Solved Heatsink connections Tags: CPUs Heatsinks Fan Last response: January 16, 2010 8:07 PM in CPUs Share jproaster January 15, 2010 7:58:47 PM The broken heatsink fan connects with long screws. The replacement has pushpin action. Will this work? More about : heatsink connections | E-mail me updates | Report abuse Register or log in to remove aford10 CPUs Expert January 15, 2010 8:08:07 PM As long as it's compatible with your socket, yes, it will work fine. Stock intel CPU fans always come with that push pin style. | Report abuse jproaster January 15, 2010 8:44:40 PM Thanks aford10. it is supposed to fit the 775 socket. jp | Report abuse aford10 CPUs Expert January 15, 2010 8:53:57 PM If you have to start adjusting the fan, pulling the prongs up and down repeatedly, be careful. Those prongs at the bottom are cheap and bend. Once they bend and start to warp, they can be a huge pain. | Report abuse jproaster January 16, 2010 3:13:25 PM Well. I didn't try to change thefan. There are four prongs on the MB and only three holes in the fan's connector. Sounds like I have the wrong fan? jp Update: Found out that the connector fits in a certain configuration. Hopefully this isn't bad. | Report abuse Best solution ekoostik CPUs Expert January 16, 2010 8:07:03 PM If you have any more questions, it will help to tell us the motherboard and the HSF. | Report abuse Register or log in to remove Ask the community Publish Tom's Hardware>Forum>CPUs>Heatsink connections> Related ressources: ForumPC Not Working after installing new heatsink ForumCPU light on, no display, new heatsink ForumTwo different types of heatsink fans on the same CPU connecter? ForumCPU heatsink fan speeds up without major increase in temps ForumSimple and Free Guide to Removing Malware ForumSimple and Free Guide to Removing Malware ForumUnderstanding options for Socket 775 heatsink /fan mounting ForumHeatsink fan sporadically reports it's not spinning ForumDell Studio XPS 16 Heatsink fan trouble ForumTook the CPU out to clean the heatsink , and now the computer doesnt bo ForumHeatsink Installation, Latches are uneven (AMD) ForumLoose northbridge heatsink ForumCleaning CPU fan/ heatsink ForumLooking for replacement Twin Frozr II Fan or Twin Frozr Heatsink ForumApply thermal paste to heat-sink fan? ForumCPU Cooler/ Heatsink suggestion ForumNeed i7 M.board With Connections For Front USB & Mem Card Reader ForumReplaced heatsink now wont boot!??? ForumHeatsink fans restart about ever 10 seconds, no boot ForumPSU Help More resources Read discussions in other CPUs categories AMD Intel Intel i5 Intel i7 Phenom Cooling Performance !