Originally Posted by mathelm
I think their suppose to be #6-32 x 1.25 ( 1.25 depending on how thick your fan is). But push pull is the way to go. I have mine setup as sort of a push pull pull though. Years ago I was oppcessed with getting the PC heat out of the room, so with there being an unfinished stair well to the basement on the other side of the wall behind my desk, I ran a 4" dryer vent hose into the wall. I attach it to the rear of the PC (H60 ) via a modified exhaust vent housing from Lowes.
With the flaps removed of course. Ran a 12v molex plug from the PC to a fan at the exhaust end ( which runs full speed all the time because I can't hear it). Volia... push pull-pull.....
I even have a second 4" hose run from the exhaust end back down (in the wall) to my feet under my desk so that during the winter (now) the hotter my PC gets, the toastier my feet get....
That's what I ended up using, a 6x32 screw. Not the same or the thread is different. They fit, but not as good as they should which leads me to believe they maybe a metric screw. I'm going to email the company and find out what size they should be. With my luck the thread in the radiator is messed up now and I'll have to take it all apart and re-tap the four holes. Since I expect a build up of dirt over time, this summer maybe a good time for me to tear it down and do all this (and clean it all out). Meanwhile it's working like a champ and I'm glad I went with a 'higher priced' fan for the push/pull. It's a Aerocool Shark 15-blade with a 'fluid dynamic bearing' and they give you a voltage reduction cable with it in case the 12v runs it too fast. The reduction cable cuts it down to 7 volts I believe, nice if you don't need all the air flow. So now I know that a $15 fan can be better than the $3 or $4 dollar fans...lol...
Are you serious? You actually vented the heat outside? I think the feet warmer is a better option, or if you have a cat, they'd love it in the winter. (I have a Modern Siamese cat that loves to hug the heat registers in the winter...) Or one could make a small oven warmer and you could keep biscuits in there...lol...
Originally Posted by truehighroller1
I've pondered doing this my self but never have. I commend you sir for your hard work
I'm using xmp fine. The issue is, which I've noticed this my self or faced this issue my self rather. If you switch cpus or memory and keep a overclock profile it will screw everything up when you use that said profile.. I had to reset my BIOS to get my memory stable after inadvertently, doing this my self..
I went ahead and cleared all the old profiles out by saving a default one to all of them so it wouldn't try loading any settings it self either if I failed an overclock..
I then set my memory to 1066 and tested it stable then cranked it right back up to 1950 and tested it again, stable, haven't looked back or had any more issues since.
I'm sitting at 4.9GHz or 47 x 104.6, 1.48v~.
Great, I had all the parameters set and was about to save & reboot when I said to myself, crap I haven't done a backup yet today so I skipped the save and didn't try it. I will now (and do a backup first) and see what happens, just didn't want to lose anything. An odd thing was when I finally got the x16 slot working it seemed to have reset more than the machine and the SSD cache had to build up again for booting & shutdown. But it only took about 4 reboots and it was back to its old speedy self again. I guess stranger things have happened. Thanks, will do and let you know if it works (it should).
Originally Posted by Deano12345
Yeah, there was a faulty batch that went out, mine is one of those. Happens with every company so I'm not too bothered to be honest. Their customer service has been excellent in dealing with it
You're like me, if there's a bad batch or something that'll go wrong it usually happens to me or I get the bad bunch of parts.....sigh....It is good to hear Corsairs customer service is on the ball. I like them and the stuff they have and when I hear they care about their customers it makes me one for life.
Originally Posted by Mercyflush64
You can always use a dremel tool to either cut or grind away a bit off of the heat spreaders so they will fit if returning them is not an option you want to take.
Good call, I was going to suggest that myself. I don't know what I'd do without my Dremel (and the million different add-on's and parts I have for it). Makes the hardest job go easy.
Originally Posted by kimmetje
Yes, am looking for a solution that allows me to cool my CPU, but have the issue that I took the Corsair Blue high fins, without realising that that choice was going to severely limit my CPU cooling options.
I'll vouch for the H60 (or any of Corsairs coolers, memory, etc, etc.) Good quality. I have read some where or seen that they (or some other manufacture) has a water cooler for memory. (Or maybe in the near future if not out already.) It's the same princable as the CPU water coolers. They already have a graphics card cooler out so it just makes sense to follow with a memory stick cooler. Might solve the problem with out having to use the Dremel.