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Need a good CPU cooler with no installation of a new backplate

Greetings!

I currently have an Intel Core 2 Quad CPU that is an LGA 775 socket and I need a new CPU fan and heatsink that doesn't require a new backplate to be installed. Reason is because I can't remove the one that my motherboard comes with. So I need something that can simply screw in. Also, having four pins would be nice so I can take advantage of PWM.

Currently, I'm using a Thermaltake CL-P0497 and I've become intolerable of the noise.

Thanx!
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    hello... do you want to try just a new fan with it? or want whole new Heat sink and fan? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103070 an example... just cut the plastic hole wings off the top of the fan for fit, your current screws will work this way... search 92mm x 25 PWM/4 pin Fan. You could use a wider fan as long as you use the bottom Wing of screw holes of the Fan for mounting.
    Heres one at your Local OFFICE MAX? http://www.officemax.com/technology/peripherals/computer-processors/product-prod4110216?cm_mmc=Googlepla-_-Technology-_-DIY%20Computer%20Parts-_-Computer%20Cooling&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=23389138
  2. like IronSounds is suggesting a new fan to install would be the easier option than a heatsink
  3. Ironsounds said:
    hello... do you want to try just a new fan with it? or want whole new Heat sink and fan? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103070 an example... just cut the plastic hole wings off the top of the fan for fit, your current screws will work this way... search 92mm x 25 PWM/4 pin Fan. You could use a wider fan as long as you use the bottom Wing of screw holes of the Fan for mounting.
    Heres one at your Local OFFICE MAX? http://www.officemax.com/technology/peripherals/computer-processors/product-prod4110216?cm_mmc=Googlepla-_-Technology-_-DIY%20Computer%20Parts-_-Computer%20Cooling&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=23389138


    The fan doesn't seem to come off. I'd have to check it again to see if it simply screws off. But I think it would be easier to simply replace the heatsink and fan as a whole. It's also round shaped, so I'm not too sure how a square shaped fan will work out.
    Do you have any other ideas? Or should that work?
  4. hello... The fan i'm suggesting is round... and is 92 MM round... it's the Fan housing that is square... but the mounting holes would match your current needs.

    Yes i'm suggesting some creative thinking and some Hand work here for you to save some $$$ and some DO It Your Self satifaction... and also a part you could get locally.

    But there is NO Guarrante that what you buy... will have screws, to match the threads, to allow you re-use your backplate... such was the conditions of your request... I offered such a solution.
  5. Ironsounds said:
    hello... The fan i'm suggesting is round... and is 92 MM round... it's the Fan housing that is square... but the mounting holes would match your current needs.

    Yes i'm suggesting some creative thinking and some Hand work here for you to save some $$$ and some DO It Your Self satifaction... and also a part you could get locally.

    But there is NO Guarrante that what you buy... will have screws, to match the threads, to allow you re-use your backplate... such was the conditions of your request... I offered such a solution.


    Thanks for clarifying that. These are cheap, so if something does go wrong, I won't have any serious regrets. Thanks for the ideas! Also, here in Spokane, Washington we only have Best Buy, lol! Guess it's time for some newegging! ;)
  6. Best answer selected by cyanghost109.
  7. Ironsounds said:
    hello... do you want to try just a new fan with it? or want whole new Heat sink and fan? http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103070 an example... just cut the plastic hole wings off the top of the fan for fit, your current screws will work this way... search 92mm x 25 PWM/4 pin Fan. You could use a wider fan as long as you use the bottom Wing of screw holes of the Fan for mounting.
    Heres one at your Local OFFICE MAX? http://www.officemax.com/technology/peripherals/computer-processors/product-prod4110216?cm_mmc=Googlepla-_-Technology-_-DIY%20Computer%20Parts-_-Computer%20Cooling&ci_src=17588969&ci_sku=23389138

    Well, I tried that and that didn't go well. Long story short, I ended up destroying the entire heatsink and fan in the end.
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