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Swapping heatsinks - GPU

Question: Swapping heatsinks - GPU

Hi techspotters,

Changing graphichs cards and I think I need a little help with the gpu swap that I'm going make.

You enthusiasts know how sometimes it is very important that the colors in your build match neatly. So what I'm thinking of buying a gtx 960 with the heatsink that is a mathcing color to my rigs green theme and swapping the heatsink to a (haven't decided yet 970/980) gtx 970 or 980.

Is there some wild mosfets that I should be aware of, or are the card layouts same no matter 960,970,980 when it comes to cooling? I've been trying to make sense to it myself, but just can't seem to get a hold of it. Attaching some pictures to make it easier for you guys

What I'm about to buy:





And just put the green fanboard on the heatsink of gtx 970mis gaming.

What do you think guys will it blend or are the fansetups different?

best regards

m

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So it looks like I am going with an aftermarket CPU heatsink and fan set-up and not a liquid cooling set-up.I'm looking @ all the options of fans out there. LED. NON - LED etc...Heres my question?If I were to purchase a aftermarket CPU cooling unit like ( just for example ) some type of cooler master, and Deep cool etc....  Is it possible to replace the fans they came with, with other fans from another company as long as they are the same size?For example I buy the CM 212-EVO but want LED fans.  Can I just swap the fans for LED fans?I look @ the db reading on all the aftermarket CPU heatsink fans and they are all over the board.  If I were to replace the fan it came with, with a separate fan that has a lower db reading what that work?  And would that decrease the db then?

Answer:CPU heatsinks and swapping fans it came W/

Yes you can.

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Question: heatsinks help plz

well, i just need a little help with pickin out my new heatsinks to order. Im gonna go with ThermalTake but im not sure how good what i chose really is. First off:

GPU Heatsink

Does anyone know anything about this heatsink? or anything relating to how good it can really be?

Second off i cant decide on one of the following in thiese links:

#1
#2

#3 - i guess u decide parts..idunno

#4-i like this one

Now, i dont know anything about Thermaltake or different heatsinks in general so any help is appreciated.

Thanx all
Cheers-

Answer:heatsinks help plz

zalman > thermaltake

zalman 700 (or was it 770)cu <-gfx
zalman 7700cu <- cpu

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Question: Heatsinks

OK when you buy a heatsink do you want one that is all copper or one that touches the Processor to be copper and the rest can be aluminum?

Answer:Heatsinks

Preferably all copper, BUT be very carefull, those things weigh half a ton (actually around 775g), and can damage your omoboo if jostled. Try and find one that gets good reviews and falls within AMDs limits on weight.

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Question: Heatsinks

hi i bought a processor AMD 3700+ i want to know i dont know if the standard heatsnk came with a thermal pad or thermal paste bu if it is a thermal pad how do i get it off and did it melt yet i have nt gone over 95o F. with my processor please help
 

Answer:Heatsinks

info

Could use some more info- did you buy the boxed CPU and install it yourself? If so, the pad would have been evident on the bottom of the heatsink. If there was nothing on the mating surface of the heatsink, you need to NOT run your CPU until you remove the HSF and apply thermal past between the processor and the HSF! ( Arctic Silver is preferred, their website has application instructions.)

If there WAS a gray-looking substance on the heatsink, and you followed the installation instructions, it can take some time for it to "burn in." I am not familiar with AMD, but for my Intel P4, it was something like 100 cycles (sytem off, down to room temp, then back on). Don't quote me on that 100- can't remember where I read that.

Post back on that thermal pad business- it's important.
P S_ Welcome to TechSpot! :wave:
 

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Question: Heatsinks

Ok folks, recently i bought an Akasa AK827 (socket A) heatsink and it arrived today, on the box it says:

AK827
Copper base cooler for
AMD XP3400

Will this still work on my AMD XP 2800, and also, how would i go about fitting the heatsink?

Answer:Heatsinks

Do you have a link for the product...like where you bought i from. As far as I know a socket A heatsink will fit any socket A processor ( i know makes sense). The 2800 is a socket A so it shouldn't need anything extra...just follow the directions supplied with the heatsink and make sure you get the orientation right (the groove in the copper needs to be above the highest part on the socket).

-Aaron

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Question: Ram Heatsinks

I want to get a pair of ram heatspreaders. And I have stickers on my ram. The stickers that say what speed and type the ram is. Do I take those off if I want to put an adhesive type spreader on?

Answer:Ram Heatsinks

i dont think you have to cause that might void the warranty either way man i didnt and it didnt burn yet.

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Question: Heatsinks

hello,
I'm pretty much an amature when it comes to building a computer, but I know how its done. I have an AMD Athlon 2500+ with the stock heatsink and I want to place a new one on it. So the old heatsink was removed and most of the thermal compound from the old heatsink stuck to the CPU core. I was curious on how I should go about removing the compound from the core. Any help is greatly appreciated.
 

Answer:Heatsinks

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Question: RAM Heatsinks

If i put heatsinks on only one side of the RAM stick, what are the chances that it will cause problems?
 

Answer:RAM Heatsinks

1 - heatsinks form DIMMS use CLIPS to attach, so typically you need both sides.

2 - heatsinks for DIMMS - running at stock speed (even OC systems - the memory is not OC usually) do NEED heatsinks.

3 - Add-on Heatsinks could retain heat.

4 - they look pretty
 

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Question: Heatsinks...

Is the a website which compares Skt478 heatsinks? I can only find a AMD one (old at that!) on THG..Unless anyone has surgestion on what to go for as got OEM p4.. oh yea if you need to know its a 2.8 prescott (no o/c in immediate future)and have a antec 1080amg server case which has 4x 80mm fans and a dual fan psu...Would like something cheap if possible (under 25) and if anyone surgests a viarable one can they also surgest somesoftware to show RMP & Temp?

Answer:Heatsinks...

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I bought this for my cpu

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835106075

And this for my video card

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.asp?Item=N82E16835118116

All from Newegg

So here is the stock heatsinks replaced with the new coolers

http://img142.imageshack.us/my.php?image=comparison0vl.jpg

Here is new new cpu cooler, the thermaltake I installed

http://img142.imageshack.us/my.php?image=thermmini5qb.jpg

Here is my new Zalman on my video card ( 6600 256MB AGP)

http://img139.imageshack.us/my.php?image=zalman1jp.jpg

And my sexy system with the finished results

http://img88.imageshack.us/my.php?image=full8uy.jpg

Review

-After power up, I noticed that my sytem is much, much, much more quiet now! The intel stock cooler is much nosier than the new cpu.

-The Thermaltake cpu does an impressive job cooling. This full, all copper beast is HEAVY. It goes 36 degrees celcius on idle on my P4 630 3.0Ghtz. The stock fans spins at around 1250 on my motherboard. Installation of the Thermaltake was difficult however, the instllation pins require <font color=orange>a lot</font> of pressure and force to secure itself to the motherboard. I also noticed some rust/corrision on the lower part of the heat pipes.

-The Zalman cooler is also very quiet. The full heatsink itself is quite heavy, so when you install it on your card and plug it in the motherboard, the card noticably sags down in because of the extra weight. The ... Read more

Answer:I got my new heatsinks

very, very nice!
i also have the Vf700Al-Cu, it will serve you good!
Happy OC-ing!
 

