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I have an HP Elite 480t. (hpe-480t) and i think i need a new cpu fan. how in the world do i know which one to buy?
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Out of sheer curiosity, what temperature is it running at without the fan?  And how much are you looking to spend on a fan?
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
the fan still turns just sometimes when i start it it says it failed...this is a screen shot 1111 by SuicideBySafetyPin
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Flowermaniacs Featured By Owner Apr 26, 2017
It„s a virus! Reinstall the Windows again! Sorry 4 u!
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Apr 17, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
What do the temperatures jump to when you're rendering something?
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Apr 18, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
hahaha i am too afraid to try
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Skookers Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
Hi there, CPU fans come in a few sizes there should be a size on the CPU fan itself. If not feel free to send me a picture of your CPU and I can help. Fans don't really die often, if you're having issues with thermal throttling it's best to try and clean dust from the heat sink itself, close background applications, or if your suspicions are true replace your fan and possibly your heat sink all-together. As Fractal has stated there is a "grease" that's the thermal paste, it helps heat flow from your CPU cores to your heat sink and then your fans distribute the heat. If you take the heat sink off, I highly recommend you clean away the old thermal paste and apply new. I however do not recommend getting a new CPU, yours is great, and if you had to replace it your computer would only boot with a BIOS, if that. I don't even recommend you try and remove your current CPU as it has thousands of very flimsy pins in the back of it, and bending them is an absolute nightmare. Don't remove your CPU, it's unnecessary and risky.
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i am not exactly sure what is going on with my computer....and i am a "technical" newbie at best. so here is how this went. a few years ago my computer was making a terrible noise...i took it to a shop and they said that it was my graphics card...they installed a new one, cost me $130, and it worked great...the dude said "you could have done this yourself" so yeah....thanks...anyway....a few months ago the same noise started up and one game i play would shut my monitor off...not the whole computer just the monitor...so i took a huge leap and replaced the video card myself...holy i was scared i would mess something up...but i did it....now sometimes when i turn my computer on it says.."cpu fan has failed, to avoid damage this computer will shut down. have computer serviced as soon as possible to avoid further damage." it's only at start-up and not all the time...i took the cover off and tried to clean as good as i could in there but it's really dirty....that seemed to help and i have not gotten the whole cpu fan failed message for many times i started it so......HOWEVER, it seems like when i browse or move to a new site it's so slow i can't stand it....i do a regular cleaning and scans, i have never had issues with viruses....so i am just worried that it's gonna die and i will loose all of my fractal params and pictures on here.....i am a poor working person with not money to spend on repairs ....blah blah blah LMAO i really didn't mean to go on and on here...honestly this computer connection is my life and i don't want to even think about being without it
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Skookers Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017
No problem, would you mind possibly sending me a picture of the inside of your case, I need to see the hardware, a closeup of the CPU fan, heatsink and a picture showing all of the hardware you have. Be sure to turn the computer off and unplug it for safety. :)
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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ArtOfLenoraClark Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you see below the fan? Is it sitting up on pipes?
You honestly could get away with just buying a fan and remove the one that is on there now. You would want to measure it to know what fan.
And if you have to pull the whole thing of you should by thermal paste also.
Newegg.com has this complete replacement: Link
It states it has a 120mm fan. If that is the size of your fan you can buy that for $7.99 and thermal paste is roughly $7.
Once you remove the CPU fan you wipe the top of the CPU to clean it. Then you put the new thermal paste on the CPU and then mount the fan.
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh gawd! LOL ok so i have to measure it...i can do that....i will have the weekend to work on this....i had to turn my computer off and on 5 times last night before it would start :( i am really getting worried i will totally break it
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ArtOfLenoraClark Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
my guess is the 120mm fan which measures 4 inches. The one on it now should have 4 screws to take it off. Use those to screw on the new one and plug it back on the motherboard where you took the old one off from. It's really not hard.
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i am gonna try it...i will order one tomorrow and see where it takes me...thank you so much!
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok i will have to do that in the morning...thanks so much for taking the time..
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ArtOfLenoraClark Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
You need to know what processor you have in your desktop to get the correct CPU fan.
Go to Control Panel>System. When that opens up you will see in the center a section called system. You will find your processor there.
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When you know what processor is in your computer you can search for fans for that processor.
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok so mine says i7 cpu @2.80 GHZ
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ArtOfLenoraClark Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you take a picture of it?
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Apr 14, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Apr 13, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
yep i am gonna take a pic in the morning ;)
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fractal2cry Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
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idea of what u r facing wish u were closer i would get it done for you
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fractal2cry Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
it might be easier to replace whole cpu w/new fan as you might have to reseat cpu w/grease sometimes when trying to remove fan
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
great...so i should probably get it professionally done?
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fractal2cry Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017
i think u would get ripped off seeing a new desktop can be $300
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Rozrr Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
It depends on how much hardware you are running, as you do art I would go for a fairly powerful one, also look at the specs on the old one...

This could be useful... 
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
i don't know what you mean by "how much hardware you are running" :(
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Rozrr Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Professional Digital Artist
Graphic card, a powerful one takes more power. Have you got a printer attached etc.? I know it doesn't all run at the same time but anything that needs extra power is a strain on the power supply... If what you are running has caused the strain then you need one with a higher voltage capacity... It tells you on the installed one what it is... If it says 450volts then buy a 750 volt one. Hope that is clearer...
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SuicideBySafetyPin Featured By Owner Apr 12, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
ok thank you so so much!
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