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Is your old Celeron cooler ready for the dumpster?

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All started when my brother's ASUS H61 motherboard died and I got his Celeron G540 (socket 1155). I also had an mITX case with a dead custom PSU that I don't intend to fix (Hantol HC ITX02).


He now needs another PC in his bookshop, so, I decided to buy a cheap mITX 1155 socket motherboard that would use an External power brick. And I found a great deal on a Lenovo m91p motherboard @ 22$ plus shipping. Or so I thought. This motherboard uses non reference cooler holes making it impossible to fit the stock Intel cooler (or any other cooler that I had laying around and would fit the case).

 

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So I decided to use the old cooler from a Celeron D 330 (2.66GHz) a friend gave me after his motherboard died...

 

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It seems to have a big amount of aluminum in the middle and have aluminum fins... It just needed some trimming on the side cause there are some capacitors.

 

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I kind of hooked it on the motherboard using an 14" fan protector I got from a dead Thermaltake and some M3 screws and nuts.

 

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Add  some MX2 the old stock Intel cooler on top of it and the results where ~ 26C @ idle and ~52C @ full load (using stress on Fedora 22). Pretty solid!

 

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I then decided to add an silent 92mm Scythe fan and the results where even better ~20-21C @ idle and ~ 45C @ full load...

 

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I lastly tried to use it passively, after an hour idle temperature was merely @ 66C and It took 30min of full load for the temperature to reach 100C.

 

This means that I can probably run it with one or two case fans only. This will be tested.

 

The results show that the old Celeron's D (73W rated TDP) had some pretty solid cooling solutions, that you may want to mod and use for cheap projects like this.
I don't have an 1155 4C to test, but i am pretty sure that this cooler would outperform even the Copper Intel stock cooler shipped with these CPUs.

 

More pictures with subs...

http://imgur.com/a/DbOLW

Edited by timohour

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