Forum discussion tagged with heatsink.
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    Question Recommended heatsink for M.2 SSD ?

    Hi...I just got my Samsung 980 500GB m2 NVME ssd (not pro) and Im very skeptical on the heatsink to buy for it . Ive heard its crucial for the rising temperatures . Any recommendations ? Note:The width can't exceed 0.87 inch as my motherboard wont allow it .
  2. K

    Question GTX970 temps SOARING

    I have a Zotac GTX970 that I have had either since '13 or '14. I can't remember which year it was released, I purchased it brand new around the time of the cards debut. Anyway, I have started to notice the card is getting STUPIDLY hot playing some of the most minimally demanding games, such as...
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    Replacement heatsink screws for laptop?

    I have the Acer Nitro 5 AN515-53. View: https://imgur.com/a/qdex3iv The laptop I got had overtightened screws, I had no choice but to yank it out because there was just no other way. Where would I find replacement screws for my model? Does anyone know where I can buy them cheap? I'm looking...
  4. Iver Hicarte

    Question Custom Loop vs. AIO, is there a real world difference?

    To people who had experiences with custom loops and using AIO's...is a custom loop worth it? Does it make a big difference compared to AIO's? Care to share some of your experiences and thoughts about this subject...I really would like to know if it gives a big benefit in the real world...
  5. Iver Hicarte

    Question M.2 integrated heatsink vs. motherboard m.2 heatsink? Is there a big and noticeable real world difference?

    Title says it all, is it worth it to pay extra for m.2 drives that come with a heatsink model? Is the integrated heatsink far better than just the m.2 heatsink included in some motherboards? And is there a big temperature improvement overall? Especially in the real world....
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    [SOLVED] Thermal paste - Does it dry out faster with higher CPU temperatures?

    I'm planning to re-paste my laptop with arctic silver 5 soon, it seems it needs to be replaced every 9 months for my case. What I'm wondering is do higher sustained temperatures cause the paste to dry faster/become less efficient quicker? Is it ok to run games that cause high CPU temperatures...
  7. bosourd

    [SOLVED] CPU speed drops while gaming, but temperature is normal

    I'm pretty new on PC hardware stuff so I'm at a loss here. Pardon if I look like an idiot. My CPU drops while in-game recently (I think, I don't really check on task manager while gaming so I'm not sure when this start to happen, I figured this out by accident) from 3.00 GHz to as low as 1.00...
  8. tuckertheguy12

    Question Missing PCB heatsinks ROG MAXIMUS X APEX

    Hello everyone, I recently came into ownership of an ROG Maximus Apex X Z370 motherboard. The owner before the last owner clearly used it for LN2 overclocking as all of the boards heatsinks are missing and the back of the board is sticky in all the right spots. Anyway, the board is missing the...
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    Question Heatsink won't fit on ASUS ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II AMD AM4

    So I just bought the ASUS ROG Strix B450-F Gaming II AMD AM4 motherboard and an AMD Ryzen 5 5600x cpu. The cpu came with a stock heatsink and fan that I had planned to use. When I went to install said heatsink, I found I couldn't because a line of transistors (I think that's what they're called)...
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    Question No signal on both my displays. Motherboard damaged?

    My PC Specs: MSI Z370 Gaming Plus Motherboard Intel i5-8600K CPU CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO Heatsink Palit Nvidia GTX 1050Ti GPU FSP Raider II 750W PSU G-Skill Aegis DDR4 2400 8GB x 2 RAM Hi. First time posting here so forgive me if there was a better place to ask this. Okay, so I've had this...
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    [SOLVED] Can I replace my heasink fan with a 3 pin?

    Basically, I know you can connect 3 pin fans to 4 pin headers in the Mobo, but if I buy a replacement fan for my CPU heatsink (old one is rattling and is a cheapo so I can't open it to fix the issue), will it be able to regulate it's speed by itself and not let my CPU overheat?
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    [SOLVED] samsung 970 evo plus nvme running hot

    Samsung 970 evo plus nvme when computer is idle temperatures are 47 to 54-degree celsius i dont have any heatsink please help me what to do thanks in advance
  13. _dawn_chorus_

    [SOLVED] Where can I get this foam tape for RAM?

