Sunday, 21 June 2009
Option 1: Installing the stock Heatsink
Black Edition AMD 6400+ package MAY or MAY NOT include the heatsink today. Also, this product is getting rare and it is probably difficult to get. Non black edition are included with stock fan definitely.
1) Even though you install the stock AMD fan into the system and start your computer, you will not be bothered with the fan noise. It is quiet enough.
2) Please look at the pic above and prepare them. You can see Thermal paste, CPU, Heatsink with fan, Dust cleaners and Mini Fan controller. This Mini Fan controller is not ''must have'' but for a bit of interest, you might want to use this device to control the speed of fans in the system. Mini Fan controller will slot into the Floppy Disk area nicely.
Also, You need to have a good thermal solutions and the cleaner (of the thermal grease) The ones that I use are :
a) OCZ Freeze
Akasa Thermal Compound (I found this effective too)
b) Akasa Tim Clean (with the toilet tissue)
Make sure you clean the current thermal grease before you apply a new one on the new AMD 6400+ cpu.
3) Open the cover, unscrew the shroud and remove it. Make sure you remove the cables beforehand so that it is easier to remove the dell heatsink shroud. Clean the dusts and finally, remove this bracket.
As shown in the pic, please ''Use Something'' to make a square hole so that the remaining part can be used to fit in the clipping hole of the heatsink.
You have to actually use the heatsink (clip hole area i mean..) to measure the length of that area and adjust the length until it fits into the clip hole firmly and not slippery.
4) Place this bracket on the other side as shown above and screw it firmly. Note that arrow is telling you to make sure AGAIN that part is the same length as the clip hole of your heatsink otherwise the heatsink will fall off. Apply the Thermal Grease on the NEW CPU. (Note: Please study yourself how to install the CPU if you don't know how.)
5) Place your heatsink. Make sure that the clip hole is secure. DON'T PUSH THE HEATSINK HARD otherwise the thermal paste will migrate out of the CPU area !!
6) Tie up the side hole of the heatsink and the ''motherboard heatsink hole'' with metal wire as shown above.
7) If you are still uncomfortable with this non standard procedure of clipping, add another security on the plastic arm, tie up or add another metal wire to make sure it doesn't unclip(one day). As this is not attached to the motherboard officially, you really need to watch for the cpu temperature just for precaution if something happens in future.
8)These are the final pics. Nice and clean. There are Plenty of other spaces left to Modify as you like.
No need to buy another heatsink(if this was included in your CPU Box)
Impressively cools down the CPU and quiet operation even the fan spins 100%
None at the moment