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Chortle:





One thing I did which you might consider: remove the rear grill. This is the 2d case I did it with. The 1st case is in item 2 of my sig.

I have been considering that as it sure did help when I cut the front grill out which was a bunch of small holes.
When I have the cpu cooler off tomorrow I will remove the rear fan and get my cutoff tool out and give it a go.
I am also going to turn my cpu cooler fan over to run as a puller as Doyll has recommended.
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It wouldn't hurt to wash the cooler in hot soapy water to make sure the fins are all good and clean. Might not be needed, but if anyone smokes in your home, candles or lanterns are used, or a fire place is used .. (anything that makes any kind of smoke) there will likely be a film on the fins, and this lower the cooling ability.
Removing the back grill helps both airflow and noise level. Sometimes a lot, sometimes a little, but it always helps. thumb.gif
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It wouldn't hurt to wash the cooler in hot soapy water to make sure the fins are all good and clean. Might not be needed, but if anyone smokes in your home, candles or lanterns are used, or a fire place is used .. (anything that makes any kind of smoke) there will likely be a film on the fins, and this lower the cooling ability.
Removing the back grill helps both airflow and noise level. Sometimes a lot, sometimes a little, but it always helps. thumb.gif

Yes the noise got lower when I cut out the front grill, it used to dive me mad.
I will wash the cpu COOLER as you recommend as during the winter my wife burns candles
and I have cleaned the black film off my white vinyl windows, she doesn't burn
them anymore due to the black soot I showed her as I told her thats going in
our lungs, but I haven't washed the cpu cooler since she stopped or ever for that matter.
Thanks for reminding me of the candles, I didn't think of that, but if the black soot is on
my home office window then it's on my cpu cooler.
My new thermal paste is out for delivery per online tracking.
edit to correct brain fart.biggrin.gif
Edited by jlhawn - 10/7/16 at 3:02pm
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Not the CPU! lmaosmiley.gif

Only the cooler .. and make sure it's dry. Can use hair blow dryer. Even if it's a not perfectly dry as long as it is not wet and short out system with drops you can put it back into system and with systemrunning it will finish drying..
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Not the CPU! lmaosmiley.gif

Only the cooler .. and make sure it's dry. Can use hair blow dryer. Even if it's a not perfectly dry as long as it is not wet and short out system with drops you can put it back into system and with systemrunning it will finish drying..

That was a brain fart doh.gif, I should have typed cpu cooler. sorry I freaked you out. redface.gif
and you were correct, after I removed the cooler and the fan the fins had a film that took away the shine of them.
I cleaned it with warm water and a mild soap and soft toothbrush, then blew it out dry with compressed air from
my data vac and they nice and clean and shine like new again.

well here yo go.
cpu temps while folding with old paste and unwashed cpu cooler. although these are with the new inside fan I added so
the temps never reached 72c like before.


cpu temps while folding with new paste and a washed and dried cpu cooler.


Looks very good in my opinion, I feel it made a big difference in temps. I'm happy with the results.
Thanks to everyone for your advice, suggestions, and tips.
Edited by jlhawn - 10/7/16 at 3:23pm
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One thing: if you cut out your rear grill, you are likely to leave sharp edges. Go don to the stationery store, get a cheap report cover -- the kind with plastic spines. Use the spine to cover those sharp edges. I used to file mine, but this saves lots of work.

 

Glad to read that the cleaning helped.

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One thing: if you cut out your rear grill, you are likely to leave sharp edges. Go don to the stationery store, get a cheap report cover -- the kind with plastic spines. Use the spine to cover those sharp edges. I used to file mine, but this saves lots of work.

Glad to read that the cleaning helped.

when I cut the front grill out I filed the edges then installed automotive door edge trim,
it's the black rubber edge you see here. The GELID GC Extreme helped also.

Edited by jlhawn - 10/7/16 at 5:26pm
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From 62.5c down to 57.3c is 5.2c improvement (mostly from TIM replacement) is a nice improvement. I'm assuming room was same temp.

What did the old TM look like?
Was the dirt/dust/oil film buildup in cooler noticeable?

Good thing you didn't take CPU near water. You see, CPUs are full of gremlins. The number in each is part of the CPU code numbe (not related to CPU power) .. 6700, 970x (times 6), etc. and we all know what happens when they get wet,

Coolers don't have any gremlins. Computer gremlins are only in in electrical things.

* you have now graduated for Gremlin 101*
Edited by doyll - 10/8/16 at 12:52am
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From 62.5c down to 57.3c is 5.2c improvement (mostly from TIM replacement) is a nice improvement. I'm assuming room was same temp.

What did the old TM look like?
Was the dirt/dust/oil film buildup in cooler noticeable?

Good thing you didn't take CPU near water. You see, CPUs are full of gremlins. The number in each is part of the CPU code numbe (not related to CPU power) .. 6700, 970x (times 6), etc. and we all know what happens when they get wet,

Coolers don't have any gremlins. Computer gremlins are only in in electrical things.

* you have now graduated for Gremlin 101*

I felt goofy after seeing what you caught in my post about washing the cpu, redface.gif cause not sure if you know but my wife has been employed with intel for 18 years now, but as a buyer not a tech.
anyway yes you could see the fins were no longer shinning due to the film on them, no dust though as I clean inside the case monthly, and yes the room is still the same temp of 70f.
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