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Heatsink and cpu fan

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I recently purchased a pentium II 400 mhz cpu with fan and heatsink attached.  I'm planning to overclock it and I would like to know  if it was possible to put a more heavy-duty cpu fan and heatsink that would clip on the opposite side of the chip (thereby retaining the original heatsink and fan) or must I replace the old one with the new.
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How do you remove the plastic case and will it fit inside the cpu socket normally?

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For complete illustration on how to remove the plastic case, check out this page:

http://www.cpu-central.com/pii.htm

What I did was to remove the plastic front cover, but not the metal back plate, this way, it will still fit into the retainer on the motherboard.  It's just like people running Celeron on a BX board.

But think twice before you actually do this.  Because it very hard to open up the plastic case without scratching the plastic...  Especially a PII 400 is pretty cool itself.
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