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Question: 939 Heatsinks

I was wondering if anyone knew if the Zalman-CNPS7000A-Cu works with 939 it says 462/754 and 478. Though I went to Fry's and asked if it could work with a 939 since the stuff looked similar, and they said it would. Has anyone tried this? Or knows for certain this is a compatible HSF for the socket-939? I apologize if this is in the wrong board, but it said cooling and HSF's are cooling, so meh.
 

Answer:939 Heatsinks

I have a 939 nm 3000 with that heatsink and it works fine. Right now I am overclocked to 220fsb and it is under 40 C. I had a scare because of my video card. I have a sapphire 9600xt which has a passive heat removal system with pipes. My card actually leans against the heatsink and slightly bends a couple of the fins, but works great.
 

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Question: Heatsinks

I have a Athlon xp3200 barton processor, and was wondering about heatsinks, and whether i could get a better one that i already have~?

Answer:Heatsinks

Hi, why do you want a better heatsink? Is your pc running too hot? If it is working ok, then I would advise - if it aint broke, don't fixit.

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I've been seeing a variety of these cpu/gpu fanless heatsinks
showing up on the shelves latley.
"Fanless cpu"
I'm not sure what to think about fluid coolers vs. fanless.
Heat is very much a concern and managing it is my goal.
Faneless is intriguing tho, I would think, less power draw on Psu.
Or is this just the latest trendy thingamabob
 

Answer:Has NE1 used or is using any fanless heatsinks?

fans draw a neglible amount of current, but do add to noise production and increased dust collection rates. i've installed a few fanless gpu/cpu heatsinks and they are invariably heavy, bulky, and a regular pain to install. these were, however, for guys who had a problem with air cooling or wanted thiers "rly quiet". in all cases they were unnessesary. if a zalman 7000/7700 isn't quiet enough for you then don't get a computer, say i. in addition to said drwabacks, they always ran much hotter than conventional (stock) cooling and offered no thermal headroom.
 

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Hey, recently i have been thinking about buying some new heatsinks for my computer, in hopes of being able to overclock it. I am looking for a new heatsink for my CPU, and GPU.
My Specs
-AMD Athalon 64 3500+ socket 939
-Nvidia 7800 GTX
Also, if you have any advice on ways to take off your old heatsinks, please tell me. Any help/suggestions is much appreciated. Thanks!
(sorry about the repeat post in CPU/Chipsets)
 

Answer:New Heatsinks for my computer

From experience, the CPU may be stuck to your stock heatsink. Take due care in removing it, twist it a little if you need to. Don't put in too much force. I've heard that removing the heatsink while its hot helps. Don't use a hairdryer to do this tho.

I'm assuming that you'll be playing games with your overclocked rig. The biggest inprovement in fps would be from overclocking the 7800. There are some good fans for this, the techspot reviews mentioned one, but I swear by the Zalman VF700-Cu (or the newer VF900-Cu). You'd need space in the comp for this, and good case ventilation tho.

I'm not very versed with the current CPU coolers out there at the moment, I'll let someone else fill you in on that.
 

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Hey, recently i have been thinking about buying some new heatsinks for my computer, in hopes of being able to overclock it. I am looking for a new heatsink for my CPU, and GPU.
My Specs
-AMD Athalon 64 3500+ socket 939
-Nvidia 7800 GTX
Also, if you have any advice on ways to take off your old heatsinks, please tell me. Any help/suggestions is much appreciated. Thanks!
 

Answer:New Heatsinks for my computer

athlon 64s run very cool even with the stock heatsinks, and should allow you to overclock without having to buy another heatsink. you may want to remove, clean, apply good thermal paste, and reseat it though.

the heatsinks for socket-939 are relatively easy to remove. you simply rotate the "handle" until the bracket moves freely, then with a flathead screwdriver remove the bracket from the tab. once the bracket is free you will be able to rotate the heatsink a little both ways until it breaks free. be sure to rotate it free, do not just pull up on it because you may pull the CPU from the socket and bent or break off the pins (which would render your CPU useless)

get some arctic silver 5, it's commonly known as the best thermal paste available.
 

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Question: fans / heatsinks

howdyjust put my hand down the back of the pc the other day, and noticed the air coming out was pretty warm, and pretty weak.Therefore that got me wondering whether i need to cool things down in there.But i'm not too sure about fans - where do you stick them? attach them? power them? get them sending the air in the right direction, etc?In fact, do I even need one? or is the fan on the p4, and the fan on the graphics card, and the power supply fan, etc already enough?cheers

Answer:fans / heatsinks

If you bought a PC from a standard manufacturer the fans, etc. will almost certainly be sufficient. If you built your own PC that maybe a different matter. Dont worry about the graphics card as these fans are often far bigger than is required anyway. Basically, I think you are probably safe.

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Hey guys, I got a Radeon 9800 Pro card, and as you all probably know, the stock heatsink and fan on this card sucks...when in full load, I can't even touch the card without getting burnt...(yeah it is that hot...)...but anyway...I was going to overclock it, but I need better cooling...so can anyone recommend something really good to overcloak, while keeping the temperatures low...something for about 30 american dollars. Plus, explain exactly how it works. Thanks guys. P.S. Post links with pictures, and/or reviews. Thanks.

Answer:VGA Heatsinks and Fans...

Use the Arctic Cooling VGA Silencer. I have been able to get some serious frequencies with it.

It the most effective VGA cooler on the market. And considering that it sucks in the air from your case, and releases it through the back - The case temperature is drastically reduced.

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I was just wondering if anyone had any tricks or hints on how to easily install/uninstall CPU heatsinks... best way I know is with a screwdriver in the designated slot... but still it can be a big pain in the but sometimes..

is there an easier way?
 

Answer:CPU Heatsinks, IS there an easy way?

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Question: Zalman Heatsinks

I have been looking at the Zalman Flower 7000a ALCU heatsink ant was thinking of getting one, any comments on it?Also has anywhere seen where you can buy on OC/Dabs/Ebuyer dont. Quietpc (the "offical" retailer) sells them at 34 inc P&P, anther company PIXMANIA.CO.UK sells them at 14 + 9P&P! which is 23pounds sounds very good.. to good infact so does anyone used this site?

Answer:Zalman Heatsinks

They are very good click here=

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I recently purchased a new motherboard and cpu. I got the Gigabyte K8N Pro and the AMD 64bit 3000+. Now for my heatsink and fan i got the Thermaltake Polo 735 3 in 1 cooler. It came with a piece to connect with the motherboard, but i have no way of anchoring it down. It has a little bar which goes across the heatsink, with a long screws and springs to make sure you dont damage the motherboard. Lengthwise its perfect, i just hvae no way of making sure the screws dont come out. If anyone has any information on this please post.

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I wanted to order this today or tomorrow, but I am not sure what to get? =\ I was thinking about the Thermaltake Giant III Heatpipe thing but is it worth the 35+$? Or should I spend that 40 bux on a good vga cooler and some really good heatsinks? Please tell me what you guys would recommend?
I want to OC this video card alot more than it already is.:grinthumb

Thanks alot
 

Answer:What is the BEST VGA cooler and Heatsinks to buy?

TechSpot has a very nice Search Feature. Use it at will.

