Forum discussion tagged with heatsink.
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    Hi People! I have gotten help here before many times by reading other questions. I cant seem to find any answer to my question though. So, i need a heatsink for my nvme ssd. It is getting very hot 80+ degrees. but my motherboard already has something underneath the ssd and i cant seem to...
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    Question Passively Cooling RAM and VRMs on a modern graphics card?

    I'm finally in a position where I can build a desktop, and was lucky enough to snag a 3070. I want to liquid cool my build primarily for aesthetic/fun project reasons with a secondary focus on performance and noise reduction. Therefore I'm going to build a primarily Barrow and alphacool loop...
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    [SOLVED] How much weight can a motherboard support?

    Hi guys, im looking to change my old stock cooler and i was wondering how much weight can my motherboard take. I am currently looking at some coolers with net weight 440 grams. MB: AsRock hm61-vg3 (https://www.asrock.com/mb/Intel/H61M-VG3/index.asp ) CPU: i5-3350p (no overclocking) Case...
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    Question Question about Noctua's NH-U12A installation

    Hello everyone, I hope you're doing fine. I'm writing this post because I've noticed in many different videos and pictures that the Noctua NH-12UA heatsink was always installed having a specific direction in mind. What so happens is that I installed my cooler in the exact opposite way, compared...
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    Question M.2 NVME Heatsink Thermal Pad Only Over Controller?

    So I recently purchased an EKWB heatsink for my 970 Evo Plus 500GB and read basically everywhere that the NAND on the drives prefer to be hotter while the controller wants it to be cooler. My question is, would it be ideal for me to just cut enough for the thermal pad to cover just the...
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    Question Delid - Liquid Metal

    Hey so i got a delided cpu but i wasnt sure if i should put the grizzly conductonaut on top of the ihs aswell ? So between the liquid cooler and the top of the ihs, or just on the die and the bottom ihs.
  7. MementoMori78

    Question RX 570 goes to 90 C if card is sagging

    After transferring my system from a mobo cardboard to a PC case, I've noticed that my graphics card heats up really quick under load. Causing GPU load have led temperatures to rise from 40 C to 90 C in less than 2 seconds. I've turned off the game and temperatures dropped straight down to ~45 C...
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    Question Bad thermal paste, or bad cooling?

    Dell Inspiron 15 5000 CPU: i7-8550U GPU: Radeon 530 My laptop's cooling solutions is overall quite terrible, max CPU temps of ~99°C, temperature immediately shoots up when hit with a load, and constant thermal throttling when under load. Perplexingly, highest I've seen GPU go up to is...
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    Question Loud CPU fan and erratic graphics performance on a brand new build that had its cooler reapplied

    Hello everyone, I've got a problem that's making me very anxious. Yesterday I built my PC and after setting everything up and installing Windows I realised the cooler was installed the wrong way and was butting into the space of the RAM. I turned off the PC, unplugged the PSU and reinstalled...
  10. Abdmin01

    Question Should i use m.2 ssd's provided heatsink or motherboard's provided heatsink?

    I'm new to m.2 nvme ssd and i just bought adata ssd SX8200 Pro 2TB which included it's own heatsink and my motherboard is Z390 aorus pro wifi which also included it's own heatsink that they call thermal guard. There is not many info about each of these included heatsink. So which one is better...
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    Question Heatsink mounting backplates compatible with Cryorig H7

    I have a Cryorig H7 but lost the screws and backplate and cant seem to find one online that ships to ireland so im wondering is there another backplate compatible with the heatsink and my mobo? Mobo: Gigabite Z390 Heatsink: H7 Cryorig
  12. r3av3r_97

    Question Asus Zephyrus M GU502GU motherboard wi-fi antenna popped off. How to fix?

    So after a lot of research and tutorials I decided to swap my laptop's thermal paste. It's a 9th Gen Intel Laptop of Zephyrus M so it doesn't have a liquid metal thermal paste. I removed the back panel. I saw the warranty sticker on one of the heatsink screws. I tried to peel it off. But It just...
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    Discussion Evga 2080ti XC Ultra

    Hello, I was thinking of using liquid metal instead of the pre-applied thermal paste that was sent with the card. I know I shouldn't use liquid metal on aluminum heatsinks since it will create an alloy between gallium and aluminum. I just want to know what metal is used exactly in my Evga 2080ti...
  14. SSFX

    Question CPU Fan Keeps Running at High RPM

    So, i recently built my potato setup: i5-4690 stock ECS H81H3-MV Cooler Master Hyper i30 (3pin, plugged on to CPU_FAN header) 8GB DDR3 1600 Mhz RAM MSI RX 570 Gaming X 4GB stock WD Caviar Blue 500GB 7.2K RPM FSP Hexa+ 500W Just did a fresh windows 10 pro installation, problem is, the cpu fan...
  15. KaiserPhantasma

    Question Questions About Cleaning My PC Case And It's Underlying Components

    I am about to "preliminarily" clean my PC case and it's various other parts (mobo,ram,CPU heatsink, fans etc) and I have a couple of lingering questions: 1. Can I use a material similar to a shoe brush, it's hairs are approximately 4-6 inches, will it induce an ESD shock to the component or do...
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    Question CPU overheating

    So I have had my pc for about 5 years now. Recently it has been struggling with an overheating problem so I decided to do a dust cleaning and reapply thermal paste. Even browsing on chrome has my pc in the mid 50's Celcius which im pretty sure is bad. It has come to a point where playing some...
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    Question X570 chipset runnnig too hot?

    Hi all! I bought an Asus Rog Strix X570-E Gaming mobo a few days ago, and a new Ryzen 7 2700x CPU. (everything else stayed the same from my older pc (gtx 980, m.2 ssd, 2x4gb + 1x8gb ram, 1tb + 500gb hdd)). The problem is that in HWinfo the chipset is getting too hot, it is 60-66C. The chipset...
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    Question can i remove the motherboard's heat sink or part of it to fit the graphics card?

    hi, my cpu i5-4670k, gpu - zotac 1050ti mini, mobo- gigabyte z87x-ud3h, bios version F10b, psu corsair cs650m , ram 4x4gb @1600 mhz, windows10, cabinet cooler master haf 912, cpu cooler-Hyper 212X i wanted to upgrade my gpu to gigabyte Radeon™ RX 5600 XT GAMING OC 6G. but the new gpu...
  19. jondones

    Question NVME4 SSD drives w/ heatsink didnt fit so I removed it, is that okay?.

    Hey there. First time builder here... I recently got an Asrock X570 Taichi mobo so I could take advantage of the speedy hardrive capabilities of the m.2 NVME 4 SSD.2 / PCIE 4 situation. The issue I have run into is that the NVME drives I bought have a thick heatsink on them (Inland Performance...
  20. ComputersAreHard

    Question My Computer is Underperforming!

    My Specs: i5 9600K 1151 LGA - NEW DDR4 16GB G.Skill Dual Channel - NEW ROG STRIX Z390-E GAMING Motherboard - NEW Nvidia Strix GTX970 Graphics Card - OLD SSD Samsung - OLD 1TB Western Digital Harddrive - OLD My heatsink is a intel heatsink old one from another computer and isnt pinned down...