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Heat sink making a Grinding noise?

Question: Heat sink making a Grinding noise?

Anyway,

My heat sink makes a grinding noise in the morning? After I hit the side of the case it quiets down and returns to it's normal sound? (Low blowing, but still keeping my CPU temp low).

Also, at random times it makes a whirling noise then goes?

I have opened my case in the past, and cleaned out the heat sink with a brush and it still doesn't make a real difference.

This is odd?

My CPU/ZIF is a E6600 Intel @ 2.4Ghz processor.

~Sam
Secondly, the heatsink is a 775 intel default.

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Answer: Heat sink making a Grinding noise?

I would change it before it goes out

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my pc heat sink fan makes lot of noise so wht is the solution for this ............

Answer:heat sink fan makes more noise

1. Clean the fan and heatsink.2. lift the little sticker over the bearing and apply a single drop of light machine oil3. Turn the machine off. ( that'll guarantee no noise from the fan)4. Replace the fan5. Do what we used to do for noisy wheel bearings in the car. Turn the radio volume way up so you can't hear the noise.Goin' Fishin' (Some day)

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hi, does anyone how quiet a 21dBA would be?cheers

Answer:heat sink noise levels

whisper quiet

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i had my sony viao for almost 2-yrs and i'm starting to hear a grinding noise from my hd. i initially noticed it when i turned it on. it made this loud grinding noise for over 10-mins then it disappear (pc still made typical very noise) and after 3 days the hd made the same noise (again for ~10-mins), but not as loud when i turned it on, still loud enough to notice and the grinding noise wasn't consistent either, a few time it was like grinding down then speeding up again
should i start looking at new hd, will i be able to rescue my files if my hd just decides to stop working or decides to boot up
i normally keep my pc on for 5-days and i know i'm not the only one so i don't think that's the reason
also most night, i keep my pc busy all night long encoding movies for over 10-hrs, can that be the cause
 

Answer:hd making grinding noise

Any information of value should be backed up. Hd can die at the drop of a hat.

But are you sure its the hd and not a fan.
 

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Hi guys (and gals). I posted here a while back and tried to get help with my computer, which kept freezing. The guys who helped me tried every single thing they could think of to try and fix my problem, but to no avail. The only thing the problem could be was a hardware problem, and paying for a new motherboard for a four year old system would have been a waste of money. Nevertheless, I appreciated the help and kindness the forums gave while I troubleshooted my computer. That's why I'm coming here again asking for help. Hopefully this time there will be a happy ending.

In June, with my own saved money, I purchased a new computer. The specs are here:

-ASUS A8V-E Deluxe Socket 939 VIA K8T890 ATX AMD Motherboard - Retail
-CHAINTECH SE6600G Geforce 6600GT 128MB GDDR3 PCI Express x16 Video Card - Retail
-AMD Athlon 64 3500+ ClawHammer 1GHz FSB Socket 939 Processor Model ADA3500ASBOX - Retail
-CORSAIR ValueSelect 1GB 184-Pin DDR SDRAM DDR 400 (PC 3200) Unbuffered System Memory Model VS1GB400C3 - Retail
-Western Digital Caviar SE WD2500JD 250GB 7200 RPM Serial ATA150 Hard Drive - OEM
-Windows XP with Service Pack 2

I put everything together and initially it all worked, however recently the fan which is attached to the heatsink has begun making a very distinct grinding noise upon booting my computer. Waiting until Windows boots seems to sometimes fix the problem, and taking off the case to press against the heatsink seemed to stop it for a small period, however as of two... Read more

Answer:Heatsink fan making grinding noise, help!

Is this post in another thread of any use to you? It may be that the fan is not working correctly in terms of cooling the part (CPU or chipset - not sure which?) and the part is overheating causing the problems. Perhaps you need to reseat or replace the fan and/or heatsink?
 

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I posted a message here a couple of weeks ago that the fan was making a loud noise when the system boots. Now it is making the same noise at other times, but not quite as loud. It seems to be getting worse. Someone suggested it is a fan bearing. I would rather not make a warranty claim for this if it is simple to fix.   Would this be a simple fix for someone not experience working with hardware? Do I risk my working on the machine myself.  





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Answer:M90z: Fan making grinding noise

Hello mate, It's quite easy to do. Have a look in the hmm there : http://download.lenovo.com/ibmdl/pub/pc/pccbbs/thinkcentre_pdf/89y8064.pdf Just be aware that changing this part by yourself might void the warranty.





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Hello,

Ok, I'm not sure if I came to the right place for this problem but I'm looking for as much help as I can.

This has been happening for awhile now but everyday when I first startup the computer it makes this grinding noise that lasts for about two minutes then it goes away and is fine for the rest of the day when I use it. At first I thought it was dust so I took it out and cleaned it up a bit with a can of compressed air. After trying that, the noise is still there. I don't think it's my hard drive since I use a SSD. I haven't gotten a chance to open the case and carefully listen where the noise is coming from but one thing I do know is when the noise is happening and I thump the case with my hand a few times it seems like one of the fans inside makes this lower power noise thing and then you can hear it slowly coming back up to normal speed. Keep in mind this only happens if I thump or hit the case with my hand. I'm planning on opening the case soon and see what is causing the noise but I'd like an idea if you guys know if what could be causing the noise so I know what to pay attention to. And what can I use so I can hear better where the noise is coming from?
 

Answer:PC making grinding noise on startup, need help!

use a straw to your hear and move it around the components to try and isolate the cause

probably a fan

the last thing you want to do is thump the case with your hand if want the computer to keep running
 

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HI, i just recently got a COMPAQ Presario CQ56 Laptop this past christmas brand new, i use this laptop quite frequently on my lap when laying in bed. one night i was watching youtube videos, when all of a sudden i heard this god awful grinding noise coming from under my laptop right by the fan. i stuck my ear right next to the fan and thats where the sound seemed to be coming from. if i turn it off and let it set over night, and then turn it on in the morning, there's no noise. but only when i use this laptop for like 1-2 hours does the noise come back. somebody please help me cause this noise sounds bad, and i just got this laptop not even 3 months ago. thank you!
 

Answer:Somebody please help! laptop making grinding noise!!

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So recently my laptop seems to be making a low grinding noise, more like the old grinding noise computers use to make when they we loading back in the day, but the thing is it only happens when I scroll up or down on any program, be it chrome, word you name it. It isn't always consistent, sometimes it will be constant as I scroll, or only in short bursts and strange enough, for one instance I was over at ESPN and wasn't even moving the page, but there was a element that kept swiping from one article headline to another and my laptop with grind for the 1 second it took to slide headlines.

There hasn't been any performance issues or negative effects as far as I can tell, but I thought I'd ask around as see if it's perhaps a perquisite to an upcoming one. Anyone experience anything similar?

