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Hey guys.
I built a computer for a guy with an X4 Zosma 960t in it, and when we first turned it on it was getting way too hot.. It approached its maximum safe temperature of 62 very quickly, and the fan on the CPU spun up to a really high and annoying level..

So I told him he must have a bad CPU and he RMA'd it.. He got it back, installed it himself, and got very similar temperatures (maybe 1-2C difference).

Now he is frustrated about the noise and he wants an aftermarket cooler.. I don't really want to have to take the whole computer apart in order to put a new HSF on but I'm guessing that's what he wants me to do.

This guy is like 14 years old and I built his computer for free, I even made multiple trips to his house in order to try to fix the dang thing. I tried out a different stock AMD heatsink which was unused out of my build.. It made no difference.

The guy isn't very grateful honestly, I spent a lot of time messing with his build and I spent a Saturday night at his house instead of having fun with my friends... He didn't even thank me any of the times I wasted my gas to go over there. And I had to deal with his Dad who thought I was trying to scam him or some bull...

TL;DR: Ungrateful kid I know who I built a computer for has crappy CPU, runs too hot. He wants a new HSF and I'm guessing he has no idea how to take everything apart and reconnect it to install a HSF, are there any options that just clip in like the stock HSF?
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post #2 of 19
Hyper 212+?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835103065
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do not ever build a computer to a kid. ever.

you'll always end up with arguing his dad.
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Nah..Sunbeamtech Core-contact 92-120 ..Clips right onto AMD socket biggrin.gif
Cools good! thumb.gif
Edited by Schmuckley - 4/16/12 at 7:01am
 
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go over your sig. if a tri-core needs this . . .

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835233082

more so does a quad core.
Edited by rdr09 - 4/16/12 at 7:42am
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Why is the proc hitting 62 so easily though? Does he have a high ambient temp? Is the cooler wrongly installed or TIM wrongly applied?

Stock AMD fan isn't bad.
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Quote:
Originally Posted by doritos93 View Post

Why is the proc hitting 62 so easily though? Does he have a high ambient temp? Is the cooler wrongly installed or TIM wrongly applied?
Stock AMD fan isn't bad.

I'm thinking more along the lines of terrible case with no fans/vents...

Is it at stock right? RIGHT?

It should be running 40's at boot MAXIMUM not 60's...check the A: voltage B: core clock C: Tim application D:try getting a $4 fan and see if it helps.

My opinion:

Always ask the dad, make sure the kid is a good kid not an ungrateful one so you won't be disappointed..personally I would NEVER do it encase something goes wrong and you might get some blame for parts not working/rmaing/"waste of money" from parents etc...

Best to teach the kid how to do it himself, I built my PC in November and I was 15 then so it's not THAT hard...
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post #8 of 19
get artic thermal paste and 212+ or d14 , my zosma she runs cool on the TX3 with 6 120 mm fans @3.8ghz she is at 26-28 c idle and goes upto 45c max on load. @4ghz she runs to max 45-47 max.

What mobo and cabinet + PSU ?

My girl is a Thuban sorry for the typo above "zosma"
Edited by ironmaiden - 4/16/12 at 9:29am
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post #9 of 19
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Just to clarify.. I think it hits about 58-59 at load.. But I think thats still too hot at stock clocks..
The reason I didn't want to get a hyper 212+ is because I thought you had to mount the retainer on the bottom of the motherboard (I just built an 2500k build and I had to do that), and I don't want to go do a bunch more work over there.

Also, the Mobo is like an ASRock Extreme 3.. its using the stock cooler with pre-applied TIM.
PSU is an Antec 550W I believe.. It's been a few weeks.

Edit: This case is being used http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16811119227
This motherboard: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16813157280

Edit 2: Can the Hyper 212 Plus be installed without removing the mobo? I know there is a spot on the case sometimes where the bottom of the mobo is accessible..

And trust me I won't be doing this again for a kid whose parents are difficult.. His dad kept going on about how he didn't think his kid needed a "Ferrari" of a computer, and yet the kid asked for a gaming computer with a monitor and peripherals for $600.
Edited by greenPlastic - 4/16/12 at 11:53am
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post #10 of 19
58-59 idle too high that 960t should idle at 25-27c , I have a Hyper TX3 cooler and its easy to mount. I would get a good cooler and artic silver or mx series paste. you need good airflow too in the cabinet. use Push & pull setup.
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