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post #1 of 14
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Hi guys,

Until now, I had the stock AMD cooler (which is quite good lol, considering it was really quiet, and actually was a nice performer overall)...

I installed today my Freezer 7 Pro Rev2 again (I didn't have the AMD hooks, so I used the stock cooler until I received them, and now I've installed the F7P).

Anyway, it seems like there is an increase in the temperature :O

While the stock cooler was keeping the processor at ~38C CPU temp, and 39C NB temp, now it's 53C CPU and 51C NB... (idle temps).
While surfing, max temp with the F7P was 63C

And while playing, the computer would shut down of course, since it reaches a critic temperature.

What may the problem LOL...?
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post #2 of 14
Did you use thermal paste?

Try re mounting?

Go through it all again basically.
post #3 of 14
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Thanks for the quick reply. I believe I mounted it fine, it touches the processor, and it seems stable.

About the thermal paste, I didn't have much paste, so I put what I could, but it still doesn't explain the increase in the NB temp.
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post #4 of 14
Yar, Definitly sounds like a dodgy application of TIM, maybe too little applied, or a bad reseat to me. Would get those two possibilities out of the way first.

Or, did you reset your cmos since applying the new fansync? could have defaulted to auto volts?
post #5 of 14
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Originally Posted by Asmodean View Post
Yar, Definitly sounds like a dodgy application of TIM, maybe too little applied, or a bad reseat to me. Would get those two possibilities out of the way first.

Or, did you reset your cmos since applying the new fansync? could have defaulted to auto volts?
Probably auto volts, but I also had Cool'n'Quiet enabled with the stock cooler, and the temp was just fine...
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post #6 of 14
I will offer my analysis for the high NB temp:-

1. Previously, you had the stock cooler (see pic 1) which, with its down blowing 4-directional air, cooled the NB in 1 of the direction.

2. Now, you are using the Freezer 7 Pro Rev 2. I suppose you have installed this cooler blowing air horizontally, ie exhausting the hot air out of the rear of the case (vs the top). In this orientation, no airflow is directed to cool the NB.
(However, if you install it to blow air vertically, then I suppose it might benefit the NB. See pic 2)

3. As the NB of this Gigabyte GA-890FX-UD5 motherboard could become hot and a fan header is provided on the motherboard to power a fan to cool the NB, I suppose the lack of air flow over it might bring its temp higher than your previous setup. Read page 24 (pic 4) of the User Manual.
See pic 3 (red circle showing the fan header).




Edited by windfire - 5/27/11 at 7:31am
post #7 of 14
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I appreciate your analysis, and it does make sense, But as far as I know, the 890FXA-UD5 is already heatsinked, you can see those metal pipes on the board.
My cooler is installed in a way in which the fan blows air on the bottom of the chassis, on the GPU (there's no other way to install it...).

There are lots of people who use this specific cooler on an AMD system, and I can't understand why I encounter overheating here...
Edited by -X3- - 5/27/11 at 7:44am
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post #8 of 14
The freezer pro is not a great choice for AMD. I used one on my in-laws build, stock P2 X4 and it was not noticeably better than the stock HSF at load.
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post #9 of 14
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The thing is, in my case it's even much worse

Here is a picture which describes how I installed the heatsink:

Edited by -X3- - 5/27/11 at 8:53am
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