By: Tillmann (IP: 83.121.32.*)
Written on: 31-03-2005 14:49
the size of the plastic retention frame of the Socket 478 P4 CPUs is standardized; you should be able to replace the heatsink with another cooler which will fit the frame - no need to get the same model. Just make sure that the cooler you get actually uses the retention frame (some models are fixed using screws and don't need the frame).
However, if it's only the fan that failed, I suggest that you just replace the fan and keep the heatsink - the cheapest solution, and it's the least hassle.