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#1 Tazmaniac04020

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 07:02 PM

hi there,

Since I cleaned out my cp, the cpu temp and ambient temp inside the desktop has gotten hotter??

I thought I was doing it good by removing the dust.

I had to disassemble the fan from the cpu to get all the fins cleaned.

I have a MSI P4M890M-L/IL mother board Via technology,
P4 641 3.2 ghz
1gig memory
7100gs video card
powerup atx case with clear side and fan

Any help would be appreciated.

I think I shoulda redid the fan stuff before reinstalling it??

Thanks in advance,
Taz

Edited by Tazmaniac04020, 22 July 2008 - 07:04 PM.


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#2 hamluis

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Posted 22 July 2008 - 07:07 PM

Did you use thermal grease when putting the heatsink back on?

http://www.hardwaresecrets.com/article/274

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 12:46 PM

did you take the fan off the heatsink block and then clean it,,,, if so then (dont laugh) did you put the fan back on the right way round,,,, a friend of mine who is a computer engineer did this,,, it drove him crazy untel i spotted it,,, which sent him over the edge,,,,lolololol.
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Posted 23 July 2008 - 02:16 PM

Got to agree with figgis, that's the first thing that came to my mind. I've done it
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#5 Tazmaniac04020

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Posted 23 July 2008 - 04:43 PM

hi all,

No I didn't use heatsink paste like I did when installed it.

I'm sure I got the fan on right but I can check it when I get home.

Thanks for the quick reply's.

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 05:25 AM

hi taz,,, when putting a heatsink back on its always good policy to reapply new thermal paste,,, you should also clean off the old past first (bottom of heatsink and processor) you can get some thermal paste and cleaner solvent from a computer shop or online form newegg,,, etc,,, try to get artic silver thermal paste as its a very good heat conductor,,, dont apply too much paste,,, i put a small blob on the bottom of the heatsink and give it an even thin spread it with a credit card.
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Posted 27 July 2008 - 11:47 AM

hi figgs41,

I"m going to the computer store this afternoon.

I knew better but thought it might be ok. If I can't get that kind I'll have to ask for the best they got I guess.

Thanks for the answer and I'll make sure I get some cleaner too, which was going to be my next question here.

Thanks again,
Taz

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Posted 27 July 2008 - 11:56 AM

You don't need a special cleaner.

I (and others) just use alcohol to remove traces of unwanted substances, take a look at the various opinions/preferences: http://www.google.com/search?hl=en&q=u...d+thermal+paste

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 01:22 PM

lol,,,, i use vodka Louis but would'nt recomend it to people,,,, i even use it at work to clean components,,,, i get some funny looks from my boss when i bring in a reciet for a bottle of vodka for a refund of him,,,, then tell him its for cleaning printer heads ,,,ect,,,,
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 03:03 PM

Vodka makes a lot of sense, if I still drank :thumbsup: :trumpet: :flowers:
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Posted 29 July 2008 - 06:55 PM

Hi all,
Well I redid the fan and used some thermal paste.

The temp is still sorta higher than when I first put the system together. It was running about 25c, and now after redoing it again, its about 45c?

Not sure if its because of humidity factor, just broke in after 1.5 yrs, just starting to go bad, or could I use another motherboard upgrade??

Thanks for the help though!

Taz

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Posted 29 July 2008 - 08:02 PM

A temp of 45 Celsius is fine, IMO.

Until you begin to approach the max for that processor (within 10 degrees), I would not worry.

How many fans are installed? It never hurts to add one, IMO.

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Posted 30 July 2008 - 07:02 AM

hi hamluis,
ATM I have no case fans except the side fan of the see thru side.

I planned on putting in a case fan soon as I can afford one. I might even do 2, one in front of case and one in back of case.

Thanks for the info and help.

I call this topisc basically closed.

Thanks to all,
Taz

Edited by Tazmaniac04020, 30 July 2008 - 07:02 AM.


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Posted 30 July 2008 - 11:59 AM

hi,,, i have a e6600 quad that hovers around 40c ish but dos not go much above this under load,,,,, i also have a pc with a e6325 core2 that stays at 20-25 no matter what is running,,,,, i think the reason for the big differance is the core2 has a completely perforated side pannel and a cone over the heatsink fan leading to grill on the side pannel,,, this means the air directed to the processor is outside cool air not internal warm air,,,, the quad runs fine so im ok with the higher temps

correction,,, the quad core cpu runs at 25c-28c,,,, core1,2,3,4, run around 40c ish.

Edited by figgis41, 30 July 2008 - 02:15 PM.

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