HP Heatsinks and Fans

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  • HP BLc7000 Enclosure HP Single Active Cool Fan Option Kit 412140-B21
  • Genuine HP DV6-6000 DV6-6100 DV7-6000 CPU Fan With Heatsink 666526-001
  • New Genuine HP 6910P NC6400 CPU Fan AT00Q000200 446416-001
  • New HP 6530B 6535B 6730B 6735B CPU Fan 486289-001 6033B0014601
  • New HP Proliant DL360p DL360e G8 Server Cooling Fan 654752-001 667882-001 GFM0412SS
  • New HP Pavilion DM4-1000 DV3-4000 Cpu Fan With Heatsink 608229-001
  • New HP Pavilion X360 14-CD 14M-CD Series CPU Fan With Heatsink L18222-001
  • New HP Pavilion DV3 DV3Z CQ35 CPU Fan 531813-001 536755-001 AB0505HX-J0B
  • 122633-001 - FAN - CHASSIS FAN 120MM 130
  • New HP Envy 16-D 17-D 14-D 15-D CPU fan With Heatsink 747241-001 DFS551205ML0T
  • New Genuine HP DL320E G8 Server Cooling Fans 675449-001 675449-002 GFM0412SS
  • New HP Pavilion DV6-2000 DV6-2100 CPU Fan Intel Discrete Video Card 579158-001 KSB06105HA DFS531305M30T
  • New HP Pavilion DV6-6000 DV7-6000 CPU Fan With Heatsink Series 665309-001 650797-001
  • New HP Compaq 6510B 6520S 6530B 6530S CPU Fan 443917-001 431312-001 DFB451005M20T
  • New HP ProBook 640 G4 645 G4 CPU Cooling Fan EG75050S1-C050-S9A L09537-001
  • New HP 14-CF 14-CK 14-CM 14-CK0065ST 14-CF0006DX 14-CK0066ST CPU Cooling Fan 6033B0062401
  • New HP PROBOOK 440 G6 445 G6 CPU Cooling Fan L48269-001 0FL010000H
  • New HP Envy 17-BW 17T-BW000 17-BW0008CA 17M-BW0013DX CPU Cooling Fan 926724-001
  • New HP Pavilion 13-s x360 CPU Fan with Heatsink 809825-001
  • New HP Zbook 15 G2 CPU Fan 734289-001 AB07505HX170B00 DFS531005PL0T
  • New HP EliteBook 820 G3 720 725 G3 G4 CPU Fan 821691-001 NS65C00-14M15

Buying guide

Every device that generates or uses power gives off heat. It’s actually a waste product; a result of the imperfection of man-made mechanisms that, if left unchecked, may eventually damage the parts that make up the whole. This is especially true with central processing units (CPUs) of computers. Motherboards, video cards and memory cards are pretty sensitive components which is why heatsink fans play a crucial role by keeping the CPU cool most of the time.

112-Heatsinks_and_Fans > CoolerMasterHow a heatsink fan works


Heatsinks can be considered as the unsung heroes of a CPU’s cooling system because most people don’t know what these things are for, if they’re aware at all of their existence. It’s a piece of metal, usually made of aluminum or copper with a ribbed or fin-like structure, attached at the back of a cooling fan.


The flat side of the heat sink is attached to a heat-generating component such as a motherboard usually by a heat conducting adhesive. Heat then travels through its “fins” to the other end where the cooling fan blows the hot air away. If that doesn’t seem crucial enough, remember without heatsink, your motherboard can be roasted in minutes, and yes, even with a cooling a fan.

Buying a Heatsink Fan

It is seldom that people will need to buy or replace a heatsink separately as it is generally durable and will outlast the cooling fan it came with most of the time. In the event, however, that you’d want to assemble a CPU with a superior cooling system or simply want to replace your old heatsink fan with a new one, here are the things to consider: 

Removing your old heatsink fan


Removing your heatsink fan is a very delicate process because there’s a risk of damaging the most delicate and the important part of your PC --- the motherboard. Conductors of electricity should never touch the circuit, otherwise, it will be permanently damaged.


If you do not have the skills and knowledge, have a person with the right expertise to do it for you.


Once removed, you mast take note of the wire connections or label them if you want. Also, jot down you motherboard’s serials and socket number because retailers will most likely ask for it. The socket number is plainly displayed on top of the processor.

Aluminum vs. Copper Heatsink Fans


A heatsink’s most important attribute is its ability to conduct heat, which is why it is chiefly made of metal. Different aluminum alloys provide varying degrees of thermal conductivity. Heatsink fans made of aluminum are quite budget-friendly but pale in comparison to those made of copper in terms of performance but are less likely to cause short-circuits. The downside of copper heatsink fans, though, is that they’re around 4-6 times more expensive than aluminum. Copper is denser, and consequently, adds more heft to your CPU, as well.

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Fan options


Moving parts produce sound. And though the sound of a fan whirring inside your CPU is a small price to pay for not hearing your precious motherboard crackling as it gets toasted, noise is still something we could do without. Fortunately, there are plenty of fan options out there that minimize the amount of noise they make.


Because smaller fans spin faster, ergo, produce more noise, you may want to go for a larger fan with less rotations-per-minute (RPM). Because of the added benefit, larger, more quieter fans are a bit more expensive than the smaller ones.


There are also those thermal-sensitive heatsink fans. This type reacts to the rise and fall of temperature so as to minimize the amount of the fan’s activity. With this installed, your CPU may still sound like a plane engine if the ambient temperature is high or when you’re running a heavy application such as 3D games, but not quite as often.

Heatsink surface


A heatsink fan works best if it has a perfectly flat surface that’s firmly attached to the motherboard, so one must watch for dents. If you’d like a more stable and convenient means to attach your heatsink fan to the CPU, you may want to add a shim.


A shim is simply a small plate made of aluminum or copper that serves as a “mediator” between the CPU and the heatsink fan. If properly and carefully attached, shims will help in facilitating a more effective heat flow and prevent the heatsink from the damaging the motherboard’s circuitry.

Other factors to consider


Bear in mind that there are other elements that come in play in a computer’s cooling system. Less clutter inside the CPU will promote better air circulation. Heatsink fans will also work better if they’re dust-free so make sure to clean the CPU regularly.

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