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Heatsink compatibility and Computer shutoff problems. Plz Help ASAP


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#1 kevinhutch

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Posted 03 June 2010 - 11:41 PM

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StarTech.com Universal Intel P4/AMD Athlon Heatsink w/ Fan : Computer Fans | RadioShack.com
Fit my Gateway GT5432 with amd 64x2 5000+ prossessor?

Also my computer is running at 70 core and temp 1 sensor is around 70 steadily, Im thinking my heatsink has gone out but not 100%, do you have any other suggestions besides cleaning?

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#2 Mr.VisualBasic

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:08 AM

I would not recommend using Radioshack.com. However, I would recommend newegg.com. Here's a link that will give you some of the choices to go with for an AM2 heatsink and fan.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....me=Socket%20AM2

Based on your circumstances, I'd suggest the $15.00 Thermaltake (Tt is a good brand and you don't need anything expensive and fancy for what you're needing done).

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:15 AM

I would not recommend using Radioshack.com. However, I would recommend newegg.com. Here's a link that will give you some of the choices to go with for an AM2 heatsink and fan.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList....me=Socket%20AM2

Based on your circumstances, I'd suggest the $15.00 Thermaltake (Tt is a good brand and you don't need anything expensive and fancy for what you're needing done).



I dont overclock, but i am set up ready to... i have 4gb ddr2 ram and a sick nvidia graphics card, i run multiple bot's at a time for a game and i sometimes watch bluerays with the multiscreen setup while these are running. Im not short on money but i would like to get something that will bring it down to at least 30c idle, its idleing right now at 70 which cant be good for it sence my shutoff is at like 75, Please help im looking to buy one today

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:29 AM

Well, if you're wanting something a little better than what I showed you, you might consider one of the other heat sink + fans that were on that same page. You might get something a little better, but you don't need anything too fancy.

Another thing you might consider is thermal grease. If you're going to be replacing the heatsink, you will need to reapply thermal contact grease between the CPU and the heatsink. Newegg also has this. I would order the thermal grease alongside the heatsink. For instructions on how to apply thermal grease, do a quick google (it's easy).

So, my suggestions for you are:

The Thermaltake heatsink and fan: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835106135
Artic Silver 5 Compound: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx...N82E16835100007

MAKE SURE YOU APPLY THERMAL GREASE BEFORE STARTING YOUR COMPUTER BACK UP. If you don't, it will not cool properly.

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Posted 04 June 2010 - 11:46 PM

FWIW: heat sinks them selves don't fail there inanimate objects that just sit there. However thermal paste can dry out and become ineffective and fans can fail thus raising your CPU temperatures.
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Posted 05 June 2010 - 04:12 AM

That case looks like a problem, are you sure it's getting enough air to cool everything?

Gateway GT5432

http://support.gateway.com/s/CASES/GERSHWIN/3507057Riv.shtml
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