But even without using it, you should've noticed a thread discussing your same topic in this same forum :
Whats a good VGA cooler?

 

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So what's really better? The heatsink and fan from the manaufacturer or an after-market heatsink and fan?
 

Answer:Manufacturer Heatsinks

The mfg. HSF is adequate as long as you don't O/C your computer. Aftermarkets give you more flexibility to choose styles and ratings
 

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I'm need CPU heatsinks that are so large, their fan needs are little to none. The goal is silent CPU cooling.

Example: Place a CPU cooler for a 3-Gigahertz processor on a 1-Gigahertz processor and run its fan at 5 or 7 volts. The difference in fan noise is dramatic and CPU temps are well within tolerances.

So I am looking for a source of really big (read: oversized) heatsinks for 3-Gig+ processors.

By the way, water cooling is not a consideration.
 

Answer:Huge heatsinks anywhere?

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Question: Zalman heatsinks

In the model numbers for the CNPS7000, there are 7000A-Al-Cu and

7000B-Al-Cu. What does the A and B mean?
 

Answer:Zalman heatsinks

"The 7000B has slightly improved upon the 7000A heatsink not only in performance, but in a 7g weight reduction. The 7000B comes with the easy-to-use Fan Mate 2, and even includes a high strength fiberglass reinforced plastic Backplate for use with AMD Sempron/AMD64 motherboards."
 

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Some of my friends and I have been trying to figure out if there is a real advantage to HeatPipe heatsinks over normal heatsinks.
What do you guys think? Any of you that might have made the switch to heatpipes did you notice any lower cpu temps?

Because if it's worth it I'm thinking about getting the Gigabyte 3D Rocket Cooler-Pro.
 

Answer:HeatPipe heatsinks.

Don't think it's worth it... How about this? http://www.hardcorecooling.us/index.asp?PageAction=VIEWPROD&ProdID=589
 

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I am noticing more and more about RAM heatsincs over the last 2 years? First off I usually work with prebuilt systems that do not have them at all. So my first question is are they REALLY needed? Second off do they impact how you put in any other memory? I.E. if you have 2 ram rows next to each other does the heatsync stand out enough you can't put them one next to the other?

I just got 2 DDR400 PC3200 and was wondering if this is a must have/should have/can live without situation and what your thoughts are?
 

Answer:RAM heatsinks needed?

If you plan on using this pc for gaming or other highly graphical applications then heatsinks would be reccomended, but if its just going to be used for regular programs/documents then it wouldnt be necessary at all. As for the clearance w/heatsinks usually it can be done but it all depends on how the board has the mem. slots placed and the size of the hs.
 

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I was thinking about purchasing this heatsink and fan:

http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/Produc...uctCode=370652

and also purchasing some Arctic Silver 5 to lower temps as well. Would I need to lap the heatsink if I got it, or would it be ready to go?

Answer:Do new heatsinks need to be lapped?

I would say it's ready to go, but if you're an extremist and want every last degree out of it then you might want to lap it.

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Hello everyone!

It is time to upgrade my custom build rig, which has seen better days (born 2004).

I will be replacing the following parts: PSU, Vantec 400 watts; CPU, AMD Atholon XP 2800; GPU, EVGA 6600 GT; MB, MSI K7N2 Delta ILSR Nvidia NForce 2; Memory, 1GB XMS Corsair PC-3200 LLPT. :-o

I am keeping the current hard drives SATA 2, until the prices return to normal.

The new parts: PSU, Corsair HX750 watts; CPU, AMP Phenom II X6-1055T, (this item will be equipped with an after market, Thermolab Baram Cooler heatsink, a joined with a 120mm fan, NB Multiframe S-Series, model #M12-9) MB, Gigabyte 970A-UD3; GPU, MSI N560 GTX; Memory, Crucial 2 sticks 2GB DDR3-1600 or Ballistix PC3-12800 CL8 1.65v. :yum

I will be purchasing the hard drives, SATA 3, when pricing declines. BTW, the case is a Super Flower 301 (Korean), with a window on each side; as well as a removable tray for the system board. It has 5, 80mm fans, two front intakes, one top exhaust and two rear exhaust.

My concern is, that the new parts will generate a great deal more heat.

I do not overclock nor do I play any intensive games. On the other hand, I may one day and would have no problem taking the time and about 20 to $25, to lap the heatsink.

Once it is on, I am not incline to disassemble the heatsink, unless there are tech issues. Furthermore, I did examine the base of the heatsink and noticed it is high on both edges.

I read that the typical heatsink is concave, whereas, the CPUs a... Read more

Answer:Still Reasons to Lap Heatsinks?

Hear is my case - Super Flower 301
 

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Question: Slot A heatsinks?

This pc I'm working on seems to have a real heat issue, its an HP Pavilion XP789/Slot A Athlon 1ghz. The problem is that those old T-birds ran pretty hot and I dont think the cases were really designed for that much heat. HP in all their wisdom desided that they were going to cram way too much pc stuff in way too small a case, so I got thinking hey maybe use a bigger case, well there is a problem, the slot A cpu has a heatsink but no fan mounted on it and really no way to mount one, HP uses a 80mm fan mounted in an air duct to supposedly pick up the heat from the cpu on blow it out the back of the pc, not a bad plan i guess however so much heat builds up in the case that if you leave a cd in the drive it almost melts. I have this cpu in my hands and I cant for the life of me figure out how the HS comes off, it looks like there are 2 spring clips holding the hs down to the cpu but how do you unclip them? My thought was to find a conventional hsf for a Slot A that has the fans with it, then I can think about putting this stuff into a normal ATX case, the MB is an Asus K7M which looks to be an ATX MB but I have to get through this HSF issue first.
 

Answer:Slot A heatsinks?

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anyone know where can i get an AMD stock fan from online??
 

Answer:CPU Fans and Heatsinks

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Hi,
Does anyone have an opinion on RAM heatsinks. I mean the copper ones than wrap around your sticks. Do they do any good or is it just a waste of money?
Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: RAM Heatsinks

The theory is that it draws the heat out of the RAM sticks, therefore keeping the RAM slightly cooler.

Some hardcore people would probably tell you that it matters, but realistically they're not necessary. If the RAM you want to buy has them on it, then good. If not, don't bother buying aftermarket heatspreaders, unless you've got money to burn. Just make sure there's good airflow in your case and you'll be fine.
 

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Question: Cleaning heatsinks

I need to clean the heatsink on my Presario 906US. I need some guidance on how exactly to do this. If anyone has some info specific to my model laptop it would be greatly appreciated. I cannot find the manual to my laptop, so I don't even know which screws to undo to get to the heatsink. Thank you.
 

Answer:Cleaning heatsinks

Google [cleanlaptopheatsink] many sites
 

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Question: Heatsinks 'n stuff

I am always looking for good ways to cool down my components in my case and I am wondering if the little heatsinks for the VRAM on a video card help much with the overall temp of the card when OCing? Also, what about the clip-on heat spreaders for RAM? Are those effective? Thanks.

Answer:Heatsinks 'n stuff

well ive read sumwhere that heatspreaders can actually be worse for heat on ram. im guessing its the same for vram but my ram has them and ive havin no problems with that. so they might help but only in a v small way.