Answer:Laptop making low grinding noise while scrolling

Sounds like coil whine does it happen if you bring up nothing but a black screen on the browser and move your mouse around over it quickly? How old is the laptop?

EDIT: sorry if its grinding might be hard drive not power related at all. Though you have an SSD correct?

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Hi all,

I just recently built a new PC (back in December) and today it made a weird loud grinding/spinning noise. I immediately powered it down, and now it is running OK. There was no burning smell or anything like that. I'm concerned though. It has never done this before, and I'm not sure what component caused it. It kind of sounded like the DVD rom drive, but there was nothing in the drive. The DVD drive does make weird noises when a disc is put in or when it's reading, but I don't know why it would have this time before no disc was inserted. The case (coolmaster centurion) does have two fans built in, one in the front and one in the back. But they are usually quiet.

Specs are:

Mobo: MSI P67A-G43 (B3) P67 ATX LGA1155

CPU: Intel Core i5 2400 Quad Core Processor LGA1155 3.1GHZ Sandy Bridge 6MB

RAM: G.SKILL F3-12800CL9D-4GBRL Ripjaws PC3-12800 4GB 2X2GB DDR3-1600

Video card: Radeon HD 6950 2GB

HD: Seagate Barracuda 500GB SATA3

PSU: OCZ ModXStream Pro 600W

Please help.
thanks

EDIT: Actually, IIRC I have heard this sound before under a previous configuration. Could it be one of the case fans? I'm surprised because of how loud it was.
 

Answer:Computer making fast grinding noise

Check Event Viewer for any errors.
 

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I looked for the "accept" button on the solution to my question.  It's not there.  It looks to me like part of the lower screen is missing.  The top part of the "kudos" button is just barely visible.

Answer:HP Officejet Pro 8600 making a grinding-clicking noise befor...

Hello wwob,

 

Were you able to get the issue resolved? If not, I recommend clicking on the link below and follow the troubleshooting steps to try and resolve the issue:

 

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Let me know if you have any questions.

 

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I put all the machines in the in the topic because they are all have similar platforms. The fan on my M90z makes an intermittent grinding noise for 10-20 mintues  most often when my machine is booted or comes out of hibernation.  It sounds like it is not connected correctly.  It is actually pretty quiet when it does not make the noise. I really don't want to take send it back for a warrantly repair. Is there a risk of a complete failure in the future?  If there is a will send it back.   When the warranty ends, I could open it up myself. Does anyone else have this problem on their M90z , M71z, M70z, A71z, or A70z?





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Answer:M90z: Fan making a grinding noise (also M71z , M70z , A71z , A70z )

I would suggest you to update the BIOS and then check if the issue gets resolved.
 
If it continues then I suggest you to take service from Lenovo as system is in warranty period.
 
Best Regards,
Tanuj

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Aluminium Heat Sink V Copper Heat Sinks for CUP. If you change from a Aluminium Heat Sink to a copper heat sink for yoru CPU in your tower computer (not the slimeline one) the fat boy model.  How much MORE % better does copper work better than aluminium?? 

Answer:Aluminium Heat Sink V Copper Heat Sinks for CUP.

A little. Copper has roughly twice the thermal conductivity of aluminum: http://www.engineeringtoolbox.com/thermal-conductivity-metals-d_858.html Also use a high silver content thermal compound applied very thin but fully covering the processor core In practice you will see a very small difference in the operating temperature of the computer. Unless you are running hot it is probably not worth the trouble. Aluminum is generally good enough. Airflow is also at least as important as the metal used in the heatsink. 

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Just purchased my second Asus P4P800SE Motherboard along with a Pentium 4 Prescott 2.66 w/ 533 fsb. The heat sink that came with the cpu is the round "vortex" type. The retainers are 3" on square. The stock heat sink retainers on the motherboard will not work because the heat sink that came with the cpu has fasteners that are designed to push through the holes in the motherboard and lock in. The hole pattern on the motherboard is the standard 2 1/2 " by 3", while the heatsink is 3" by 3". Is there some kind of adapter that I am not aware of? The motherboard states that it is compatible with 533 and 800 Mhz prescott cpu's. For some unforsaken reason Asus's website is down tonight and I called ther "crack team" of technicians and they said they would call me right back and never did.
 

Answer:Heat Sink Won't Fit!

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Question: Heat sink

I currently own a hp pavilion sleekbook 14 and heat sink broke. I enter the service pin on Amazon and got one, however it fitted incorrectly, I have no idea why.Now I don't know what service pin I should use cus I'm no longer in possess of the old heat sink.http://imgur.com/Bc7Ya1hhttp://imgur.com/5266GvTThose are pics of pics of the laptop. What should I do?

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Question: Heat sink

I bought an intel/pentim heatsink, will it work on my amd athalon?
 

Answer:Heat sink

Some Can and Some Can not
But when you swap it you should pay attention to t* and and fan rpm
the most important that the heatsink must be in seat to 4 rubber pieces at 4 corners to avoid to Broken core of AMD.
 

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Question: Heat sink

Hi guys
I'm Reading my mag, custom pc and it says something about "heat sink". Is this the same as a CPU cooling fan or are they completely different things? Thanx
 

Answer:Heat sink

Hey there, The heatsink is the actual metal part of the cooler unit that sits in contact with the CPU it self. The fan just blows air through the heatsink to keep cool air going through it.

Jack-O-Bytes
 

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Hey all, Is this enough heat sink gel for my fan fixture to board connection?  I was having problems with overheating while gaming, so I took my fan fixture out and cleaned it out real well. Doing this required me to pull it away from the board, and I'm not sure if I should have cleaned the heat sink gel off and re-applied some new. Here are some photos of how the physical connection looks. I simply put it back and place, and here I am typing to you now: http://rosshardy.com/files/images/IMG_2241.JPGhttp://rosshardy.com/files/images/IMG_2240.JPG Thanks! Ross P.S., my warrenty already expired (I'm aware that I would have voided it). 

Answer:How Should My Heat Sink Gel Look?

Hi Ross,  The pics are a tad confusing to me but to answer your question-(so-to-speak), anytime you apply or re-apply heat-sink compound it should be applied as a "reasonably thin even coat" such that it doesn't squeeze out major excessive amounts on the surrounding area (with very rare exception). The key to proper application is even-coating by putting enough on to cover the area needed, but not so much you can't get the screws back in to button everything back up if-you-will. In other words, don't be shy about it. Put as much as needed to provide an even layer covering the area in question, but not so much that your waisting it by wipeing off half-a-tubes-worth on a rag when you only need so much to accomplish the task. You want an even layer between the two surfaces all-said-and-done without excess oozing out all over the place. Think of it as a gasket if that helps (allthough that's the furthest from the truth). Hope this helps.......  Regards,Visible_Spirit   PS - Your going to have excess to wipe off once you reassemble the parts. That's a given. Don't allow for any gaps or uncovered area where needed. Remember, the key is an even coating across the board. Like iceing on a cake!Message Edited by Visible_Spirit on 05-28-2009 12:20 PM

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Question: WHICH Heat sink?

