Installing new CPU Fan/Heatsink, how to properly mount?
Posted 14 January 2013 - 03:58 PM
Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:08 PM
Neither way is good, facing up the fan will suck hot air from the GPU, PSU. Facing down, will blow hot air from the CPU into the GPU, PSU.
Is the hight of the RAM preventing installation with the fan facing the front of the case?
Posted 14 January 2013 - 05:19 PM
Posted 14 January 2013 - 07:40 PM
The CPU I just put in is AMD Phenom II X6 1045T. When my Windows rating was being refreshed, I noticed my CPU jumped to 70% usage under the Performance in the task manager. And computer was a little bit slower. Why did it jump so high? Seemed a bit unusual.
After playing a game for a bit, I noticed the temps have risen (as expected). But are these temps normal/ok? 45 for CPU, 42 for mobo, and 38 for hard drive. I kept the panel off my case while testing, and noticed my CPU Heatsink is hot to the touch. Not warm or cool. Is that normal? Just want to make sure this is all normal or something I should be worried about.
Edited by Xanster82, 14 January 2013 - 08:09 PM.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:23 PM
Posted 14 January 2013 - 08:40 PM
2) I do have it installed correctly. I only removed the bracket so I can clean the dust off it thoroughly. I put it back on, it's necessary for installing the cooler. Otherwise it wouldn't be in there right now.. lol. The bracket only goes on one way, and the metal clips (or lugs) the cooler came with can only go on the top and bottom of the bracket, not the sides. So I am only able to put the cooler either facing the top or the bottom of the case. Believe me I would rather it facing either the front or rear.
Also, it came pre-applied with thermal paste. I'm thinking the higher temps can be because when I was installing, the cooler came off and I had to readjust, so some of the thermal got a little messed up. I can always order Artic Silver and re-apply if temps get higher.
Edited by Xanster82, 14 January 2013 - 08:41 PM.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 09:56 PM
Edited by fyrfyter33, 14 January 2013 - 09:56 PM.
Posted 14 January 2013 - 10:49 PM
If possible I'd like to get others input on this as well?
This guy as the same cooler on an AMD board, and if you notice at the 0:45 mark, you see he has his installed facing down.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:07 AM
Did you remove every trace of the old tharmal paste from the CPU? I reccommend you buy this kit, http://www.newegg.co...2^14-130-812-TS and a non conductive paste like this http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835186038
Posted 15 January 2013 - 08:42 AM
Posted 15 January 2013 - 12:01 PM
fyrfyter33, I agree, I am already trying to find a better cooler. But not sure what to buy, I want to make sure I can position the cooler facing the back. Can you possibly link a cooler, similar to the one I have now, that doesn't have a cruddy design for AMD boards? I'd appreciate that.
Thanks for the input.
Posted 15 January 2013 - 03:21 PM
Sorry, missed that. I was looking at your first Pic, it looked to me to have a residue of old TIM still present.
iammykyl, it was a new CPU. It was clean. There was preapplied pasted on the heatsink.
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