    I am changing the heatsinks on my G,Skill Ripjaws ram and one side of the stick has no chips on it, just foam tape to fill the gap and I assume separate sensitive parts from the metal heatsink. Where can I buy this and what is it called? Does it have any specific function like heat dissipation...
  14. N

    [SOLVED] Rattling Sound, CPU?

    https://streamable.com/n6fa43 That is the sound right there, the sound is very inconsistent and just started up again this morning. I had thought it was the PSU, since I had loosened the screws that hold it. (The first rattling occurrence was close to when I loosened screws) But the recording...
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    [SOLVED] Thermal paste turning liquid and CPU running slow after a month or so

    I repasted my Lenovo E480 for the first time earlier on this year using "Cooler Master Mastergel Pro V2 " paste. I could immediately see a huge speed increase, which was unbelievable. A couple of months later though, my PC started running slow again and I had to crack my laptop open again! When...
  16. _dawn_chorus_

    [SOLVED] CPU cooler Fan pressing against RAM heatsink and side panel. Ok?

    I just installed a Noctua NH-D15 cooler and it is pressing on my ram heatsinks when I put the side pane on. Does this matter? I did see a similar question on here and the solution suggested that the fan vibration would slowly damage the ram, but didn't explain why. Can anyone second that or is...
  17. R

    [SOLVED] Heatsink suggestion for lga 1155

    Hello all, I never follow any update about pc anymore, so i really need suggestion I have pc (build from 2011): i7 3770 3,4ghz (lga 1155) with stock cooler 1050ti (upgraded from 750ti) corsair 12gb ram (ddr 3 1600mhz) Motherboard: Gigabyte B75M-HD3 room ambience (idk) casing: 455x180x420mm...
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    [SOLVED] GPU only left fan was spinning, on 0% fan speed

    Yesterday I had to leave on a rush and right before I left, my computer was running and electricity went out. I thought it was gonna stay off but as I exited the house it came back instantly which caused the computer to boot up again (I didn't have enough time to shut it down so I just left)...
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    [SOLVED] AMD 2700X Stuck to Stock Heatsink

    Hi, A friend asked me to install an AIO for his 2700X as he's used the stock cooler for 2 years and wants something different, so I went to take the cooler off and the CPU came with it. I spent a good 15 minutes applying isopropyl alcohol around the CPU but nothing has changed. I tried to get...
  20. [SOLVED] CPU Heating and Thermal Throttling

    Hello everyone, Recently I have started to face a very strange behavior from my CPU. My Intel 4790K shows spikes in clock speed and CPU usage every few secs. I can see that most of the background process sits at 0% usage but still my usage changes from 3-6-12-14-19 and keeps repeating this...
  21. c0nr

    [SOLVED] 4pin CPU cooler won't work but 3pin does

    So I recently got a new mobo (Gigabyte Auros B450I wifi pro), heatsink (Noctua NH-L12S), fans and case but I ran into a problem of my Noctua A12x15 PWM fan that came with the heatsink will not spin past POST. I did some tweaking to fix: Reseat the connector Reset BIOS swapped fans used UEFI fan...
  22. [SOLVED] is it safe to use Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut Flüssigmetall-Wärmeleitpaste on hyper 212x?

    hi, my cpu cooler - hyper 212x , my cpu - i5 4670k, i want to use "Thermal Grizzly Conductonaut Flüssigmetall-Wärmeleitpaste " liquid metal thermal compund between my cpu and cpu cooler heatsink, is it safe? is there any aluminum in that portion of heatsink which directly contact cpu and where...
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    [SOLVED] Heatsink Soldering

    I decimated a screw holding my laptop heatsink down and need to cut off a small steel joint between the heatsink and stripped screw to remove the heatsink. It is held down by 3 other similar screws. Would it be safe to leave the cut-off screw disconnected from the heatsink? If I tried to solder...
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    Question Laptop keep overheating

    Hi, I have a laptop that has been functioning fine for aa long as i got it. However recently It has started to shutdown constantley when doing heavy tasks. I downloaded some software and noticed that CPU is hitting temperatures on avergae 90 - 100 celcius before shuting down. I gave it in to...
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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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    [SOLVED] 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...
  27. R

    [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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    [SOLVED] 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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    [SOLVED] 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.
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    [SOLVED] 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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    [SOLVED] 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...
  33. Abdmin01

    [SOLVED] 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
  35. 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...
  36. K

    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...
  37. 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...
  38. 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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    [SOLVED] 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...