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Build A Vista-Ready 64-Bit PC For Under $500

Once the heatsink compound is applied, install the CPU cooling fan according to the manufacturer's directions. In this case, the fan attaches to clips mounted to the motherboard and is tightened by flipping the lever (on the left) to the closed position. Once the cooling fan is locked in place, attach its power cord to the motherboard's CPU fan power outlet.

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