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My buddy just had a grandpa die... Which kinda sucks but throush some strange money thing he got like 2k so he wants to mess with his comp.

He told me that they make solid casses that dont have fans running in them or have holes in the case to put them. Theyre totaly made for fanless systems.

He said he would get that case buy a new fanless 6800 ultra and a real nice water cooling system. I told him it sounds cool but i never heard of a fanless case or a fanless ultra.

It all sounds real cool and sounds liek a good idea but what is the likelyhood that it would be something smart to do?

Answer:No Fans Or Heatsinks?!?!?!

zalman make the case buts its a crazy price but i cant rememeber the model name. i dunno about the ultra though

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Question: Highend Heatsinks.

Im wondering how nice this would REALLY work. I cant find a price yet but if its not too pricy i might buy it if you guys think its worth it.

http://www.thermaltake.com/coolers/4...n/cl-p0114.htm

Answer:Highend Heatsinks.

Nahhhhhhh, doesn't blow enough air, only about 50+ CFM, and less than 5000 RPM, its 1300 RPM!

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Can i use a new heatsink and put it on a computer that has a different backplate.
 

Answer:Use different backplate for different heatsinks

You could if it lines up, has the correct dimensions, and the correct mounting options. A new heatsink, if it requires a back plate then it will likely come with one, best to use it unless its identical.
 

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Question: Heatsinks location

Hello,
today I bought Accelero TWIN TURBO PRO on my ASUS 4850. But on instructions for heatsinks it shows 4870, I know this is similar cards but mine is different. Where I should put these heatsinks on this card?

EDIT:
I think they should go here. I'm right?

 

Answer:Heatsinks location

try something else for vrm and memory

your placement is correct but the vrm and memory heatsinks that arctic provides are crap
go to eteknix.com and see the review of this cooler
the vrm got heated up to 142 c
the gpu stays cool but the vrm gets literally burnt
 

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Im thinking about getting a new heat sink and fan because mine is not very good because one of the cpu mounting screws holders came apart and is now making a horrible rattleing noise and for other reasons as well (its not totally fellon apart).

Im sort of new when it comes to looking for the right heatsink and fans and what is conisdered a good one. Perhaps someone can tell me what are the crusail specs I need to look at and whats considered good? Or perhaps good links that tell what you think I need to know that explain thorughly?

Thanks

Answer:CPU heatsinks and fans...

Definatley something copper, and with a large fan (hint, hint... Zalman). You should tell us what kind of chip you use, amd or intel, for specificity.

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you know instead of a cpu heat/fan and a fan for your PSU you can get just heatsinks now for both i was wondering what if it was a really hot day could the heatsinks cope with the extreme condition

Answer:no fans just heatsinks

i'd still get a steady flow with a nice set of fans, and watercooling if you can afford it. My Xbox (a Celeron computer) is on a heatsink system and tends to overheat.

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Hi I just purchased some new blue ram heatsinks for my video card online. I did the measurements on the ram chips, and compared them to the description of the heatsink size available online and they matched. But when they came in the mail the heatsinks were smaller than the ram chips on my video card. I still put the heatsinks on regardless. The blue heatsinks came with these 3M brand clear sticky tape type backings that were pre-applied to them during manufacturing or something.

I just wanted to know if it's wrong for me to leave them as they are in the picture?
[i.e. Smaller than the black ram chips on my video card]

Or should I take them off? Will this damage my video card?
Thanks
 

Answer:Heatsinks Don't Fit My Video Card!

Did you contact the manufacturer/seller to find out if there was a shipping error? I don't believe they will damage your card but heat sinks which actually covered the whole surface of the RAM chips would work a bit more efficiently.
 

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Ok first question. I have a Cooler Master Stacker 830: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E16811119122

I have 4 intake fans on the right side and one in the front. I have an exhaust fan on the back. I have one spot on the top to add another fan. Should I have it as an intake or exhaust?

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My next question. I am planning on getting this motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E16813131224

and this processor: http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E16819103191

Will this heat sink fit? http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E16835118020

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My last question. Do you have any idea if this RAM http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E16820146677 is compatible with this motherboard http://www.newegg.com/product/product.aspx?item=N82E16813131224 ?
Any help would be great, thanks!!
 

Answer:RAM, Case Fans, and Heatsinks...

Heat rises,so the top fan should be exhast.
Yes the heatsink should fit.
Yes,That memory should be OK.
 

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i have the asus en 6800gt video card. the fan on this thing is so dumb. its inefficient and VERY loud. i want to replace it, but the only thing i can find covers the memory too, but the heatsinks are glued on. can i remove them somehow, or is there another cooling device. ANYTHING will do.
 

Answer:removing glued heatsinks

I usually use a credit card or my license and a small flat blade screwdriver to remove those tough heatsinks.

Use the flat blade screwdriver as a little crowbar to lift the heatsink off - gently!!...Use the credit card as a buffer between the screwdriver and the PCB board of the graphics card. You don't want to gouge the board, that could be bad news!

Some people use a hairdryer to heat the heatsink up, thus making the glue soften and easier to pull off by hand. Or, you can use electrical contact cleaner and spray some between the heatsink and the board. That will also help soften most of that stuff.
 

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Skip to the red text if you want to avoid the story/rant.
Okay--initially my problem was that I had no video output when I turned on my computer (I could type in my password, do the standby command, etc., and hear the computer working, so I knew it was just the lack of picture on my monitor that was the problem)--but now I've got a/some new issue/s.

After doing a few tests to see if I could fix the inital problem without opening my pc, I was unsuccessful and had to open up my pc. This was my first time opening it since I built it and had it functioning at first boot, so I was sort of dissapointed and wished I had looked more carefully on the external parts.

Regret was soon to be the least of my problems; as I removed my video card to try and just put it back in (I was to do this with the RAM as well), the small plastic piece on the end of the PCI-e slot broke off. I was already p*ssed, but assumed that wouldn't greatly affect my PC's functionality (does it?). So I continued on, but not before noticing that my heatsink popped out while I removed my video card. It's an 8800GTS mammoth, so I did have to use a bit of manuevering to get it out, so I'm not surprised that something came loose while I did so.

But the heatsink...Ooooh the heatsink...I do not like heatsinks. I'm grateful for their existance, but I just can't stand installing one. Well, now I have to do it again. Except this time, it just won't go in. Those little retarded push-pin things simply won't work.... Read more

Answer:I think heatsinks are a pretty cool guy (help please).

1. That's usually the best way to put a heatsink on, especially ones with pushpins. I've learned this the hard way. Tried to put my AF7 on while it was still in the case...and it was a pain. Much easier to take the motherboard out of the case and do it.

2. If you still have the motherboard box/foam pad/antistatic bag they put in with them, I use those. Otherwise just do it on something that won't make you conduct electricity and you zap your board while handling it.

3. Make sure you have more thermal paste. When you're going to reseat your heatsink/fan, its recommended that you redo the thermal paste that's on there. Clean it off with isopropyl alcohol (the higher the alcohol percentage, the better), and use non-lint pads to clean it off...coffee filters work great for this, and are cheap.

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This may be a dumb question, but I am curious and decided I'd ask.

I removed the fan and put a heatsink on my 9600 Pro. Would it do anything if I put another heatsink on top of the one I just put on there? Here are pics of what I am talking about. If there is a difference, it probably wouldn't be much anyway.


