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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...
  6. 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
  8. 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...
  10. 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...
  11. 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...
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    [SOLVED] 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...
  15. jondones

    [SOLVED] 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...
  16. 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...
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    Question I5 9300H after repaste has 10-15 degree core difference

    As said my processor has 4c/8t . Before repasting every core hit 95-100c during stress tests with 60W Pl . After repaste I pretty much got my core 2 and core 3 down to high 70s to mid 80s but core 0 and core 1 remains at 90-94 c .Under combined load of gpu and cpu per say while gaming ..Core 2...
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    [SOLVED] HP PRO DESK 600 G1 SFF Aftermarket heatsink will fit??

    Got this desktop PC with its stock Heatsink/cpu cooler. (Cooler Master) Took the MB out tried in the new case to realise that there isn't a back plate for the Heatsink/cpu cooler to sit in. In the old case the bracket that holds the heatsink/cpu cooler is chassis part of the case meaning the...
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    [SOLVED] Should I clean off excess thermal paste?

    So I might have gone a little overboard since I'd rather have too much instead of too little. I didn't think about the heatsink wouldn't cover the whole chip so I guess I should have put it on the heatsink like the instructions said but now I have excess on parts of the cpu not covered. Should I...
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    [SOLVED] CPU overheating after applying new thermal paste

    I haven't done anything different than I have before, but this time when I applied new thermal paste, my pc launches and sends me to setup where I see the CPU temp which is skyrocketing. I did check and the cpu fan was running. There's enough thermal paste on it and the heatsink is on good. I...
  21. hakar.ahmed

    [SOLVED] PC Temps too high on Phanteks Evolv Shift? Help!

    I have upgraded to a GTX 1080 plus and 9600K CPU(not overclocked). I am using a Phanteks Evolv shift case and when the glass panel is on, the CPU temps reach 80-90 Degrees on load, playing Rdr2 ultra @ 1440p. The GPU goes up to 82 degrees and does not go past that. I am not sure if I should...
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    [SOLVED] Seagate FireCuda 520 Heatsink is Need or Not?

    Hello everyone, Hope I can get some insights from my question below and help me decide what to do. I'm building a new RIG (current is under my signature) with the following: Intel Core i7-9700K 3.6 GHz 8-Core Processor (Bought already) Noctua NH-D15 CHROMAX.BLACK 82.52 CFM CPU Cooler Asus ROG...
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    [SOLVED] Do I need a heatsink on this chipset?

    Hey guys, I got a Dell optiplex 390 recently, going to install a simple graphics card (GT720) and some more RAM. I have noticed that the chipset (not exactly sure what this is) doesn't have a heatsink on it. I touched it after playing an old game (Stronghold 1 HD) and almost burned myself...
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    [SOLVED] How to attach a fan to heatsink on Dell Precision T3500?

    Hello modding community, I have a Dell Precision T3500 with a Xeon X5650 and the lower end aluminium heat sink without the copper heat pipes. My CPU is running hot and I will change the thermal paste however I have a Arctic F8 80mm fan on the back which does nothing to lower the temps of the...
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    Question P8Z68-V Pro - Fan/Heatsink that doesn't overhang memory slot?

    I currently have the Cooler Master Hyper 212 Plus. Needed to do some upgrading on this system, so I purchased two 8GB sticks of memory to add to the existing two 4GB sticks to make 24GB. I go to install the memory today and discover that the heatsink on this unit overhangs the slot and I cannot...
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    [SOLVED] 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...
  27. 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...
  29. 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...
  30. 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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    [SOLVED] 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?
  34. 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...
  35. 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...
  37. 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...