What's that connector on the 6500 board?

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Hey!

I was just wondering if anyone knows what the white connector underneath the cache slot is for? The CPU fan uses its own connector 'above' the cache slot? It's a three-pin connector. Any clues? Cheers!

BeniD82

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Can you post a picture?

Can you post a picture?

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My digital camera isn't worth

My digital camera isn't worth a flip, but I hope this will be well enough to see anyways - it's a three-pin connector (encircled red) close to the CUDA switch.

Here's the snapshot:

P.S.: This (obviously) isn't the original heatsink. My old CPU fan started to give off some really unholy noises a while back so I figured rather than buying a new fan from Radioshack for $5,- I might as well spend $7,- and get a great ThermalTake heatsink combo; 15 CFM, good noise quality and not to forget to mention, especially spiffy-looking. I think its original intend was for video and PC chipset cooling, works nicely on the PPC603 though. Anyways...

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Spiffy indeed

The best place to ask your question would probably be here:

http://www.voy.com/8627/

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Where did you get the ThermalTake heatsink combo?

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They still had it (heatsink)

They still had it (heatsink) at my local computer store (not Radioshack), but I'm quite sure you could also find it online.

BeniD82

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another heatsink question

Is that the original 6500 clip holding the heatsink in place? If so, did you have to make any modifications to the heatsink to accommodate the clip? Or is that the thermaltake clip, and did you have to make modifications to the clip in order for it to match the holes on the motherboard? thanks

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Regarding heatsink

This is actually the original clip from the Apple fan assembly. I detached the ThermalTake fan from its heatsink by removing the three screws which held it in place. I had to cut two of the four prongs from the apple heatsink clip in order to be able to attach it to the new heatsink.

If you look on the screenshot (hard to see since it is so fuzzy), you should be able to see that there are already two openings opposite of eachother where the original attachment holes for the heatsink are located (the metal covers them up). The modified clip will fit through that opening nicely. Once you've centered the clip, you'll simply have to screw the fan back on. It may not look very solid to you, but you can rest assured it's sitting on there rock-tight, snug, and nicely centered.

Also, instead of 'violating' your Apple clip, you could use the supplied thermal tape to attach the heatsink I guess, but then, that's a matter of taste. I wouldn't think it to be very secure as well as the thermal conductivity wouldn't be quite as fair compared to using the metal clip and themal grease - again, just a matter of taste.

Oh by the way, the PCI riser card will fit right next to the heatsink. The heatsink is hight-wise low enough to actually allow the installation of a PCI card, which is certainly a great thing. The PCI socket will barely touch the sink, or depending on how well it is centered, not even touch at all.

Cheers

BeniD82