 

Answer:2 Heatsinks on 1 Chipset? (Stacked)

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can you buy new ones for more overclocking?

Answer:Video Card heatsinks

yup, off course. many cooling companies are manufacturing VGA coolers as well.

but why to overclock too much?

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How will this work will they hit each other or what or will they be placed farther out from each other for seperate heatsinks can anyone help me or find a article about this because i couldn't find any

Answer:Dual soket AMD heatsinks

Well assuming you aren't getting that massive zalman they wouldn't hit each other. Companies will take into consideration two heatsinks, dude they wouldn't make it so that they hit together, but we're talking stock heatsinks. Anything beyond that is up to the owner to find out first

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Are the standard heatsinks and fans on AMD Barton chips (say a 2500) up to the job, or should I buy OEM to mix and match?

Answer:AMD retail heatsinks / fans

But as with all retail, you will only get the minimum the manufacturer provides.After all, it's all about profit!

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ok well first of all i got arctic silver 5 thermal paste..which is one of the best i heard...and i have the crappy stock cooling that came with the cpu..

it is a q6600, so i need one for an lga 775 socket

thermalright ultra 120 or a zalman cnps9700 or a scythe infinity?

which one would be the best of oc'ing and best cooling and performance?

Answer:selecting the best fans and heatsinks

Originally Posted by mathews2010


ok well first of all i got arctic silver 5 thermal paste..which is one of the best i heard...and i have the crappy stock cooling that came with the cpu..

it is a q6600, so i need one for an lga 775 socket

thermalright ultra 120 or a zalman cnps9700 or a scythe infinity?

which one would be the best of oc'ing and best cooling and performance?



All three are good highend cpu coolers. From what I have read in reviews the current king of the hill is the ultra 120, but they will all keep your q6600 well within the safe zone. I chose the zalman, even tho they tend to be on the highend cost wise, because of how quiet their coolers run. Keep in mind that if you are planning to use a ram cooler the orientation of your mb layout (ram cooler and cpu cooler might need to occupy the same space) can play a factor when selecting a cpu cooler.

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If I understand things, Dell used two different heat sinks for these boards. One being#RU305, for either board with dual core and, #K078D for quad core for use with GM3303. The RU305 is square and the K078D is round. My understanding is that you cannot use the RU305 for quad core, is that correct info? Was the K078D ever round? Have a supplier trying to tell me the square heatsink will work but, don't want to burn board or CPU. Thanks

Answer:Heatsinks for GM3302 and GM3303

The mounting for RU305 0RU305 Compatible Models: Inspiron 531,Inspiron 531s SOCKET AM2 is completely different than the K078D.  They are NOT interchangeable.  RU305 uses a strap and snaps on.   K078D uses Screws.     RU305 is for AMD Socket   K078D is for INTEL Socket 775.  GM3302 and GM3303 are Inspiron 530 VOSTRO 200/400 INTEL SOCKET 775 based motherboards.
You are totally barking up the wrong tree.
 

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I am about to buy an Athlon 3000+ and would like to know if these processors come complete with fan and heatsink. If not could someone please tell me what I need!! Many thanks. Cannot seem to find out from web sites.

Answer:Processor heatsinks and fans

The retail version usualy does, OEM is cheaper, and sometimes does not include the sink and fan. j.

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Quick question, will I be able to use all socket 775 heatsinks on a 775 core 2 duo proc?

It sounds logical but I don't want to break anything.
 

Answer:All LGA775 heatsinks universal?

yes they are and they should be compatible with the heat output of the cpu because they are manufactured on a 65nm tech
 

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Hi, as the titles says I was wondering if using heatsinks would help bring down temps a bit my card idle at around 47-50c so I would love to see if I can bring down those temps a bit by using heatsinks, I cant really get a aftermarket cooler because most of them uses 2.5 or 3 slots so they would hit my wireless pci card that I cant move anywhere else because of my motherboard, so if I add heatsinks to the vram I think it is that is not being covered by the current fan would that be a good idea or a bad one, I tried to google a bit and some said it was good some said it would break the card. Picture below is not very good but the best one I could find so if someone who is a bit more into this could maybe help me. And it was not that long ago since I put new thermal paste on it. Oh and almost forgot, what I can remember max temps was around 82c when I last furmark but it could be different now.

Oh and I have 2x 140 mm fans blowing in cold air from the side that should be hitting the card but strangely enough I did not see any difference in temps when I installed those. Sorry for the long text.

Answer:Heatsinks to bring down GPU temps

Andreas,

I do not have an answer to your question, but I do know that some companies, such as EVGA, sell an Nvidia 680 card that comes with a built in water cooler (minus the actual cooler motor and fan). You can then buy a CPU water cooler that doubles as a GPU cooler and get both CPU and GPU to have excellent temperatures. I am sure there are many different cards and companies that have similar cooling capabilities, and if you were to get a CPU/GPU cooler, it would save on space and perhaps even money.

The only drawback is if you do not want to spend the money to get a new card and water cooler. If that is the case, you would have to look into choosing if you want to get the water cooler and parts for installing it onto your GPU (would need to take the outer shell of your card off if you have one), or if you want to go ahead and just by a GPU cooler (fan, I would guess) which would be a lot cheaper. If you install the cooling fan onto the GPU, you will still need to take the outer shell off (again, if you have it). But for the GPU fan option, I do not know of a good one to suggest to you.

There is the option of buying an interal fan and aiming it at your GPU. Some fans can attach to your motherboard or clip to another location such as the hard rive bay. You could also buy dual fans that you can plug into either your pci-e x1 slot, pci slot, or pci-e slot (keep in mind, these are all different fans, so make sure they will fit properly if you choose this route).

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If so what technique do you use?
 

Answer:does anyone have any experience smoothing out cpu heatsinks (copper)?

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Does anyone out there know where i can get thermal pads from. They seem like rocking horse poo!

Answer:Thermal Pads for Processesor Heatsinks

Not sure if this is what your after but click here

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Will be replacing the CPU Sink/Fan, and have choice of a Copper Unit, and a Alunimum. Which would be most efficient for reducing temps; With room temp of 90F, CPU often hits 134F, with a S500 Case temp of 102 - 104.
I'm planning to also have 2 80 Mm Fans (1 intake, 1 Exhaust) installed at same time as a new CPU fan/sink.
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Result's of a couple of heat tests with present stock Alunimum Sink, & 4600 RPM fan:
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I took the left side of the case off {b]Saturday nite[/b], & with room temp of 89 F., these were the readings after about 30 Minutes with "Motherboard Monitor 5"

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Readouts: 32

Current CPU Temp: 132F/Low: 131/High: 134/Average: 131

CASE Temp: Current/Low/High & Average all read 104F

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FRIDAY NITE with left side of the case on, & 90F room temp., I got these reading's, & what's wierd is that except for the Case temp., all the readings I got Saturday with the left side of the case off were higher....

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CPU Temp: 127 Current/125 Low/127 High/Average: 125

Case Temp: Current/Low/High, & Average all read 100F.

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In both tests the comp. was idling, I Ctrl - ALT - Del all running prog.'s except systray, Explorer & MBM5, then let the comp sit for about a 1/2 hour.