Should I get this

http://www.newegg.com/Product/CustR...=N82E16835109118&SortField=0&Pagesize=&Page=3

or this??

http://www.extrememhz.com/hyper48-p1.shtml

I've heard good reviews about both and am not sure which one to get, prefably the quieter one.
 

Answer:WHICH Heat sink?

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My heatsink fan seems to be giving up the ghost and the death throes are pretty noisy. So I have a couple of questions?Where might I find a replacement one or will the heatsink need to be replaced at the same time? The processor is an AMD 1300 socket A. If I replace the lot can someone tell me what has to be done please?Is the fan actually necessary? I read somewhere that they can be taken off to reduce noise. Note that I am very attached to this machine and don't want it (or me) to get burned!If possible, can you point me to one in PCWorld - I have one nearby and would prefer to pick this up in the shop rather than wait for postal delivery.Thanks as always, Dio.

Answer:heat sink fan - necessary?

The fan is there for a purpose, especially with much hotter running CPUs.

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Question: CPU Heat Sink

I am going to get a CPU heat sink and fan for my socket A amd athlon xp 3200+. my cpu temp has been rising so i decide to get the whole new thing. here is the link. http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/SearchTools/item-details.asp?EdpNo=929132&CatId=792
Does that look good to buy or should i consider something else? Any suggestions would be appreciated! thank you for your time. oh i have a matx mobo so space is limited.
 

Answer:CPU Heat Sink

That HSF will work fine
 

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Question: New heat sink

I have got a new heatsink for my PC and I am wondering what I need to do to install it. I have done this befor but never on an old chip that has already had compound on it.I have bought some new compound, although there is a little at the bottom of the new heatsink, will that suffice.Will I need to remove the old compound?Any help will be much appreiated.Cheers

Answer:New heat sink

To remove old compound I just use a credit type card to scrape most of it off then use nail varnish remover to clean remainder.Depends on what compound you have bought if its Arctic Silver I would clean off the heatsink,if its just ordinary stuff no need just use whats on the heatsink.

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where's the best place to buy a hink sink and fan or combo? Athlon xp 2000+ 1.67Ghz Processor.
 

Answer:need to buy heat sink/fan

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Question: Heat sink

How do i know if my heat sink is deformed or not working properly? i mean the negative signs to the system

Answer:Heat sink

Your computer might overheat and shutdown if the heatsink isn't installed properly. You can check your temperatures with HWInfo32/Speedfan.

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Should the fan on the cpu always be running upon start up, because mine isn't I have tried connecting the fan to alt. power and it just jerks a bit but no spin. Is my fan bad and now my processor bad? It is an older computer w/a pent 2 mmx processor slot 1. Thanks RayW
 

Answer:Heat sink/ cpu fan...

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The title says it all...On this Rackable Systems 2U server...The CPU heat sink was easily found. The memory is to the left and below the CPU...But what is the last heat sink for? There were ridiculously loud fans blowing air into it, so I removed them.If the heat sink is for the graphics card, I would not need fans as loud as the ones originally there, hence I am not going to play games or something on a server computer.So, what is the heat sink for? Also, the two fans originally pumped 24CFM of air each, will 13CFM per fan be enough to cool the heat sink?

Answer:What is this heat sink for?

What is the model?

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Question: Heat Sink

I have got a new heat sink for my CPU and don't know how to install it i have some white paste and the heat sink is a heat sink that can take up to 1.5GHz i have a 1.4GHz is it hard to install?
 

Answer:Heat Sink

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Hi I dont know much about computers. So I was cleaning my old Hp s5000 slim from 2009 and wanted to put a intel core i5-7500 stock fan on it. My question is will it work on my old desktop? The old one is really dirty it is a Genuine HP Pavilion Desktop CPU Fan + Heatsink from 2009 that came with the computer
 

Answer:Can I put a new cpu fan and heat sink on my old cpu

oh it i forgot to mention I stuck the new cpu fan on and it fits but im afriad to turn it on because i am worried it is under powered and will over heat the old intel pentium
 

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Question: Heat sink

Hello

Just got a new cpu its a 3.0E p4 and it came with heat sink and fan. Do I not need to use any compound between the two. Just what is on the heatsink is sufficient.

Thanks all
 

Answer:Heat sink

you can apply cpu grease in between your cpu and the fan . chekc it here
http://www.casecooler.com/arcticsilver5.html
or google it . cpu grease..and hot to apply .
cheers

 

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What is the best heat sink for a P4 socket 478 3.2GHz? (NOT water cooling)
 

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Question: Heat sink

So my son was playing minecraft on the computer when he heard a noise from the inside of the computer. I opened it up to take a look and I saw the noise was coming from the heat sink so I took it of and I saw one of the fan blades had broken off. I don't know how he managed to do this but is there a way to take off the fan because I saw a replacement fan on eBay for 2 dollars. It is a Asus motherboard with a AMD processor. I will provide a picture. Thanks.
 

Answer:Heat sink

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Just got a new heat sink/fan in the mail today so that I couold finish putting together my semi-new computer. Only thing is the clips on the side don't really... fit. I'm almost positive that it's the right kind, though!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16813131492
This is the motherboard I'm using it with.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835106606
Here's the HSF...

I can get the unit in on the CPu no problem, but the clips won't reach all the way on both sides. Do I need a new unit or am I doing something wrong?
 

Answer:heat sink won't fit?

make sure the hsf is oriented the right way and also which part of the hsf are you trying to run the clips across?
 

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Question: heat sink?

my laptop has been getting really hot really fast lately, and someone told me to clear out the heatsink.....but what the heck is that.....where is it in my laptop....and how the heck do I get to it.

using a Dell is that counts of anything
 

Answer:heat sink?

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Question: Heat sink

I have a compaq presario notebook that I have took apart to with a can of air. I have taken it apart about 6 times before to clean it and all went well but this time I took off the heat sink and fan so i could get at it better now I cant get the heatsink to set right on the cpu. When I turn the computer on it instantly overheats and shuts off. I read the manual and it said every time you change the cpu you have to change the thermal pad but I do not see one on there and dont really know what one is. I orderd a tube of artic silver and aplied that but that did not help either. a couple of times I pressed down on the heat sink as I powered up computer and it ran fine, now I cant even do that. When I look at the heatsink I can clearly see where the cpu core was touching and it was about 1/3 of it. any help will be great.

Answer:Heat sink

make sure its around the right way, i know it sounds stupid but its a common mistake. see if the reason it won't sit is that something solid is blocking it.

