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cpu heatsink and fan,my mates pc was crashing due to dust blocking airflow,it the metal thing behind the fan,use an old tooth brush or cotton bud to clean it out,but be carefull to not touch anything else please.
you might be able to unscrew the fan,if it stock one it also might be locked on.

I have cleaned the fan as I re-applied cooler paste earlier in this thread, so it's only the heatsink I need to know the placement of :-)
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prcd2wqIgVQ
go to 3min in,the metal thingy behind the fan.

you my think iam being rude,but i had no idea about pc's and have spent 7 years learning about them,if it that complex ,why would i think other would know?
    
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Originally Posted by MrPerforations View Post

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=prcd2wqIgVQ
go to 3min in,the metal thingy behind the fan.
you my think iam being rude,but i had no idea about pc's and have spent 7 years learning about them,if it that complex ,why would i think other would know?

Good advice.

Also check this video
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nNb7yrKNhqA

about 1:50 in. If necessary, check how the thermal paste spread after you put the AMD heatsink back on. See if you put too little or too much, or where it spread to. If it didn't spread well, redo the thermal paste and put the heatsink back on.
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blob in the middle of the cpu is best way

it depend on paste,but i spread mine over the cpu,and attached the heatsink,i took it back off,discraded the excess from round the edges ,scraped the paste in to a balll and re-attached the heat sink,i got just enough paste to cover it.

make sure theres no air in the ball.

another good vid about paste, http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EyXLu1Ms-q4
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Thanks for all the help guys.

So when I remove the "thing" (cooler) ontop of my CPU, there's a heatsink with a fan ontop of it? And I should remove this fan from the heatsink and see how dirty it is?

Also I used the pea method (one blob in middle) when applying my coolerpaste, I've always been wondering if I would be able to put the cooler paste pea, put on and fasten the cooler, then remove the cooler and see how well it spread, and then put back on? Or if I should re-apply after doing this.

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post #66 of 77
This is the cooler to get..and see if you can get some MX-4 Thermal compound
http://www.komplett.dk/k/ki.aspx?sku=657097
 
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The 62C which AMD rate as max is not the maximum the CPU can go to before needing to shut down or suffer damage. I've been told that, according to some Chinese websites and forums, the CPU is actually fine until 71C, as long as not too much voltage is applied.

Where I live it's incredibly hot. It's been 40C for several weeks now and it's still Spring. At full load my CPU goes up to 63C during the day and it turns the computer room into an oven. My wife also has a 955 but hers is underclocked to 3GHz and undervolted to 1.3V. Then there's the laptop and another PC. However, I'm not too bothered or worried about my CPU dying on me, with such super high ambient temperatures 60+ is unavoidable.
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People say 70-80 will kill a chip but, they have no idea how long it take to truly degrade a chip or even kill one. if a new heat sink doesn't fix i'd say screw it because more than likely it is the chip and probably wouldn't give two craps about how hot it is.

also you should touch the heat sink after a while priming (don't burn your self) and see if it is warm/hot if it is then the cooler is doing it's job and is properly mounted. if it is barely warm or barley above room temp, it is not doing it's job and is not properly mounted or is defective. (heat pipes can and do go bad)
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People say 70-80 will kill a chip but, they have no idea how long it take to truly degrade a chip or even kill one. if a new heat sink doesn't fix i'd say screw it because more than likely it is the chip and probably wouldn't give two craps about how hot it is.
also you should touch the heat sink after a while priming (don't burn your self) and see if it is warm/hot if it is then the cooler is doing it's job and is properly mounted. if it is barely warm or barley above room temp, it is not doing it's job and is not properly mounted or is defective. (heat pipes can and do go bad)

Indeed. 70-80C Won't 'kill' a chip but will only reduce its lifespan but as a chip has decades of life in having that life reduced even in half is quite a long time. Saying that I've killed several CPU's by applying too much voltage. I killed my Q6600 by clocking it to 3.2 and forcing over 1.5V on air. CPU used to go close to 70C at times while being 'cooled' by an IFX-14. Chip died after a year and a half, it was fun while it lasted biggrin.gif

If you do some research you will see that it's not heat that is of great importance, but voltage. The more voltage you push through a chip the faster it degrades.
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I just cleaned out the heatsink and there was A LOT of dust in there, now I'm on 51 degrees! Thanks a lot for all the help guys :-) I think I'll stick to the stock cooler.

Once again, thanks for ALL the help, I wouldn't have thought to do it without you! My old fan wasn't like this one so I had no idea how it worked, thanks!
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