Forum discussion tagged with heatsink.
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    Question [ASUS ROG G751JL-BSI7T28] Laptop Thermal Paste/cooling, need some basic help

    Hello, I've been using this laptop for years, and it's a pretty solid gaming machine, but it has thermal problems. It's been disassembled a few times, so I suspect the CPU is fully detached from the heatsink now, and thus the fans are constantly running without much success. Actually, I'm not...
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    Question 7 year old pc needs some love

    hi guys and gals. have an issue with my pc shutting down. replaced the thermal paste as it all dried out. pc lasted 3 days wth no problems (only lasted 20 minutes beofre i replaced the paste). downloaded wolfstein 2 and it died after 1hr of gameplay. so i decided it was time to replace some...
  3. jetpleN

    Question I need help with my PC overheating

    Hi So yesterday my trusty old gaming pc started acting up. It started with a crash a "blue-screen" and when I googled my erro-code and it said that i had some temperature problems. At first i didn't think much of it as my computer had been running for like 24 hours so i wasn't very surprised so...
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    Question Can Clean Cooling Components w/ Water?

    Silly question. If I remove my CPU Heatsink, VRM heat sinks, GPU Heatsink and fans and all my fans from my case. Then proceeded to run them under water and brush them gently with a toothbrush. Dry them with a hair dryer and some Q-Tips and let them set for a day or two. Would they all work...
  5. Lobster_Clawz

    Question ASRock Z390M Pro4 garbage vrm heatsink

    Well guys I messed up and jumped on a quick deal with Newegg for a 9700k ASRock Z390M pro 4 motherboard combo without doing any research. I knew the board was low end and is only meant to hold me over a few months until I buy a high end board but I had no idea the VRM heatsink was so terrible...
  6. lordvanko

    Question High CPU temps??? What could be the problem

    I just finished building my rig, Im running a ryzen 5 3600x on it with a hyper 212 Black Edition cooler. On idle I get around 45 degrees and under load I sometimes hit 90, Should I worry?>?
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    Question RAM Clearance with Noctua NH-U14S and Z390 Aorus Ultra

    Hey there, does anybody here have a setup up with these two components included? I'm planning on getting these two on my build, I'm planning on placing two fans on the NH-U14S in push pull, but will there be any RAM clearance issues with this on the Z390 Aorus Ultra?
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    [SOLVED] Will wrapping heatpipes in conductive foil or flue tape improve temps?

    https://photos.app.goo.gl/ACyZjo6DCBuPcrMA8 I am thinking of other ways to improve my GE60 2QD Apache's heat dissipation. I plan to retrofit upgrade my heatsink with 3 more heatpipes and heat fins with thermal adhesive as well as applying better thermal paste, and i was wondering if the...
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    [SOLVED] I5 CPU with heatsink but no fan

    I have a new GPU a MSI R9 390 8GB and it will only fit in the case if I remove the CPU fan. I still would have the cpu heatsink on and the GPU fan seems like it would work as the CPU fan since the GPU fan is right where the CPU fan was. Would this work I don't want to fry my CPU?
  10. CarterK

    Question Ran CPU without heatsink

    So long story short, I know it was dumb of me but I was fixing the PC that was sent to me and I just placed the new motherboard in today. I installed the CPU and it booted up normally, I then went to factory reset the PC and about 10% through I decided to look if it was bad to run it without the...
  11. nero1024

    Question Need Help With Liquid Metal

    I want to use liquid metal on NVME SSD between chips and copper heatsink. Is it safe?
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    Question How to replace mounting brackets for a specific CPU cooler?

    Hi I got my hands on a cpu cooler that goes by "ZALMAN ZF9225ATH" (at least it's what is written on the fan), but I have no mounting brackets for it and it appears to be from socket 939 or AM2/AM2+, I am not sure, since there's not a lot of documentation about this old piece of copper. I wanted...
  13. exploding_psu

    [SOLVED] CPU stuck to the heatsink when replacing motherboard

    Greetings.. So I ran into a problem here. First, specs are in order : Ryzen 3 1200 (with stock cooler) ASRock A320M motherboard I was replacing my motherboard (I'm upgrading to an X370). It all happened so quickly. Was removing the CPU from the old motherboard. I followed the instructions...
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    [SOLVED] When VRM temperature is 62C CPU drops?

    i was having cpu drops then i checked temperatures cpu is 50 degree so no problem.I checked VRM temperature via HWmonitor i watched them a little bit when temperature goes 62 degree cpu clock drop VRM temperature goes 58 degree then it keeps going like that.I think i know VRM temperature could...
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    Question cpu temperature jumping up and down after applying thermal paste

    Hello Everyone, I am using a laptop within Intel 6200u i5 , 8gb ram and 480gb SSD. It is 3.5 years old. Intel HD 520 gpu So i thought of putting new paste, before applying my temp was max 75 degree when playing games and from 45-55 max when using laptop. I bought a PCCOOLER GT-1 paste and...
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    Question Adding heatsinks on external SSD

    Hi, I bought an SSD with an enclosure. I have noticed that the SSD gets too hot while using. Now after installing the SSD in the enclosure, there is some clearance between the SSD and the enclosure at the top (approx. 5mm). So I thought that if I could use that clearance by installing some...
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    Question Which cooler to get for new Ryzen r5 3600?

    Title says it. Picked up a new ryzen 5 3600 recently and its running a bit warm on the stock cooler/settings. Hit top temperatures in the upper 70s and low 80s Celsius. Not the end of the world but hey I would prefer lower temperatures and I would like to try my hand at overclocking. Anyway, I'm...
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    [SOLVED] Heatsink size

    Hi fellas, got a question for people with a little experience surrounding heatsinks for your CPU. I'm looking to start a build in a Fractal Design Node 202. For those not familiar with this case, it only provides a maximum cpu cooler clearance of about 56-58mm according to what I have read, and...
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    Question Corrosion on GPU heatsink

    So I bought a few graphics cards second hand online and they have a lot of corrosion on the heatsink, which increased temperatures and caused the card to thermal throttle greatly. After looking into it, apparently the corrosion can be cleaned off and should not happen again if I use an anti...
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    Question On board graphics heat sink

    The motherboard I have doesn't have a heat sink over the onboard graphics . I'm going to be using a graphics card . So will it matter ? Effect anything etc . Thanks as always