NOW ..... Which would do the best cooling job--Copper, or Alunimum? I'm not much of a gameplayer--but do intend to get Quake 1 & 2 (3, perhaps), and a cou... Read more

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I am going to replace my pc's cpu fan and in order to do this I have to remove the heatsink from the computer to get to the fan. I have been researching this and trying to get a definite answer on whether or not to apply thermal grease. I am not replacing my heatsink or cpu; only the cpu fan, like I said I have to remove the heatsink to get to and remove the fan. I have heard some technitions say that I need to re-apply thermal grease if I do this, even if I am not replacing the cpu or heatsink and then I've read that you dont have to. Maybe someone on here who has done this could give me your opinion. Anytime the heatsink is removed from top of the cpu; even when not replacing the cpu or heatsink, is it necessary to apply more thermal grease?
 

Answer:Question about Heatsinks, CPUs, and CPU Fans

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Ok guys i need some help i have an E6600 Intel and a 8800gts 320mb video card w/ an evga 680i motherboard. I wanna go to water cooling. My cpu stock 2.4 running at 3.0 is 54C fan at 100% my gpu fan at 50% 52C none overclocked. My room gets a lil toasty when running this rig. All of this is in a full tower sunbeam transformer. Love the case btw. plenty of room.

What i need is some help picking out some water cooling heatsinks. ones that wont crack. I heard if it has a clear window in it; where u can see the water flow stay away from it. what do you all think. I know what pump and the 2 resivores i am gonna use. 5/8 ID hose from the pump to a splitter into 2-1/2 ID hoses to fit the heat sinks and then back into 1-5/8 ID then to the heatercore-resivores- pump.
Im kinda creating my own water system except for the heatsinks.
 

Answer:water cooling heatsinks needed

check out www.koolance.com
 

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at the moment my AMD athlon xp 1900+ is running at it's regular speed of 1.6GHz (12 x 133mhz), which is fine, except that bios/a system info program are telling me that (after an hour or so to heat up) my cpu temperature is at 58 degrees C (and system temp of 42c).
I know this is too high because in other threads i have discussed similar problems, and know my cpu should be running at 40-50 degrees max.

I recently upgraded my heatsink/fan from this tiddly akasa one to this big q-tec one (except the fan is off this higher end one).

this new cpu heatsink/fan did improve things quite a lot, but it's still too hot, do i need extra system fans? and i do, wont they make a lot of noise? (and also i'm not sure which size will fit my atx case).

thanks
 

Answer:cpu heat, heatsinks and system fans

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Hello,

As you may or may not be aware most of the heatsinks (decent ones that is) seem to be over the maximum reccomended weight for most motherboards.

If I'm moving my pc around a lot with a heavy heatsink on it am I likley to break the motherboard?

Can anyone reccomend a decent heatsink?

Regards.

Alex.
 

Answer:Heavy heatsinks may snap my motherboard?

No. It will never happen.
 

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Hey guys,

I am thinking of building a budget gaming pc, mainly AMD parts. That is besides the point. It will be the first time building a system and i am worried about putting on thermal paste. I am trying to avoid it, i know that stock CPU coolers are pre-applied with thermal paste so it saves you the hassel of having to put it on. I am wondering if i can find any after-market heatsinks that are pre-applied with thermal paste. I am preferable looking for a fan cooler that is easy to install. I am sure i want to avoid liquid cooling.

Thanks.
 

Answer:Solved: CPU Cooling with Aftermarket Heatsinks

It's been my experience that the heatsink/fan that comes with the AMD processors are quite adequate & completely up to the job. As to the pre-applied thermal paste, I always remove that & apply my own. I generally use Arctic Silver. It's easy to spread a thin film using a credit card or similar. There are lots of YouTube How To's. http://www.youtube.com/results?sear...search_sort=relevance&search_category=0&page=
Unless you're planning on overclocking, the factory unit will handle it.
 

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I will buy a new motherboard and i don't know if the heatsink from my PC would fit on it

Answer:How many types of heatsinks are there according to socket type?

Look at the specs of the new motherboard - the socket type will be listed. Look at the specs of your current heatsink - the socket type will be listed. If they match, it will fit. Now, if you replace the processor, you will have to verify that your current heatsink is recommended for the new processor.

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I have just finished building my first computer, which seems to work perfectly.I used a cooler master heatsink and installed it with the thermal pad/grease than was included. Since then I have read several articles on this that recommend that you don’t use the thermal pad/grease that comes with the heatsink, but replace it.Should I go through the hassle of removing the heatsink, cleaning the heatsink and CPU and preparing it with new thermal grease? I had a lot of problems installing the heatsink and I think I managed to take a lump out of the tab that it clips to.The CPU (Athlon XP 2000) currently reaches 60-65 degrees Celsius, but seems to be stable.I have also heard the mention of CPU shims. Should I have used one of these?I ask because I'm soon going to start building a new computer for myself and want to learn from my mistakes.

Answer:Heatsinks/Thermal Grease/Shims Advice

AMD Heat sink installation guide click here(2502)AMD general installation guide click here^1039^1065,00.htmlAMD state NEVER EVER USE GREASE (except for short periods of CPU testing). It is NOT effective long-termDo you mean Thermal Paste? Arctic Silver is highly recommended.How to remove and replace Thermal Pad click hereAll AMD CPUs should have 4 pads to make sure that the heatsink is correctly installed. You can buy a shim for extra protection. Do a google search for "CPU Shims" (using the " "). Most stockists are US based but there is at least one UK stockist.

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Hello all,

[rant]
Can someone explain something to me? I have a gripe. I'm curious as to why video card manufacturers put so much work into making the front of the video card look good. The biggest example would be Chaintech. One of their models of GF4 Ti's uses a decked out, beautiful gold finished GPU/RAMsink with "CHAINTECH GEFORCE4" on it. What in the hell could the point possibly be to waste so much on it? I mean come on, the card is pointing down you can't see the front of the card at all! The only time you would ever be able to admire the pretty little polished heatsink is when the card is out of your computer, which it most certainly is not most of the time! I would find someone who powered off their system, opened up the case, and removed the video card to show me their shiny heatsink was quite odd. I mean please...people are spending extra money on this??

Ugh!

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Answer:RANT: Tweaked out video card heatsinks

your forgetting about the nerds that cut windows in their case and install lighting. what their video card looks like is important to them.
 

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I'm building a dual xeon machine and I need to find a couple of heatsinks that will fit on the newer xeon boards (where the processors are right next to each other) and will be as quiet as possible. When I've built dual xeon machines before, the stock heatsinks sound like a vacuum cleaner on overdrive. Thanks in advance,

Justin
 

Answer:semi quiet Dual Xeon Heatsinks

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Hello, I'm doing some modding and building a watercooling set for the lenovo y500. The thing is that i lost the original heatsink during alpha-beta stage and I need a new one for another try.  Problem is i cant find any heatsinks for the Y500 anywhere? What's up with that. Heatsink for the ultrabay 650m would be nice too.  I also had some issues with the ultrabay card and it burned one component (resistor i guess) where could I found out what is the correct component to order a replacement?  https://app.box.com/s/n55xa77oonloe2qyjjf6

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So someone at another forum asked me this (I have a DGL-4100):




Where's the proof of that? I've had the same D-Link router since 2003, and it works brilliantly. Considering I paid about GBP 100 for it, and it's been working near enough constantly for 7 years (often taking high strain) I think the need to extend the life of the router is kinda unnecessary.Click to expand...

