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05-28-2011 08:59 AM
OK, Purchased and new HP 590T computer with the intel i990x extreme processor and it came with a cheap China CPU cooler on it. The computer seems to run just fine and I've had no problems with it at all.
I have a friend that just built a new machine and he purchased the retail version of the Intel i990X cpu and he gave me the intel cooler that came with it. This intel cooler looks a hundred times nicer and way better quality then the stock HP one.
How hard would it be for me to replace the stock cooler on the 590T with this original intel one?
It looks like I would have to remove the complete motherboard to get to the back to install the backplate.
The backside panel seems to be riveted on and removing this I still don't think I could get to the back of the motherboard.
Would this be a tough job to replace this cooler?
05-28-2011 10:58 PM
If the unit is still under a warranty I'd really leave it alone.
While the HP OEM fan might not be a nice looking or maybe as heavy duty, HP usually does a good job of providing a good quality part with a long life span.
Just for reference I have a nearly 10 yr old pavilion 7955 with the original CPU cooler (made in China) and it is still going perfectly!) Computer has been in daily use and left on for most of the day and evening, no problems. The fan is still perfectly quiet and doing a fine job.
05-29-2011 08:07 PM
The advice given to leave it alone if your PC is under warranty is solid.
If you are that concerned about heat inside your PC then you might want to consider a new cabinet that is wide enough to allow you to install a good heat sink. The Cooler Master 212+ is a top rated heat sink but it is fairly tall and you have to get at the back of the motherboard to get the back plates installed hence the reason for a new cabinet.
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05-30-2011 09:28 PM
Yea, It's only a couple of months old and has been working perfect.
I better just leave it as is.
Great running maching with that i990X and Solid State Drive.
Thank guys for the advice.