QUOTE(Manny805 @ Jun 21 2006, 06:23 PM)
can u point me witch chip or where does the fan need to be hitting ? heres my mobo...
You will NOT be able to mount your DVD Drive back inside your case unless you do some modifications to the case or you can effectively relocate the fan to make everything fit back together.
This is for users with the 0110 Error Code. It may even help with other Error Codes but I wouldn't now that at the moment. This method is currently working perfectly for me.
Things you'll need:
Whatever tools you decide to use to take your case apart.
12v fan with some wire - Size is up to you. You won't be able to mount it inside that case because the DVD drive will get in your way.
VGA RAM Heatsinks with Thermal Tape.
Artic Silver 5
Dremel with a Cutoof Wheel or some type of cutting tool to cut the GPU heatsink.
Soldering Iron with some Solder - of course
Note: There are 4 small Washers between the GPU\CPU Heatsink post and the board. Be careful not to lose these.
If you do decide to try this. YOU ARE DOING THIS AT YOUR OWN RISK. So if you Screw Up it is nobody's fault but your own. Understood? Just because this method worked for me I am not go 100% guaranteeing that it will work for you.
Ok, first off if you are planning on re-doing your heatsinks with Arctic Silver 5 then you will need to remove both heatsinks. If you've done them already and would like to try this method as well than you'll just have to remove the GPU heatsink - The Big Shiny Flat Square On The Left - for those of you who have haven't the slightest clue which one is which. You know who you are. To remove the Heatsinks you'll need to flip over the board and you'll see to big X Brackets. Grab your small Flathead Screwdriver and place the tip of it in between the pin and the bracket on one of the outer tips of one of the X Brackets and Very Very Carefully pry the bracket outwards away from the pin. It's easier if you do this one side at a time instead of diagonally. Do the same for both X Brackets. Ok, if you got those off remove the Heatsink\Heatsinks and clean off all of the thermal paste that is on it. I used a Q Tip and some Alcohol for mine. Now I'm not sure how much it was that I cut off of the GPU Heatsink because I did not measure it. You can pretty much eyeball it to see how much you'll have to cutoff by looking at the 2 VGA Memory chips that are underneath it. DO NOT CUTOFF THE 2 SCREWS THAT HOLD THE HEATSINK TO THE BOARD. You'll want to have some VGA Ram Heatsinks available with some Thermal Tape on them to attach them to the 4 Ram Chips. Once that is done you may re-do your GPU Heatsink with the Artic Silver and mount it back on or you can wait til later. It's really up to you. If you decide to mount it back on be very careful when putting the X Bracket back on because you'll have to apply some pressure when doing so. Now if you have the 12v fan that you have chosen for this project you'll need your Soldering Iron so that you can wire it up to the board. For now I am using a fan from my stock P4 3.2g Processor Heatsink. Note: Until you have figured out the way you are going to mount your fan then you will just want to solder some wire to the board so that you can connect and disconnect your fan when needed. I have marked the location where I chose to get my 12v connection from on the board. Ok, now for the Ground Wire. You can ground it where I did mine or you can ground it in a different spot. It is up to you. For now your going to have to wait until you modify your case if you have not yet done so. If this works for you, then you'll have to just leave the fan sitting directly above the 4 chips like mine is right now. Now for the 4 chips that are on the bottom of the board I modified the metal casing that the board is sitting in. I cut out alot of the bottom of it but I did manage to leave the center intact so that I can still put those little black screws back in so that my Heatsinks cannot turn from side to side. Cutting this out allows more breathing room for these chips. I may end up cutting a window in the plastic part of the case and mount a fan directly over top of those as well. It may end up looking like crap in the end but at least I can still play it. That's basically all I did right now for the board. Unfortunately, I am still in the process of modifying my case so I can put my DVD drive back in and close it up. When I get some more time to finish it I'll try somehow to get some pictures up as I do not have a Digital Camera available. Any questions you have I'll try to answer them. Hope this works for anyone that decides to do this. Be Careful.This post has been edited by neoed30: Jun 22 2006, 12:30 PM