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Replacing Q6600 Stock Hsf; Fan


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#1 stevev

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 08:18 AM

Just a quick one, My Quad's running a bit hot so i was thinking about replacing the fan on the HFS; not the full HSF, just the fan. Would i just be able to replace the fan if i got another that's the same size ?
I assume i can, but just wanted to check first

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Posted 23 April 2008 - 03:54 PM

hi,,, you can change the fans on most heatsinks as long as the connection's are the same and size ,,etc,,, but i dont think you would gain much by this,,, if its running hot its running hot,,, have you thought about changeing the stock heatsink all together for a better one,,, there are some good heatsinks out there that mite help your problem,,,, also have you got plenty of ventelation in your machine as it will be sucking warm air onto a hot processor,,,, also a case extractor fan will help with the hot air in your pc,,,,,, good luck
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Posted 23 April 2008 - 06:10 PM

Also, are you using arctic silver 5 or some other type of thermal paste with silver in it? If you are using the stuff that came with the processor and heatsink already, its usually not very good. My friend had a Pentium D in his build, and he used the paste already on the heatsink. Well, his computer kept overheating in the bios at about 70C . He removed that and put on some new stuff and it dropped to about 29C. I think thermal paste is more important then a more expensive heatsink/fan.
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Posted 26 April 2008 - 07:07 AM

Yep using AS5 seems to have dropped the temps by a few degrees, and I think i'll try adding some case fans to help circulation and see how it goes.




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