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Question: CPU / heat sink

I've changed motherboards, and tried to transfer my Heat sink and fan over. When I removed them, I found the CPU came with it. It appears to be glued to the heat sink base. I'm concerned it may have been damaged in removal, because you can't release the CPU location lever with the sink in place. Will it relocate without the lever in the raised position ? I thought the CPU was only held by thermal transfer paste, which should separate from the sink.
I'm going to replace the fan and heat sink, or perhaps just the fan (noisy and fluctuating) if the CPU is in fact glued to the existing sink.
Can anyone clarify please.
 

Answer:CPU / heat sink

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Just got a new heat sink/fan in the mail today so that I couold finish putting together my semi-new computer. Only thing is the clips on the side don't really... fit. I'm almost positive that it's the right kind, though!

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16813131492
This is the motherboard I'm using it with.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16835106606
Here's the HSF...

I can get the unit in on the CPu no problem, but the clips won't reach all the way on both sides. Do I need a new unit or am I doing something wrong?

Answer:heat sink won't fit?

Try a screw driver to give yourself leverage on those clips.
I had to do the same thing.

Then again, I knew that it was the right heatsync for sure.

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Question: My New Heat Sink

My new heat sink in working great

My MOB temp does not go above 105 F while gaming and when not gaming it drops too 85F

MSI 870A-G54 (MS-7599) (CPU1) 101 F
 

Answer:My New Heat Sink

What, no pichers?

Nice temps, what game are you playing?
 

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Question: heat sink & fan

I'm ordering my new cpu and wanted the opinion of everyone on my hsf originally I was going for this one:

1st Choice
THis link isn't working either anyway it's a thermalake volcano 10+

Then I thought maybe this one would be cool because it matches my blue leds on my three other case fans 0nd it's a little cheaper but I don't want cheaper if it is gonna be less guality than the thermalake

2nd Choice

newegg link wasn't working but it's 20.99 there, anyways I guess the question sould be is aerocool vs thermlake

please give me your opinions or let me know if there is a different one that won't break the bank!

thanks
Adam

Answer:heat sink & fan

well the aerocool is quieter and has a better airflow at a slower speed

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Question: New Heat Sink

I just picked up some new parts for a system rebuild as a power spike took mine out. In that batch of new parts is a CPU heat sink from Thermaltake. I also picked up some Arctic Silver thermal compound to use with it. Inspecting the heat sink I note that there is already what I assume to be thermal transfer compound on the base already. What's a good method of removing this so I can utilize the Arctic silver compound?
 

Answer:New Heat Sink

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I just got: http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...=MBM-A8VD-3400

AND REALIZED AFTER IT ARRIVED IT DIDNT COME WITH HEAT SINK *sigh*

So I want one that will get the job done under $25. I DO NOT over clock, anyone got some suggestions? (no local stores have socket 939 heatsinks) thanks!

Answer:Need a new heat sink

PS -- I was looking at these:

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...743453517&rd=1

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...742916089&rd=1

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...744262392&rd=1

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...744791642&rd=1

http://www.newegg.com/app/ViewProduc...186-123&depa=0

I just want what will get the job done for the lowest price (without overheating) any help appreciated -- thanks!

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my cpu dont have no thermal grease just a little tiny bit and the heat also has a little bit.. those this make the computer not boot because its not booting not even to the booting screen the monitor wont even turn on or the the keyboard or the mouse i dont know whats happening.. when turn it on all the light turns on the power,activity,cd rom drive light turn on but when i take of the hard drive the activity light dont turn on.... im kind a newbie so any body can help me out i will appreciated
thanks for reading
 

Answer:the cpu and the heat sink

One thread at a time.....

This is a duplicate of your other thread in this forum.
 

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Hello all. I recently decided to upgrade my wife's HP Pavillion 553 with an nVidea FX5200 card (it had onboard video). The upgrade was simple - I love how easy it is to load the nVidea drivers.

Well, in my usual fashion I also swept out the case. I held the sweeper hose close to the cpu fan to kick the dust off it and the heat sink - an action I have done countless times in the past with no trouble . . . till now. I got the nozzle too close to the fan, and CRACK - I broke off one of the blades . . . I tried running it as it was, and it sounded like a coffee grinder on it's last legs. I had no other AMD fans laying around, but I did have my old stock P4 fan assembly. With a little modifiation I was able to mount it on the heatsink.

It seems to be working Ok for now - at least till I can aquire a proper fan - but I'm a bit worried about the cpu temps the MB is reporting - 53C idle (it's an AMD Athlon XP 2100+). Now, I have no idea what the temps were before, but I can't believe they would be higher, as I also added a side 80cm fan and some exhaust holes at the top of the access side. Anybody know what a "normal" heat range would be? Or is it a bad idea to use a P4 fan (much larger fan, but it does have a lower RPM).
 

Answer:Using a P4 fan on an AMD heat-sink . . .

That temperature looks fine especially if it is only a temporary measure. Just make sure it doesn't turn into one of those 'gonna' jobs.
 

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It's been awhile since I installed my last CPU -

I just bought a P4. The instructions for mounting
the heat sink (& fan) do not refer to using any
type of (I can't think of the word) that white
compound I used last time to give good thermal
conductivity from the cpu to the heat sink.

Is that stuff not used any more?

If it is, what do I call it and where would I get some?

Thanks!!
 

Answer:Use "heat transfer" compound between P4 & heat sink?

If you got a retail version cpu, that comes with the heatsink/fan, it likely has a "thermal pad" built in, so it wouldn't need thermal interface material. So if you got a little square of something on the bottom of the heatsink, that's all you need, but if not, just a bare heatsink, put some thermal material on it. IIRC, my retail p4 had a little square that looked like a piece of aluminum stuck on the heatsink, which is a thermal pad.
 

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Hi,

I'm currently experiencing some problems with my HSF. It is always at full speed for the past few days, even during idle times and at cool temperatures below 40C.

My Components are:

Arctic Freezer Pro 7
Asus P5K motherboard
Q6600 processor
Windows XP

This has only happened for the past 3 days, and I had already changed the settings in the BIOS to enable Qfan and Silent mode, which was working before but not anymore.

Anyone who can help?

Thanks
 

Answer:Heat Sink Fan Problem

Make sure Pulse Width Modulation is set to Auto in the Bios. Otherwise, you could try using software such as SpeedFan to lower the fan speed. If you have another fan with a four pin motherboard connector you should try connecting it, to make sure the fan on your cooler isn't broken.
 

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I have just removed the heatsink from a duff mobo and the CPU was stuck to it. I seperated them but the brown mating compound has come off. Is this compound needed to fit the new CPU and if so where can I get some?. Am I right in thinking it is used to make a good contact for cooling.

Answer:Heat sink CPU compound

Yes, for good contact and colling. Get Artic Silver. Any comp shop should have it or try eBay. get a good one.

