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Ok I recently posted here about my fan issue. I was simply being dumb and should have just gone to bed that night. When I woke up the next day it was easy to see why I was having such a hard time getting the fan to sit properly into place. Anyway I sucessfully assembled the computer...well by successfully I mean running. Though I was very unfamiliar with the SATA setup it was easy enough. Well my problem is that I noticed my processor is running at 50C, which I assumed to be a little on the hight side considering that the computer was at idle. I am still so new at all of this though I am enjoying having control of all my settings now that I am no longer using Dell, which I loathe. I have an ASUS M2N4 Motherboard, an AM2 3800+ and a Tt silent boost K8 cpu fan. Isn't this a little hot to be running at idle. I also used Arctic Silver thermal paste, so I know that is not the problem. Does anyone have any suggestions.
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post #2 of 11
Yes that's hot! I'm getting around 33C right now. Have you tried resetting the HS? Could be something little like that.
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post #3 of 11
Reseat the hsf with less as5, check out there site for instructions for application.
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post #4 of 11
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What is the HS? How do I reset it?
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post #5 of 11
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Nevermind. Heatsink.....got it.....lol.
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post #6 of 11
yes you put half a BB sized drop in the middle of the CPU and then screw in the HS on top.. do NOT spread it, let the pressure spread it.
    
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post #7 of 11
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Originally Posted by itsbrandontoyou View Post
What is the HS? How do I reset it?
Hi.

...he meant "re-seat".

It is quite possible that your HSF is not fully seated, or may not be seated squarely (uniform pressure).

Additionally the amount of TIM (Thermal Interface Material) can make a difference... too much is as detrimental as too little.

How much TIM did you use?

Many members here have had to re-seat the HSF several times to get it right...

P.S. If you feel like it, entering your system hardware and specs under your User Control Panel is beneficial all around.
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post #8 of 11
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How do I post my specs? I had the option when I signed up, but didn't want to find all my parts and list them. I was in the middle of a dilemma at the time.
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post #9 of 11
click usercp at top and you can fill in your system specs.
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post #10 of 11
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Yeah I found it right after I asked the question...go figure
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