How would a reply as such work? (I wrote it, but I would like to hear for you guys.)




The fact that any time heat is dissipated from a heat source you lower its operating temperature, resulting in less wear and tear over time.Click to expand...


 

Answer:Heatsinks on router chips increase lifetime -- proof?

Depends entirely on what the Chip can take for heat.
 

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I have been told to never purchase any heatsink which is ALL copper because "Copper does not dissipate heat, and keeps the CPU hot even after the computer has been off several hours, where aluminum heatsinks, or those with *very* small copper cores, always get rid of the heat fast, and it is totally possible to run a computer several hours, turn it off and in less than 5 minutes the heatsink will be absolutely cool to the touch--as if the computer hadn't even been on."
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BUT, I have been told the opposite too, ... including, "Copper is about 90 - 95% more efficient than aluminum in getting rid of heat."
CPU fan/sink I'm looking at is the Volcano 7+ which is an all-copper heatsink, but should I look for an all aluminum one instead? All help will be appreciated.
 

Answer:Copper vs. Aluminum Heatsinks with 1GHz. Athlon Thunderbird

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Is it me or do the radio chipsets in the average consumer wifi router seem to always be the first and often only thing to die because they overheat? Why can't companies put heatsinks on the chipsets and at least 40mm fans in the units to prolong thier life outside of the ovbious repeat business.
 

Answer:Why can't companies put heatsinks on radio chipsets and fans on routers?

Can't say I've had one cook on me at home
And out of the quite a few hundred I've setup for clients....can't say I've replaced many either...often just a couple where the client was too cheap to put them on at least a good surge strip and it was after a lightening storm.
 

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Hey all,

I just came across this guys video and was really impressed with his solution. The cooling on the dell T7600 workstation and most other models with dual cpu, is lets face it, very bad!
Right now my temps for both xeon cpus are idling at 47-52.
It looks like this guy has replaced the suffocating cover with a mesh to vent the heat better and added two Noctua heatsinks that have two fans each.

Just wondering what anyone elses opinion is of this setup? I wasnt sure if another heatsink could work on a dell station though this guy seems to have proved otherwise.

Answer:Upgrading the heatsinks on Dell Workstation (T7600) to Noctua = better temps

The heatsinks look like noctua NH-U12P. Not sure if these come in different sizes?

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Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version 1.0.0.2
OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, Service Pack 1, 64 bit
Processor: Intel(R) Core(TM) i3 CPU 550 @ 3.20GHz, Intel64 Family 6 Model 37 Stepping 5
Processor Count: 4
RAM: 8118 Mb
Graphics Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTS 450, 1024 Mb
Hard Drives: C: Total - 238472 MB, Free - 61809 MB; F: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 778911 MB; G: Total - 99 MB, Free - 70 MB; H: Total - 476937 MB, Free - 282011 MB; I: Total - 953766 MB, Free - 953646 MB;
Motherboard: ASUSTeK Computer INC., P7H55-M SI
Antivirus: Norton Internet Security, Updated and Enabled
As you can see my "C" drive is 250Gb and it's on it's last legs, I have a new 1Tb hhd showing as "I" drive. Due to custom settings and the home network system i would like to make a full working copy of "C" on to "I" drive and then set "I" as the new "C".
It can't be as simple as to copy and paste the reset all the short cuts or can it.
I am happy working in the bios to set up drive priority, also removing or replacing drives. Other equipment i have at hand if required is a docking station. This present "C" drive has evolved over the last 3 years with many saved ans stored short cut items
So is it possible please help
 

Answer:swapping over hhd's

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Heyo,

So, my new laptop has an HDD with Win 8 and I have an SSD with a fresh install of Win 7. Would I experience any problems swapping the HDD for SSD given the different operating system? I'm expecting that I'll have to update drivers but is there anything else?

Jim
 

Answer:Swapping HDD for SSD

I suggest you find out if your new ssd is going to be compatible with the rest of the parts. I suggest you backup all your files from both drives and then do the swap. I don't think there is going to be a problem.
 

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I have 2 identical mini desktop PC's (Fujitsu's). One has a working Hard Drive but the fans are noisy, the other has a problem with the HD but is nice and quiet.
I can't change the fans around so what I wanted to know was - if I simply swap the HD's around, will the one that works work as before in the other PC? Will it 'know' it sits in another machine and refuse to work?
Any help and advice very much appreciated, thanks
Pip

Answer:2 PC's - swapping HD's ?

"Will it 'know' it sits in another machine and refuse to work?"
Yes, Windows will know that it's installed in a different machine but, as they have identical hardware, you might get away with it. Windows could boot OK and make the necessary driver/registry changes. Where you will probably then have a problem is with Product Activation because, with the complete change of hardware, this will trigger the need to Activate Windows again and this you may be unable to do.
Before doing anything, I'd strongly advise fully backing up your existing installation with something like Acronis True Image, so you don't end up with a hard disk that won't run in either PC.

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Question: HD swapping?

I am trying to help the company I work for with a few computer upgrades... I wasn't for sure but if I get new Mobos, RAM, and CPUs . can't i just put them together and take the hard drive that is in their old computer (w/ OS) and just hook it up .. and just install the mobo drivers? they don't have the disks since they bought out an older company and used their computers?

Thanks

Answer:HD swapping?

unfortunately , you will most likely have to reinstall windows. and probably reactivate too. that is too much hardware change. sometimes you get constant blue screens or other instability
if you try to swap a hdd like that. it is only fixed by a reinstall.

if you have the cd keys you can probably call microsoft and get cds shipped to ya . the cd keys are proof that they own a copy of windows.

which version of windows is on the older computers?

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Question: Hot-Swapping

hey guys quick hypothetical question..
how can u tell if a computer supports hot-swapping ( i know mine wont)
 

Answer:Hot-Swapping

Hotswapping what would be a good piece of info to add.
 

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Question: Swapping HD

Silly question..

My girlfriends hd is on the frits. I have an extra but neither one of us has a OS disk.
If I took my hard drive out of my Dell 9350 that was formatted with my dell restore disk and placed in her Gateway would it work if I pre isntalled the drivers needed for her hardware?

Thanks
Baralis
 

Answer:Swapping HD

Not likely. How would you 'pre-install' the Gateway drivers? If you mean that you'd run the HD in your Dell, and install the Gateway drivers there, it won't work. If you try to install a driver, and the actual device isn't in the PC, the driver install won't finish; it will error out and stop loading. You can, however, check your HD for a folder called i386. If you have 2 partitions on your hard drive, and one of them is a factory partition, this folder may be on there. If you have the i386 folder, you can install Windows using it if you burn it to a CD, but it's a fairly involved process, and it's also fairly slow. If you're interested, and you have the i386 folder on a PC, let me know, and I'll give you a step-by-step. Have you tried contacting Gateway for a set of recovery CDs? If the PC was purchased new and you're the original owner, there should be no problem. You might have to pay a small fee for shipping and "handling", but it beats having shell out over $100....
 