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Probably a really obvious answer but which way is best to fit a HDD heat sink? Its not much to it, just a U shape (or n shape!!) aluminiupiece with vanes on the top (or bottom!!). The writing on the size is readable when it is fitted to the top of the drive but i always thought the hottest part was in the centre of the motor on the underside. Also, is it adviseable to use some heatsink compound between them?
thanks
andrew
 

Answer:HDD heat sink orientation?

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Ok, I'm sorry to make yet another post, but you guys are EXTREMELY helpful. I have an Aero Cool Copper Heat Sink, I installed it things were ok , but a little hot for idle. Then whamo, lockup. I popped in my old heatsink/combo and it worked fine. My question, the heat sink CAME with Artic Silver 5 compound. HOWEVER, in the instructions it lists that you SHOULD apply to the 2 AMD CPU's it's compatible with but says NOTHING about applying any to the Intel CPU. I DID put some on, even though the instructions didn't say anything EITHER way.

Is it possible this combo does NOT require Grease?

And last, if you put too much grease on, can you get lockups, or non-boots???

Any help if appreciated, very frustrated.

Answer:New Heat Sink Fiasco, any help?

All CPU and HSF require that you add some kind of thermal paste to them, It helps heat travel from the CPU core up thro the HSF.

If you put to much on, it will casue a crappy bond between the CPU and HSF, and therfore casue it to get hot and lockup.

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Question: Removing heat sink

I am trying to fix one of my three torn up computers. I went to the computer store and got my CPU fan/heatsink. The new one fastens the same way the old one did, but I am having trouble removing the old heatsink. I am also very concerned about damaging the board. I took out the RAM that was close to it. I push down on the clamp but can't get it to budge. I read instructions on one site, that said use a slotted screwdrive, push down the clamp and lift way. I can't lift away.

Any more details that will help me would be appreciated. That's the last thing needed to get this PC up and running, I hope!

Nancy
 

Answer:Removing heat sink

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On my gateway Intel Centrino duo cx210x convertible laptop, my CPU (heat sink) fan is not working. I have tested the Fan and seams to be fine. Anyone have any help.
When I boot i get the fan error.
 

Answer:Heat sink (CPU) fan problem

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Hello Everyone,I have an old P4 from a dell machine.  I am building a new system with this old CPU.  How can I effectively remove the old heatsink from the CPU without doing any damage?Is this even possible to break the glue seal?Thanks !

Answer:Removing old heat sink from cpu ?

Yes, however I would like confirmation before you do this...I was always told to twist it till the paste cracks and simply lift off...Don't pull it straight up or you could damage the CPU/Board.

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I have been working on a computer for a while and through a large amount of coincidences I now have no way to secure my heatsinks to the motherboard. I've been searching all over the internet for a heat sink mount/adapter. I'm not sure what the actual name is for these parts, but all i need is those little black things that are screwed into the motherboard. They are the things that you would attach those metal straps to in order to hold a heatsink onto the cpu. they usually need two screws and they form a box like shape around the cpu.I can't seem to find a place where i could purchase such an obscure part. But i really don't feel i should have to buy a whole new heatsink. My motherboard is a K8T Master2 Far. It's a server computer with dual opteron processors. Socket 940. I did see the part i was looking for on e-bay, but it was for a pentium processor however and i don't know if it would fit. I think the screw placement is different. If anyone can provide me with a site or a link to a sale of this item it would be greatly appreciated.

Answer:Need Heat Sink Mount

What about  a change of direction something like this>>>http://www.dabs.com/uk/channels/components/modificationandcoolingkit/productView.htm?quicklinx=3LWG&mc=5  <depending on where  you live....walmart.....

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hey i'm new to this forum but so im not completely sure if this is the right one to ask on but anyway im big on upgrading my pc tweaking and overclocking (not an expert just enjoy working with that kind of area) and been wanting to buy a new cooler for my processor. I have had a look but really before i get anything would like too see if anyone has any ideas on what one too get fan or water but prefer to stay with fan.

Answer:need help for a new processor heat sink

I'd use a search engine first to see how much you can safely overclock your CPU and the best method of cooling. Gather info and then I'd register with overclockers UK forum.
http://forums.overclockers.co.uk/

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Hi...i have a compaq presario 3000 notebook(3015us). few days back after working for a few hrs, it would just shutdown on its own and if i would run norton scan, it would freeze/shutdown in 5 mins, then i formatted my hard disk and now i cant install windows as in 5 mins the notebook shuts down

showed and was told it is the problem with the internal fan and heat sink. cant show it to compaq service station as im banned from there

so wanted to be sure if this could be the problem

anyone pls reply!!!

sammeer
 

Answer:Fan n heat sink prob

SAM,

Kewl...getting banned...is it a good story?

Anyway,
1. do you ever hear the fan run during those 5 minutes?

2. If you boot into Safe Mode and let it sit does it stay up longer than if you boot normal and do stuff?

Very well could be heat related if the answer is no to #1 and yes to #2 above.
 

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hello i am about to install a heat sink and fan on to a p4, the new heatsink came with a small tube of thermal paste,how much of this should i put on the cpu, some one was telling me that its best to use thermal pads instead of the paste, so should i get some thermal pads instead?, many thanks for any advice

Answer:installing heat sink

If there is no pad on the heatsink, put about half ins square in the centre of the heatsink, you may be able to see the chip on the CPU just put some on the chip in the centre. Not on both only on one ether Heatsink or CPU

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I believe my computer was overheating (kept freezing for no reason, tried everything from various scans to driver updates to all hardware replacement except processor, opened it up, put a fan on it and seemed to remedy) so I took the little fan off the processor, cleaned off the excess dust there and from the heat sink, put them back on...now nothing!  What did I do?  It gets power, the fans spin on processor and case, the drives start spinning, I can see the little light on the motherboard, but it won't go out of the standby mode "yellow light" situation, the keyboard & monitor won't come on.  Did I do it this time?  Was trying to help myself hurt me irrepairably?  I've got:Gateway 1.3Ghz P41.2G RAMWindows XP SP240G HD & 20G slave drive (storage)

Answer:Just cleaned the heat sink..now nothing!

Turn off the computer (disconnect everything) and pull out the battery on the motherboard for 30 seconds and put it back in. (looks like a pancake) Then turn on your computer.Let me know if that works or not... if not I have a few more things to do.

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hey i'm new to this forum but so im not completely sure if this is the right one to ask on but anyway im big on upgrading my pc tweaking and overclocking (not an expert just enjoy working with that kind of area) and been wanting to buy a new cooler for my processor. I have had a look but really before i get anything would like too see if anyone has any ideas on what one too get fan or water but prefer to stay with fan.

Answer:need help for a new processor heat sink

Duplicate Thread. Please post in the following:
http://www.pcadvisor.co.uk/forums/1/helproom/4059119/need-help-for-a-new-processor-heat-sink/

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I am trying to re-build my son's Compaq PC.

He dropped it!( Don't ask!).

