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Hey guys,
I've had a Xigmatek HDT-S2183 for a while now (with the retention bracket), and it just runs way too hot it seems. I'm idling at high 40s and load I usually hit 70+, so I think I've most likely got the HDT-S1283 facing the incorrect way. Which side should by fan be on? I've currently got it mounted on the bottom with the heatsink horizontal, but I just feel I must be doing something incorrectly.
Thank you.
-Dan
Edited by bosoxdanc - 4/1/11 at 2:40am
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I hate to bump a thread since I moderate another very large forum, but can anyone help me with this?
Thank you.
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post #3 of 8
Try remounting. The way the fan should be facing should be of no problem, but it's generally supposed to blow onto the heatsink and out of the case.

If it's any help, I idle in the mid-low 30's. Our max temps shouldn't matter because, well, I'm on a cooler running platform.
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post #4 of 8
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I actually just remounted about four or five days ago, but I'm still idling in the 50s, and with 100% load hitting high 70s. I don't understand why for the life of me.

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post #5 of 8
Make sure the fan is installed correctly. The heat should dissapate to the exhaust fan of your case. When re-mounting, clear off old thermal paste and apply the line method of using to apply hdt cooler as shown in this thread here.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=5

Hope this helps!
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Make sure the fan is installed correctly. The heat should dissapate to the exhaust fan of your case. When re-mounting, clear off old thermal paste and apply the line method of using to apply hdt cooler as shown in this thread here.

http://benchmarkreviews.com/index.ph...1&limitstart=5

Hope this helps!
Thanks! I will do this shortly. I thought I might as well ask now as well. In my BIOS, should I have CPU Fan Control on or off? If on, which profile should I use?
Thanks again.

Also, would you recommend I use sandpaper to make sure the contact area is even on the heatsink?

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Edited by bosoxdanc - 4/7/11 at 10:02pm
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post #7 of 8
I am not sure about using sandpaper. I don't lap my cooler, since the DK I use is already flat.

As for the CPU Fan Control, if you have it off, the fan will spin at maximum rated speed by default. But if you're against the noise, leave it on so that you can adjust its speed variables.

Good luck!
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Thanks! I will do this shortly. I thought I might as well ask now as well. In my BIOS, should I have CPU Fan Control on or off? If on, which profile should I use?
Thanks again.

Also, would you recommend I use sandpaper to make sure the contact area is even on the heatsink?

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post #8 of 8
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Just thought I'd let you guys know I did the two line method mentioned at benchmarkreviews, and I'm idling at about 28C and under max load I'm hitting 45C. Thanks to everyone!
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