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i5 2500k stock heatsink/fan help

post #1 of 17
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Hello, new member here. I just yesterday built my first computer with a i5 2500k processor and when I turned it on for the first time last night (amazingly I wired it correctly, or at least I think I did) the mobo was saying the temp was 62 right after turning on, then it shot up to 98, 99, then said
A3, so I shut it off.

When I was installing the heatsink/fan, all I did was push down 2 pushbuttons and when I went to push down the other 2 it seemed as though they had already pushed themselves in (I applied a little force to check), the heatsink did come with thermal paste.

My question is did I do something wrong with the installation? Is the stock heatsink and fan really that bad? How exactly do I get the heatsink back off because I tried pulling one of the pins back up and they are really tight.
post #2 of 17
the stock heatsink should have had some grey paste on it already similar to this
intelC2Dstock_bot.jpg

they also suck for cooling the cpu
if your case has fairly poor airflow it will run hot

if you can, get a coolermaster 212+
mc has them on sale for $28
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0315397
post #3 of 17
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Originally Posted by ffejrxx;12915176 
the stock heatsink should have had some grey paste on it already similar to this
intelC2Dstock_bot.jpg

they also suck for cooling the cpu
if your case has fairly poor airflow it will run hot

if you can, get a coolermaster 212+
mc has them on sale for $28
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0315397

yea I think i will stop by best buy and pick one up. that is exactly what the paste looks like and I think I might have pushed 2 pushbuttons on the same side and made it un-even. How exactly do I take the stock heatsink and fan back out cause the pins are tight
post #4 of 17
turn the pushpins with the arrows, and pull up
itll take some force if they were in correctly

what motherboard do you have, some asus/gigabyte boards are thicker and the pushpins dont go thru all of the way

also check bestbuy for a corsair a70
they were on clearance for $25-30
post #5 of 17
and don forget to re-apply the thermal paste when you install the stock cooler back or when installing a new cooler. biggrin.gif
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post #6 of 17
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Originally Posted by ffejrxx;12915363 
turn the pushpins with the arrows, and pull up
itll take some force if they were in correctly

what motherboard do you have, some asus/gigabyte boards are thicker and the pushpins dont go thru all of the way

also check bestbuy for a corsair a70
they were on clearance for $25-30

mobo:
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (https://secure.newegg.com/NewMyAccount/OrderStatus.aspx?SONumber=75742957&RandomID=5719321686184620110329064744)

Does the corsair a70 match a 1155 socket?
post #7 of 17
Quote:
Originally Posted by Curt6887;12915518 
mobo:
ASRock P67 EXTREME4 (B3) LGA 1155 Intel P67 SATA 6Gb/s USB 3.0 ATX Intel Motherboard (https://secure.newegg.com/NewMyAccount/OrderStatus.aspx?SONumber=75742957&RandomID=5719321686184620110329064744)

Does the corsair a70 match a 1155 socket?

You can't link secure newegg pages.

The a70 supports 1155, yes. Here's a product link http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16835181011
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post #8 of 17
yes, 1155, 1156 and 1366 have the same hole pattern
post #9 of 17
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What about this one:

http://www.bestbuy.com/site/Cooler+Master+-+Hyper+212+Plus+CPU+Cooling+Fan+with+Heat+Sink/1510328.p?id=1218265765346&skuId=1510328&st=hyper cooler 212&cp=1&lp=1

Also, do you have to take the mobo off with this fan?
post #10 of 17
you will need to access the underside of the board for either 212+ or a70
if the case has an access hole on the mobo tray you can just take off both side panels to install them

if you are near microcenter 212+ is $27
http://www.microcenter.com/single_product_results.phtml?product_id=0315397
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