The CPU Cooler Fan has become detached from the CPU. The Mounting clip is OK, but there is the witness mark of a small square pad, which looks like adhesive, rather than hardened heat transfer grease.

I would plan to clean up both the top of the CPU and the bottom of the fan housing, carefully! - and re-fit with heat transfer grease.

Any advice comments, please?

Paq

 

Answer:PIII heat Sink and Fan:

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Question: Y550P heat sink

While disassembling my y550p to replace heat sink paste I broke one of the hold-down tabs on the heat sink. Can't get the heat sink to be flush with the top of the graphics chip. computer starts up when cool but soon I just get blank colored screens. Can't find any replacement heat sink for sale anywhere. Graphics chip has not burnt out yet.













Solved!

Go to Solution.

Answer:Y550P heat sink

tried to call support line?

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Hey,

In the last few days, my heat sink fan has developed a squeak. Its a Thermaltake aftermarket HS.

Do i just peal back the sticker and squirt some oil in there? What kind of oil and how much?


Cheers

Answer:Squeaky Heat Sink Fan!

get a new heatsink buddy

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I recently bought a 1.6ghz socket A AMD for a friend's comp... then found out it didn't come with a sink or fan. I was wondering if I go online buy a sink and fan do I have to be specific about a socket A cpu or will any sink fit? Do they sell oem AMD sinks for cheap? Or can anyone recommend a few.

Answer:Heat sink for socket A AMD

Yes you do need to bye a socket a HSF. Since the clock speed is quite low so a cheap HSF should work well, you can nornally find cheap one on any good pc tech website.

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Question: Heat Sink Choice

Hi I have heard good things about all three of these heat sinks and was wondering if you guys could give me your opinions on which one you think I should get.

XP-90c

XP-120

Big Typhoon

also do the xp-90c and the xp-120 need fans?

Thanks

Answer:Heat Sink Choice

Yes you need to put fans on it says it on the website

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Hi...

This is my first attempt at changing something "major" in my PC, so bear with me plz: After opening the replacement intel socket 487 heatsink and fan I ordered through the mail I noticed there was no "grease" enclosed. When I turned the part over there is a patch of grey (like a strip) over the round copper center of the piece. (There is no writing on it and it's a bit shiny.)

Obviously, I know better then too touch this.... And well, this probably will make me sound like a dunderhead, but I though it best to ask. Is this thermal tape (I've read about) or just something used to protect the copper core?

Also, if this isn't "tape" should I be looking for any particular brand of grease?

Thanks for lending me your know-how. It's appreciated. S
 

Answer:Just bought a new heat sink .... ?

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This is related to another issue I've already posted on, but my heat sink and fan and barebones system didn't come w/ thermal gel. The whole system worked for 30 days - well just a bit over - no return to store :-( After reading SOYO's website, I'm wondering if that can cause a problem?

I get a post code of FF (no beeps) which means grounding or cpu problems. Basically, I have power (I'm using a SOYO techaid card) and it's dying before doing anything.

I've unplugged everything, removed memory, etc., removed it from case and put on a grounded surface and no change, except when I take out the cmos battery for about 30 minutes and clear the memory and then replace. Then once in a while I can get to a POST code of 66 but upon reboot, I'm back to the FF code.

Thanks,
Michelle
 

Answer:thermal gel on heat sink

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One of our computers, a Dell, was not booting up giving an error that the heatsink was not being detected. When I opened up the case, the heatsink had very clearly been detached.

After doing some research, I have concluded that I need to get my hands on some thermal compound to reattach the heatsink, but I am sure that it is not just that simple

Looking at the mobo, Im fairly new to this, I notice that there are 2 "arms" on the heat sink and two hooks of the mobo... do i need to hook both arms into the mobo? I ask this because from what I remember (its my girlfriends's computer and its currently at her house) things werent all that tidy if I tried to force the arms into the hooks, that is, when i lined it up for the arms to latch in, the sides of the heatsink were not parallel to the mobo.

Also, is there going to be anything else I need to do after I get it reattached or is it just a glue and boot type deal

Thanks in advance for any advice!
 

Answer:Heat Sink not detected.

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Hello all,Please can you tell me how to remove the CPU heatsink that is secured with thermal compound?Thanks.

Answer:How to remove the CPU heat sink and fan?

Unscrew the fan first the heatsink on my computer you press the clip down on the base of the heatsink and pull it farward,the thermal paste does not hold the processor in place you will see a leaver on the right side of the CPU you move it with your finger to the right and lift up that will allow you to remove the CPU.

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Question: heat sink lapping

I own a couple of computers all have stock heatsink and fans. My amd 2400 runs at 41c and anotherone a 1800 runs at 56c with thermal pad. Took the pad off cleaned with alcohol but noticed the copper on the stock heatsink is very rough. Applied arctic silver temp droped 3c and I know it will get better. If I lap the heatsink how much will the temps improve..I know these temps seem high, and I think they are out a bit out.
 

Answer:heat sink lapping

steve Max said:



I own a couple of computers all have stock heatsink and fans. My amd 2400 runs at 41c and anotherone a 1800 runs at 56c with thermal pad. Took the pad off cleaned with alcohol but noticed the copper on the stock heatsink is very rough. Applied arctic silver temp droped 3c and I know it will get better. If I lap the heatsink how much will the temps improve..I know these temps seem high, and I think they are out a bit out.Click to expand...

Well I went ahead and lapped a stock amd heatsink. So far I have only lapped with 400 and 600 wet dry, have to find some finer paper yet. The bottom was concave, high on the outside edges and it took a lot of lapping to actually get it flat. Its starting to shine now. I will mount it when I am done to see if the temps actually go down and post here if anyone is interested.
 

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I have a HP 251-a123wb desktop tower I get the 511-CPU fan failure error code almost every time I start the system. I have found that the CPU cooling fan does not start and run on start up. If I bump it or spin the fan manually on start up it works fine.  It is a 40mmx40mmx10 three wire 12volt fan. I tried to replace it with an affter market fan of the same specs. The fan runs perfectly but I now get the same error and it will not clear. I am back to the original fan to get the system to work but I need a replacement fan. It is not listed with or without the heat sink on the HP parts page for my computer. Can anyone tell me where to get a replacement fan? The original fan is a Foxconn and ?I and I think the number on it is 140812l. There is no part number on the heat sink.

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So I am working on this custom build for a customer and the power supply and hard drive need to be replaced. But holy crap does this thing have a huge heat sink, and it is right in the way of removing the power supply. Normally removing heat sinks isn't an issue but this one seems to be really stubborn and I'm not certain I am trying to unscrew the right screws? Just wanted to get some people's opinions and ideas to help remove this sucker. Pictures included~

Answer:Really annoying heat sink.

Is there a make and/or model listed on the heat sink? That definitely looks like an aftermarket heat sink, and depending the speed/power of the CPU, most likely unnecessary to have one that bulky.

