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So I just put on my Thermalright Silver Arrow that I got in the mail today. It runs fine, but I don't think it's running like it should be.

First of all, I ran a quick LinX test, just one pass. I'm getting the same temps as I did with my CM Hyper 212+ which I ran just before I took it off and put on the SA. I did 1 run of LinX using half my RAM, (Took way too long to do one run with all 16Gigs) and I got a max of 64c on my SA and my 212+.

Second, my fans seem a little loud, like a higher pitched noise. I have the same fan on the front of my case and it's not as loud.

Third, the entire heatsink seems to shake a bit just cuz the fans are running so fast, is this normal?

So... To remedy this. Should I try to reseat it on my CPU and try tightening it down some more as well? If so, then I gotta wait a bit cuz I'll want to pick up more Shin-Etsu TIM, which is what I'm using right now. I'm a bit afraid that I might not have used enough for putting on this Heatsink.

Thanks!
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post #2 of 27
it couldn't hurt to check to make sure everything is nice and tight. just a thought how did you put time Thermal Compound on. also the heatsink is big so it may slightly bow the motherboard so its nothing you can do. it does 825grams
Edited by kieran13 - 7/25/11 at 6:18pm
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I spread the TIM on the Heatsink and CPU with a credit card, haha. Just afraid there might not have been enough.

I did another run and it maxed at 62c, so a little better. Though I don't think this TIM needs time to cure.
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I think your heatsink is a little loose. My SA is perfectly stationary and pretty silent. Getting 26-28C idle temps in a 72F room.
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post #5 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by Phry View Post
I spread the TIM on the Heatsink and CPU with a credit card, haha. Just afraid there might not have been enough.

I did another run and it maxed at 62c, so a little better. Though I don't think this TIM needs time to cure.
hey man put a small blob of TIM in the middle of the CPU about the size of 1 grain of rice
post #6 of 27
make sure u took off the protective clear film
post #7 of 27
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Alright, well when I have time I'll tighten it up a bit. It's not super loose, but you can see it vibrate a bit. Or is that normal?

I'm getting 30-32c idle temps, I'm guessing my room is about 70f or something. I also don't have a side panel on my case cuz this Heatsink is too freakin big, haha.
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post #8 of 27
from its HUGE size im going to say its acceptable. my noctua moves a little.
post #9 of 27
If mounted properly they shouldn't move at all.
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post #10 of 27
Quote:
Originally Posted by fashric View Post
If mounted properly they shouldn't move at all.
there is going to be some movement because the motherboard will bend a small amount due to the weight of it.
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