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my quad will not be stable on stock speeds no matter what volts and cooling i give it. the only thing it can now be is the N/B.

hey there, my N/B heatsink almost burnt my fingers off, hell it hurt. i think its at 60c full load. my fingers hurt even now lol. seriously. i un-did the two white catches on the heatsink put i cant seem to pull the damm thing off for whatever reason, any idea how to remove it? also this is the stability problem, it has to be, its the only thing. the heatsink was so hot it smells like its burning with a little bit of smoke. this is what is causing all stable problems.

how do i get the crap thing off? it wont budge?
also what should i buy in order to replace it? something dead cheap and with a fan, maybe a low profile or high profile thats fin.

thank you everyone, am exited to now ive found the only possible reason to this problem.
 

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make sure it's unlatched all the way. Slowly try to twist it clockwise and counterclockwise. Don't force anything. If it fails, a big fan and electric tape should work.
 

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big fan and electric fan? can you give me more knowledge on it. i have not dealed with north-b. heatsinks before. are you sure a fan would fit?
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big fan and electric fan? can you give me more knowledge on it. i have not dealed with north-b. heatsinks before. are you sure a fan would fit?
You misread, I said electric tape. Were you able to get the nb heatsink off though?
 

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any form of active cooling on the NB would help alot, but you would need probably 15 cfm over it for it to actually drop temps alot. get a antec spot fan and try that and see if it helps.
 

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To remove the NB on mobos I just push the pins and then use a pair of pliers on the other side to squish the pins a little then it pops out. I suggest reapplying it with some Thermal Paste and perhaps look at a Enzotech Aftermarket NB HS. Scan have the Xigmatek Porter for Cheap.
 

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ok so it looks like a new cooler is needed then if temps are still going to be too hot just by adding a fan. ok so you say xig do some good coolers then? whats the cheapest cooler i can get that will make my quad stable and get rid of those stable busting temps. the cooler does not need to be the best, it just needs to not overheat the n/b and withstand Overclocking the quad to 3ghz on close to stock volts if possible. my vid is 1.26 on the quad btw, just a little added info for you. i havent attempted to take the heatsink on the nb yet but i will try tommorow and report back.

what cooler should i get? thank you...
 

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the xiggy is out of my price range. does it even fit my nb anyway?
 

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On my sig rig board, I used a spot fan to cool down the NB HS. Xeon NB's run hot anyway but like yours, if you even touch the HS on mine it will blister skin.

The spot fan cooled it down so much I can touch it without being burnt.
 

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any other suggestions what to buy?
 

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if you have any old heatsinks lyin round like for a p4 or a athlon xp or really any old processor heatsink you could go hacksaw and ziptie it on there and use zip ties to hold a fan up on it

i personally wouldnt use electrical tape on the inside of your computer since the electrical tapes adhesive will melt and come loose eventually and when it does it leaves this nice black goop where it was that is pretty hard to remove thats why id go with zipties
 

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something just striked me here, why is my memory in single channel? i have two 2gb modules ddr2 800. are they installed incorrectly?
 

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something just striked me here, why is my memory in single channel? i have two 2gb modules ddr2 800. are they installed incorrectly?

What struck you was my comment. You have it in single channel, bro.
Just make sure they are in the same colored slot to get them in dual channel.
 

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could that be a cause to the instability on my quad?
 

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could that be a cause to the instability on my quad?

Probably not. But it wouldn't hurt to do some memtest runs to rule it out.
 

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well the only possible thing that is causing me problems is this N/B overheating and making the system hang no matter what voltage i throw at the CPU and memory and even motherboard MCH and FSB, all on stock speeds.

this is the only explanation, the dam thing overheating. even with a fan, this heatsink is not good enough according to others who have tried this. what's the cheapest heatsink that will do the job. i don't have a lot of money, the hr-05 is £20 in GB. my budget is £10-$17
 

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hey lion mater, you might have a point tho, not sure if am good enough to do it and mount it correct with a zip tie or two through the MB holes.
 

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well i just took off the heatsink but am a liitle confused. i think the thermal paste and dried up and i cant get it off the chip. i dont want to scrape the chip either to get thermal off. what do you think, here are some pics.

 
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