Edit: Also, check the back side of the motherboard. I can almost guarantee with a heat sink that size that there is a back plate holding that heat sink in place on back of the motherboard.

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Question: heat sink material

whats better material for a heatsink? copper or silver/steele?

Answer:heat sink material

I was a machinist for 10 years before I got into the computer industry, and I can tell you, in no uncertain terms, that the ductile properties of Copper in a heat transferance application are superior to both Steel and Aluminum.

In other words.. Copper works good.. lol..

Alexander

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This question is for you heat sink fanatics.
If I were to take a heat sink from a COMPAQ PRESARIO 5000, Motherboard nVidia, and drill holes in the aluminum. Would I get better performance from the processor? Or would the holes provide a better atmosphere as far as temperature is concerned?

Answer:Heat Sink Question???????

Can you please be more specific? An possible include a picture of the heatsink in question. Normally heat sinks work by having a larger physical area to dissipate heat an with the help of the fan pull cool air onto the heatsink an reducing that area could possibly lead to higher temps if not a totally buggered heat sink.

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Question: E7450 heat sink

Hi. 
I've bought used E7450 at ebay and was surprised by high temperature: 80 C at built-in diagnostics test. 
So I decided to change the thermal compound. When disassembled, I've noticed that heat sink doesn't cover both chips:
 

So I've thought that is the main problem, and bought another E7450 heat sink:

I've used fresh Arctic Cooling MX-4, which is one of the best thermal compounds ever. 
Unfortunately, temperature became higher: 90 C in built-in diagnostics test.

So my main question is: which heat sink should I use?
I'm not sure if the first one is factory stock.
And second question is: can I control the fan is some way? 
Thanks.

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On behalf of a friend of mine:

Hey guys a friend of mine recently gave me a used CPU IntelPentium 1.8GHz I know it's not the fastest thing out there but I have a new unused MotherBoard some RAM an older Generic case. Anyway I want to make myself a PC just for downloading & holding my music & films. So the problem is as follows.

The heatsink is GLUED to the CPU. And the CPU cannot fit into the MB. This is the MB in question:

http://www.asrockamerica.com/Products/GEPro_M2.htm

So basically if you look at the picture the heatsink prevents the CPU to fit in properly since the "black" rectangle is too small. So my question is is there something that I can used to "UNglue" the CPU from the Heatsink so I can just buy a different one?
 

Answer:Removing heat sink from CPU

Rather than glue, this is most likely an adhesive thermopad. Using something like a butter-knife or a spatula without any sharp edges, you should be able to squeeze that gently between cpu and cooler, thus separating them.
To get the thermal goo off the CPU you would have to freeze it, so you can crumble it off bit by bit. Then use rubbing alcohol or isopropanyl to really clean up the cpu-top.
Careful you don't bend any pins!
 

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First, the situation: several months ago, my Compaq Presario V5305WM laptop starting making a loud noise like a fan grating. It went away for a while, but now it has been back and has been consistent for over a month. I live in Morocco, but am visiting the US for a few weeks, so I have a short time to make a decision. The computer is several years old, and out of warranty.

I'm fairly set on replacing the fan unless somebody talks me out of it. Being that it is a laptop, it's a lot harder to open up and make sure where the noise is coming from, but it is coming from right behind the round vent in the bottom of the case.

Also, the noise is worst when the computer is first turned on, after about 15-20 minutes it settles into a quieter hum, but still louder than it should be.

First question, is there an easier fix?

Second, can I replace just the fan, or do I need to change the heat sink?

Third, can I change just the actual fan, or do I need to change the whole assembly?

Here is the manual.

Thanks
 

Answer:Several Fan/Heat sink Questions

The manual link wouldn't open for me (also bump )
 

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Question: heat sink query

I have just had to send my mobo away for repair and obviously, i have had to remove the cpu. on cleaning the thermal paste from the heatsink with the back of a knife, i slipped and several scratches are now visible on the heat sink. will this in anyway affect the operation and efficency of the heatsink or will it work ok?thanks in advance for any advice

Answer:heat sink query

Make sure you use some type of thermal paste like arctic silver when you re-instal. All metal surfaces have shallow imperfections, the paste bridges those inperfections to ensure a good contact is made between CPU and heatsink base.

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I have a T3500 completely stock other than a 750w corsair PSU.

The CPU is reaching around 90 Celsius routinely and this is an issue.

Can I get any aftermarket Passive CPU heat sink that will do a better job.
Thanks

A

Answer:T3500 CPU Heat sink

I'm not aware of any aftermarket heatsink that can be mounted due to the special heatsink mounting bracket that Dell uses on the Dell T3500/T5500/T7500 series.  You can buy a special heatsink on ebay that is a Dell original heatsink with a special fan mounted on it.  You might be able to mod your own heatsink.  Go to ebay and do a search for: T3500 Super Heatsink

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When replacing a heat sink fan, I inadvertenly broke one of the plastic hold down clips which are attached to the cpu plug slot (on the mobo) I've read there are heat sink fans available which screw or bolt into the Mobo. The heat sink fan is hanging by one hold down click - seems to be cooling the CPU but am unsure if it is as effective as it could be. The specifics of the mobo and cpu are availabe at my profile. Would appreciate any advice as to how I might move forward with this mb, or should I pay my last respects?
 

Answer:Help with a heat sink issue

You can buy stock Intel socket 478 heatsinks cheap - http://cgi.ebay.com/INTEL-SOCKET-47...yZ101192QQssPageNameZWDVWQQrdZ1QQcmdZViewItem
 

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Question: Heat Sink compound

Is the Heat Sink compound actually necessary? If so, what does it do?
 

Answer:Heat Sink compound

Yes, it is necessary. It fills any small scratches, etc. between the heatsink and processor to allow for heat transfer from the processor to the heatsink
 

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For some i know this is a simple, probably a no brainer. But its a question i need an answer to. I have had to put new thermal compound on my processor due to overheating problem. ive done that and mounted the heat sink, my little problem comes with remounting the cooling fan. Which way should the air flow go? In toward the fins of heat sink or away from heat sink?
 

Answer:Heat sink and cooling fan

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I have a compaq 2400 amd, it will shut down after immediately starting, I took off the heatsink (the fan does work and not extremely dirty) and visually looks fine I do not see any burn spots on it or the cpu. Does anyone think it is the heatsink?? cpu?? or the motherboard??

Jackie
 

Answer:Heat sink or motherboard

I wouldn't suspect heatsink, CPU or mobo unless there were more info. Without that info I'd look at the power supply first.

You should give us a history if you can; Did this just start out of the blue? Is it a recent purchase from someone else "used". Did you run it for a long period before it did this? Did you add any new hardware such as an upgraded video recently?

Anything you can tell us will help.
 