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I have a 40 & 80GB SATA HDD. The 40 has XP and Mandriva dual booted and the 80 pretty much has games and music on it. I only have 2 SATA slots on the mobo, so I have to swap out one of the HDDs if I update. If I buy say a 250GB and change it for the 40, will I still be able to play all my games and have all my saves? If I install my games on the D: drive, replace C:, will the games still work? Is there some info that is stored on the C: regardless? I know my desktop icons won't still be there, but will the games themselves work?
 

Answer:swapping out my HDD

Of course there is "some" info stored on C: like the operating systems..

Your games may or may not work after you reinstall Windows - it depends on how the game was programmed. And of course, where each game keeps its saved games and settings is diferent too.

Mind you, you can clone the contents of the existing 40GB drive to the new drive and have everything running exactly as before (with the benefit ot having a bigger/faster hard drive). Your new hard drive maker may even supply special software to do this automatically for you.
 

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Hi folks.
Just about to start building myself a new PC. I want to move all the contents from my old PC to my new PC. I remember reading you can do this using cable, but I can't remember where that info is. Is this true and if so can anyone tell me the best way to go about it.

If cable then what type of cable would do the job best. LAN to LAN or USB to USB ?

Just after I posted I found the 'File and settings transfer', but any info that may help would be appreciated.
 

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Question: Swapping HD

Hi, I have a silly question. Howcome when I swap a hard drive from one computer to the other, the other computer doesn't see it? Bothe HD are installed with Win2K and bothe drivers are master drives.Richard

Answer:Swapping HD

You can only have one master drive for each IDE channel. If you can access both drives, you can have other problems, but this is not the way to boot two operating systems (safely). You may not be able to access either one though, depending on the system.

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Question: Hot Swapping

I have 2 external Sata 3.0 Drive enclosures, with two Seagate Sata 500gb hard drive in them, connected to my motherboard with two sata cables and a Gigabyte GA-965P-DS3 Motherboard that has 6 sata 3.0 ports on it, this board is supposed to support hot-swapping, but I cannot get it to work on the two Seagate drives, what am I missing here, what are the specifications for Hot Swapping? Thanks
 

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hi. i am relatively new to handling hardware on pc's. i have a dvd-rw that was used in an old computer that is now kaput. i wanted to install it in another computer that is good that currently has a cd-rw and a dvd-rom, 2 seperate drives.
i took out the dvd-rom (disk 0) and installed the DVD-rw and ran the firmware that i downloaded from the internet to update the drivers and what not.
however, the computer that i installed it on is only recognizing it as a dvd-ram, not a dvd-rw.
can anyone help me out with this problem?
it's a windows xp machine.
thanks.

Answer:swapping a dvd-rw for a dvd-rom

Hello,

So let me get this right. You took out a DVD Drive from a old PC to replace one in your current rig that has a CD Drive that you want to get rid of.

So you installed it. But it doesnt recognize it as a DVD Burner just a DVD RAM Drive.

Are you sure it is a burner?

Cheers,
Mak

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Hello folks:

I have a Dell laptop-Studio1558. What I have done so far is a system image. I'm waiting for the new drive to come in. My current HHD is starting to go.

What I needed to know is if I use system image, will that put Windows 7 on the SSD or not? I also have a OEM Windows 7 disk from Dell. Do I need to use that instead of system image?

Another thought, what about all the drivers copied into system image, would that be a problem for the SSD when transferring the system image over onto it?

Thanks for your time.

dwdraw2

Answer:Swapping HHD for SSD

You can transfer the OS from the HD to the SSD.
This tutorial by whs explains how to do this.
SSD - Install and Transfer the Operating System

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Hello

I am new to this forum
And I use Win 8

I don't know that I am allowed to post here or not

I have Win 7 Professional and Win 8 in my Laptop Toshiba Satellite C850D-M5010

The problem is C drive in Win 7 is D drive in Win 8
And D drive in Win 7 is C Drive in Win 8

I have allotted only a less space to D drive of Win 7

So I am not able to install more than 10 softwares in Win 8

Now My question is I can swap the files in C and D drive in Win 8 but Will it work

Will it understand that ?

Guide me

I am using Win 8 more than Win 7

Answer:Swapping the C: and D: in Win 8

i dont think it really matters which is c or d or x
you could go to control panel\admin tools\disk management
try to allow more space from 1 drive to another, or use software to do it
or simply change the install path of the programs when installing them
in other words tell it d\ programs or vice versa

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Question: Swapping 7 for 8

I'm upgrading from Windows 7 Pro to 8 Pro. Question is: After I do the upgrade can I then take the Windows Pro 7 and install it on a second computer running XP? Seems logical but....

Answer:Swapping 7 for 8

If it's an OEM key to a retail PC...then NO. If the key is a retail key, box purchase...then yes.

Example...a PC bought from a local retail store and say an HP brand.....the OS is considered OEM and is permanently tied to that PC and ca't be transferred. If you bought the OS from from a retail store or computer store, it's considered a retail key and can be installed and uninstalled and reinstalled on a different PC.

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Hi everyone, i'm here to ask a few things about my G50-70.I'm willing to upgrade the machine with an SSD (Crucial BX200) without replacing its current 1TB HDD, and I've come across a caddy which replaces the ODD unit with a functioning, 2nd drive bay, which is where i'd like to put my SSD.Questions are:1) What type of SATA connection does the ODD have? Does it support SATA 3?2) About size, which above all do i have to look for, without having manually measure the ODD drive?3) Assuming the caddy works and supports both disks, which one should I put in that? Are there any visible changes in speed in placing the SSD in the caddy instead of swapping it with the HDD (while making the last take place in the ODD caddy?)Thanks, in advance, for the support.

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Question: Help swapping CPU

Hi all,

Im upgrading the CPU on my PC. My PC is a Packard Bell Pulsar 600. Its a Pentium 3 600Mhz processor, socket 370. Ive just bought a Pentium 3 900Mhz processor, socket 370. Is there any way of finding out, or does anyone know the maximum speed processor this PC can take??

Damien
 

Answer:Help swapping CPU

Quite while you are behind. You are working with one of the most impossible PC's... the Packard Bell Pulsar 600 will fight you at every turn... and lie it wait to do extra damage while you are on the trail.
 

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Question: Swapping CPU?

I know that you can switch motherboards with out reformatting the disk but this will be a huge performance issue so I was wondering what if I just swapped CPU's? Will that limit performance on a XP system?

I am switching a AMD 64 3200+ to a 64 3800+ (Single Core) - both are 64's and obviously the same 939 socket.

Thanks for any info.
 

Answer:Swapping CPU?

It shouldn't be a problem. Windows might update certain settings when you first install it, but after that it should be alright.
 

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Hi, All

Numerous times I have changed hard drives from one pc to another,
(with OS installed ) with 98 no problems, with XP.......? !
I have 3 PCs all less than one year old (not out of date)
I do alot of part swapping, re-activating is a pain, but the problem is getting
that far.

Swapping HDs with XP, the "new" pc cannot see the OS on the "old" HD, I
think the problem may be anti pie rate software built into XP. Is there a way
around this ? THX

PS, 3 leagal XP OS :blackeye:
 

Answer:Swapping HDs with XP

"cannot see" means what?

You can't take a Windows installation from one computer and run it on another with a different hardware without driver issues.
 

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