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Offline airgunnut

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« on: March 08, 2018, 03:02:50 PM »
ever since i built my desk top tower pc the cpu (processor) has been running (under load) at 55 deg C, the max temp for the cpu is 61 deg C, the other day i noticed that it was creeping up to 60 deg C, so after unplugging every thing and taking the fan off the cpu i was shocked at the amount of fluff and dust in the fins of the heat sink (and coating every thing else) sorry forgot to take picks  :-[
so after getting hold of  battery powered 'duster buster' and a small art paint brush all the dust was removed and the computer was put back together, i then went into bios to try to increase the speed of the case fans, no luck, down loaded Amd's own over clocking software which has fan speed control as well as gigbyte's own soft ware (AMD is the processor and gigabyte is the motherboard) no luck with them for fan speed control, (it was grayed out in both) but i found out why the cpu was running hot, the cpu is an AMD 8 core 4 ghz. acording to the AMD overclocking software its running at 4.2 ghz  :o its already over clocked which is why its hot.
my idea was to put a better fan on the cpu heat sink as the stock AMD fin sounds like a jet engine, and just as loud, problem, non of the computer fans i have fit, so a quick look on line, a fan is more expensive than a complete uprated cpu heat sink AND fan.
inside of my computer

the stock cpu showing the space to the side of the case

stock cpu heat sink and fan

new heat sink and fan (again sorry, this time for not taking  pic of the new heat sink beside the old one)

i had to take a little case fan off to get the side cover back on

now the cpu is running 10 deg C cooler under full load and its so quite ;D
to fit the new heat sink you have to remove the old heat sink mounts from the motherboard, then fitting the clamps for the new heat sink was nerve racking as they were under soooo-much tension i thought the cpu was going to be crushed, but all is ok ;D
the new heat sink is a cooler master hyper 212 evo
i got it from maplins should have been 39.99 but after a lot of phone time to there customer service center they price matched it to novatech
maplins were not happy as they said novatech was just on line, but i noticed that novatech have a show room where you can buy things from, this meant that mapins had to price mach, the manger of Doncaster maplins was even less happy as he said that:
1 it was too far away
2 it was a show room not a store
3 the stock levels were what was in the warehouse not on the shelf

he even called his head office and they agreed with him, they even said the 212 evo heat sink on there shelves were not the same as the one on novatech website or even what was advertised on maplins own website ??? :o this is where all the phone time came in, i had to point out that the manufactures ref code was identical, it turned out that maplin was reading a completely different code not the the manufactures ref code ::) >:(
so my computer is now cooler and quieter and as a bonus i pissed off a lot of know it all's at maplins customer service center and the look on the Doncaster branch manger's face told me he did not like humble pie, he looked like he wanted to kill me as he had just been shown up in front of his staff ;D ;D ;D
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Re: computer
« Reply #1 on: March 08, 2018, 09:21:37 PM »
Geez Uggs!!! ::) ;D ;D

Thankfully, my laptop serves me well without all the techy grief you've experienced there!! :-\

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Re: computer
« Reply #2 on: March 15, 2018, 01:22:15 AM »

Too much $hit going on for My Liking and My Brain, Laptop only Please.....Franky

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Re: computer
« Reply #3 on: April 05, 2018, 10:39:11 AM »
I've had CPUs running at 70-75 degrees all be it on older Intel processors. Are modern multi-core processors more prone to burning out or something?