Removing Heatsink from IBM Netvista desktop

September 27, 2011 at 16:14:29
Specs: Windows XP
I would like to upgrade the current heatsink/fan on my IBM Netvista (MT-M 8307-43U) P4 2.4GHz desktop computer. However, I'm having trouble removing the old heatsink (one with the screw-in mounting plates). How do I go about doing this?

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#1
September 27, 2011 at 18:15:10
Before you bother on such an old CPU, what are the temperature readings. You need to do this for a reason or it is not worth the bother. Your MB/system might be using non-standard heat sink mount which might make it very difficult to adapt many heat sinks to fit, especially if your is one of the older P4's on the socket 478. Use a program like Speedfan to read your internal temperatures and see if you really need to bother. I had one of those P4's, at 1.6GHz and swapped it out for a 2.6GHz and overclocked it to 3.4GHz (approx, I cannot remember exactly) and used the stock heat sink without any overheating problems. It ran well for 6 or 8 months until I built a newer system because I still wanted faster overall performance.
Another piece of advice, don't spend too much money upgrading a system that old, since you also won't be happy with it for too much longer either. Anything after IE6 will slow it down too much as well as most antivirus programs.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#2
September 27, 2011 at 20:45:29
See page 72 of this PDF:
http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pu...

"Anything after IE6 will slow it down too much as well as most antivirus programs"

He has a 2.4GHz P4, not a P166...lol. IE8 would easily run on that machine; I've even seen P4 systems run Chrome and IE9 on Win7 without difficulty. It all depends on the amount of RAM installed. 1GB would easily be enough for an XP system.

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#3
September 28, 2011 at 05:16:08
What is wrong with the stock HSF? Is the fan making noise? Unless there's a problem, I suggest you leave it alone. You'll gain nothing by upgrading it.

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#4
October 1, 2011 at 16:30:26
That's the main point, if it is not hot, not noisy, don't mess with it.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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