A cooler made of copper is recommended, since this material is a very efficient heat conductor. You should know your processor's socket type when buying a cooler. You have a choice of two types of cooler - one suitable for both Socket A/462 and Socket 370, or one just for Socket 423 (Pentium 4).
Make sure that the cooler is in the correct position. Here is the cooler about to be connected with the socket.
Clips fix the cooler to the socket. This applies to Socket A/462 (AMD) and Socket 370 (Pentium III and C3).
- Guidelines For Building Your Own PC
- Opening The Empty Case
- Fitting The Motherboard
- Installing The CPU And Cooler
- Don't Forget To Use Thermal Paste Or A Thermal Pad
- Mounting The Cooler
- Fan Power Connection
- Installing The RAM
- Graphics, Sound And Network
- Installing The Hard Disk And Floppy
- Installing The CD-ROM Drive
- Connecting The Ribbon Cables
- Drive Power Connectors
- Front Panel Connections