Help removing heatsink


W

WhiteTea

I have a Dell Optiplex GX1 and I can not figure out how to remove the
heatsink.
P-3 733 Mhz

The heatsink has two large banks of cooling fins and a clip holding it
on.

Thanks.
 
Ad

Advertisements

P

Paul

WhiteTea said:
I have a Dell Optiplex GX1 and I can not figure out how to remove the
heatsink.
P-3 733 Mhz

The heatsink has two large banks of cooling fins and a clip holding it
on.

Thanks.
There is an "Upgrading the Microprocessor" section here.

http://support.dell.com/support/edocs/systems/ban_gx1/en/ref_ldt/options.htm

You'd pull the slot 1 processor from the socket first, and then
see what is holding the heatsink on. It could be plastic
push pins.

Paul
 
B

Bob Knowlden

There's an official method for removing an SECC2 heatsink:

ftp://download.intel.com/design/PentiumII/packtech/24445401.pdf

As this requires special tooling, I doubt that anyone still does it.

The heatsink is held on with plastic expanding pins. Amateurs remove them by
forcing them out by pushing with a drift. (People who haven't heard of a
drift use case screws.) There is some slight risk of damaging the PC board
in the PIII cartridge this way.

http://oc1.overclockers.com/index.php?option=com_content&view=article&id=415&catid=57:processors&Itemid=34
 
C

Conor

I have a Dell Optiplex GX1 and I can not figure out how to remove the
heatsink.
P-3 733 Mhz

The heatsink has two large banks of cooling fins and a clip holding it
on.
You won't do it without breaking it and you're not going to find an
aftermarket heatsink and fan. If it's because the fan has failed,
you're better off finding a fan that's the same size.
 
Ad

Advertisements

W

WhiteTea

You won't do it without breaking it and you're not going to find an
aftermarket heatsink and fan. If it's because the fan has failed,
you're better off finding a fan that's the same size.

--
Conor

I only please one person per day. Today is not your day. Tomorrow isn't
looking good either. - Scott Adams
Thanks to everyone for the responses.

I had quite an adventure.

Got heatsink off and found I had a removable chip.

Put chip back on and then monitor would not work.

I re-inserted RAM.

I cleaned up old heatsink paste and put on new.

Re-started computer and BIOS would only "halfway" complete.

Oops, I had forgotten to put heatsink on.

Ending: Things are running fine.

I give high marks to Dell for building in safety features for their
Optiplex G110. :)

Andy
 

Ask a Question

Want to reply to this thread or ask your own question?

You'll need to choose a username for the site, which only take a couple of moments. After that, you can post your question and our members will help you out.

Ask a Question

Top