size or what other factors I may need to consider. I do know that I need a 4 pin connector.

The CPU fan that came with the CPU has little plastic "plugs", one sticking out the bottom of each mounting leg. I have noticed that many of the ones on NewEgg have only little metal looking rods, and also have some sort of bracket. I have no idea if all of this will match up with what I have or not.

Much appreciated
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  1. You can use coolers with the intel push-pin style mounting, such as the stock heatsink. Many enthusiast don't like this type of mounting because its a pain in the *** and it does not provide as much downward pressure as something with a screw-down, backplate style mounting.

    If you just want to replace what you already have these are quite popular:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134

    If you want something really nice (better cooling) you may want to consider this considering that its only a little bit more:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233003

    or, if you want something with a screw-down backplate:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835118020
  2. WEll most coolers list to what socket they can attach it. If it's going to support recent C2D mostof the time it will support your processor as well hence both uses the socket 775.
  3. halcyon said:
    If you just want to replace what you already have these are quite popular:

    http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835186134


    Ordered... thank you very, very much! I like the idea of NOT having to take the mb out to get this done, and this looks like it will perform much better than the stock one, though I wasn't having a problem... I just broke one of the dang little plastic plug tips trying to get it back in after a dedustification. Again, MUCH appreciated!
  4. Glad to help. You've gotta whatch that dedustifying. :)
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