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Very upset at my Xiggy.

post #1 of 10
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I got a XIGMATEK HDT-S1283 for Christmas!
Too bad I suck at installing heatsinks!
I had to use the termal paste that came in the box, since I didn't order any (that would put it over our Christmas Limit)
I can always reapply that later though.

The REAL thing that pisses me off is the stupid Push Pin system!
When trying to get the thing in there, all of the push pins are now bent way out of proportion, and I had to apply much more force than normal in order to get them to re-position themselves into the holes.
I still don't think one of them are in...

In the process, I bent the heck out of some of the heatsink (mostly where the stupid holes for the fan go, that won't cause much of a difference right? )

TEMPS:
Running @ Stock
Idle: 33C
Intel BurnTest: Max = 48C

For some reason, I can't resume my 3.7 Overclock.
The computer won't POST if it's over clocked to 3.7 (I was using a saved profile in my BIOS, it worked with the Foxcon CPU cooler...) * I already tried resetting CMOS.
Oh well, not a HUGE deal... ^

Anyway, I just wanted to tell you guys my experinence.
I'm awesome at software based problems (Linux, Windows, etc.)
But suck at Hardware.


Are those decent temps for stock thermal paste?

Edited by chris062689 - 12/25/08 at 9:56pm
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post #2 of 10
Man, my temps get up to 60 degrees with intel burntest. How did you apply your thermal compound?
post #3 of 10
Have you seen the retention bracket for the xig? It really made my installation a breeze. 40C with stress testing is to good, might want to make sure of that. No idea why this would hold you back from OCing either. Sure you didn't make any other changes besides this install?
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I love my Xigmtek HDT-s1283. It handles the 1.6v i need for 3.6Ghz to a 63*C Prime95 and 79*C IBT.
    
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post #5 of 10
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Well, I did get a ton of thermal paste all over my mobo, but I wiped it off.

At POST, the fan is loud, but once it completes it's boot in Linux / Windows, I can't even hear it (I do know it's running those, opened up my case and checked)
I guess it's just a quiet fan.
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post #6 of 10
Grab the retention kit
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Yeah slowend is right, get the bolt thru kit.. the pushpin design is a complete fail.. *JaKe*
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post #8 of 10
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Well, I probably will at a date when I have more money.
That and some OCZ freeze.

But do those temps look decent for stock paste and stock speed?
I just want to make sure I didn't damage my CPU Cooler any.
Edited by chris062689 - 12/25/08 at 10:02pm
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post #9 of 10
setup an 1284ee with the bracket, couldn't have been much easier... nice long screwdriver to secure the frame to the bracket on the other side of the board... then install the fan...

4.3ghz and never gets over 60c...
post #10 of 10
+1 for need to get Retention Bolt thru kit and some better TIM.

You will get better Temps with the kit and Better TIM

TIP :-If you put the fins slightly out of shape just slide an old credit card between them and this will help in putting them back in shape.
    
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