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Hi. What program can I run that will cause the most activity or strain on the cpu ? I want to make sure that the fan and heat sink is efficiantly removing the heat during times of heavy load so I don't end up with freezing up problems. Is there a program out there for this purpose?
Thanks
 

Answer:Testing heat sink and fan

SiSoftware Sandra has a burnin test that should do the trick. The Lite version is free and should be sufficient for your task.
 

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i have seen that amd now has 90 nm cpus. What would be the advantage of getting one of them? If i do get 1, what would be a good heatsink for it? as it is oem, not retail.

Thanks, U-Toast

Answer:good heat sink for 939?

There will not be a noticable difference in stock speed.

There will be millions of more transisitors, therefore the CPU is capable of reaching higher frequencies (which can be an advantage to overclockers).

That is the only difference besides the increase in heat.

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I have a Pentium Pro 200MHz. Should I have an active heat sink? -John

Answer:Pentium Pro Heat Sink

Indubitably.

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Okay I will spare you the tedious background story and get straight to.
I removed the fan in front of the heatsink in relation to another problem I was having.
In the process I undid a clip and removed the metal box thing now cannot put them
back on. I have no idea what the clip was locked on to or how as it came apart as it slipped off when I took the box off.

I will show you pictures of all the components in the hope that some of you will be able to give me the best advice as to how they all fit together. Technical names for bits and pieces would also be appreciated because I need to learn from my horrendous mistakes.

The model of the PC is an HP Pavilion W5000

Thank you for your time and kindness. I hope this does not seem too curt as I have had to write this out twice already before accidently closing the window.



Forgive my ignorance... and I am sorry if something like this has been posted before I had trouble phrasing it. I tried to rotate the top picture but if it is still not corrected on photobucket...then the black dusty nobbled thing should be at the bottom of the picture.

Thanks again.
 

Answer:Re-fixing the Heat Sink Fan.

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I have a Medion MD8000 and I've recently found the plastic cradle that holds the heatsink and fan to the motherboard breaking up. I've repaired as best but could someone tell me - if I bought a new heatsink and/or fan is it a universal fitting to the motherboard? Does the cradle come with the motherboard or the heatsink? I've tried looking at heatsinks in Maplins but it difficult to tell without removing same from the bubblepack whether there's an attachment included to attach it to the motherboard.

Answer:Replace heat sink and fan

I think you mean the "Socket retention module", they generally come with the motherboard. When I changed the CPU fan on my old Medion, it had a bespoke cradle that had to be replaced, as it wouldn't take standard P4 coolers. The only place I found that sells them seperately is QuietPC, postage is a bit high, but delivery was next day click here

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Question: heat sink porblem

what happen when the heat sunk fan will not work properly. my fan it damaged and when i switch on the system. the fan is working but the system does not turned on.

Answer:heat sink porblem

 

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Question: Heat Sink Problem?

My computer recently started to shut down while playing games such as Bookworm and Cue Club Pool.

I thought the problem originally started, a few weeks ago, when I purchased a video card off of Ebay. An NVIDIA GFORCE MX4000. The games would either close and go back to my Desktop or it would shut down completely, leaving me with a black screen. I would reboot and I couldn't even start in safe mode, because the screen would either be pink, or green or purple with black vertical lines going through it. I would shut the pc off in the back and let it sit for awhile and then turn it back on, and it would be fine.

I finally got sick of this and had a friend of mine, take a look at it. He removed the NVIDIA GFORCE MX4000 and installed a different one. When he brought it back, (I sent it with him, with the side removed) the hard drive fell out onto the ground. He freaked naturally, but the reason the hard drive fell out was because the guy who built my pc 3 years ago, failed to bolt it down!
He hooked everything back up and it worked fine. Until now.

Now, When the games shut down, I get a blue screen with one of several error messages, like "Cannot locate hard drive--- Insert System Disk"... which leads me to nowhere because even when I click R for Repair, it can't find the hard drive. I unplugged everything and disconnected the hard drive, then re-connected it. Turned everything back on and it worked. Until tonight.
When I took a look inside I noticed that th... Read more

Answer:Heat Sink Problem?

It is really hard to say which one is the culprit, as shutdowns could be anything. I would recommend to clean your heatsink and apply new thermal paste. I would also recommend that you backup all your important files from your hard drive as this may be causing your problem.
Did your motherboard come with another video card before you installed the MX4000?
 

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My retainer clip broke on my heat sink and fan and I had to replace it. When I removed the heat sink and fan to get the clip and replace it, I removed the old thermal paste from the cpu and heat sink ( I used a coffee filter and 97& Isopropyl Alcohol to clean it). I then used Arctic Silver and followed their directions to apply it. Since then, my cpu is running at about 49 or 50 centigrade. I have an AMD Athlon 64 2X Dual Core 5400+ 2.81 GHz processor. Is that temp too hot? I have been having problems and had to reinstall Vista (clean install)..should I take the heatsink and fan off and redo the thermal paste? Like maybe I didn't use enough of the paste? The directions came straight from the Arctic Silver site...but I have done some more research and they all differ on the amount of paste to use...need a little advice..lol
WeirdSis

Mobo Asus M2N SLI
AMD Athlon 64 X2 Dual Core 5400+ 2.81 GHz
512 MB Nvidia PCIe GeForce 8600 Gt
550 Watt Power Supply
SoundBlaster XFI Extreme Music PCI
 

Answer:Solved: cpu heat sink and fan

You probally use too much.
 

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Interested to know what folks do to achieve this.Over time the cooling fins do get somewhat choked up with lint and that of course prejudices cooling function air flow.  I have never found an easy way to remove the cooling fan/heatsink - without the CPU coming out with it ... which means it has to be somewhat forcibly but carefully pulled out of the socket even when that is locked.  It seems all but impossible to activate the CPU socket locking lever before this - not enough clearance.One time I actually had three or four pins get bent - fortunately that was remedied.  Last time was hassle free but even so - the CPU still had to exit the socket when locked.Over time the heat sink compound not only seems to firm up but - there is also a ''suction'' effect so - anyone have any bright ideas for releasing this bond prior to a clean up.I have found BTW that even a compressed air cleaning with all in place does not remove enough fuzz - removal makes for a good result.

Answer:CPU heat sink clean

One method i have used with success is letting the system warm up for 20 minutes or so before trying to remove the heatsink...YMMV.However if it still feels stubborn make sure to unlock the ZIF lever and carefully remove it in one piece.

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Question: Heat sink upgrade

Does anyone know anything about this heat pipe? Good, bad, Ugly? Anyone have subjective experience?

Newegg.com - MASSCOOL 8WA743 92mm Long Life CPU Cooler

Thanks in advance for info.

Answer:Heat sink upgrade

Sorry, no, never seen it mentioned in any reviews. Why did you select it? If price, look at this, VERY GOOD for the price, I have one in my PC.

Hyper 212 Plus

A Guy

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