Problems after Installing new CPU heatsink and Arctic Silver 5 - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 08-02-2007, 10:12 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Aug 2007
Posts: 37
Default Problems after Installing new CPU heatsink and Arctic Silver 5

I recently replaced the heatsink on a Pentium 4 Machine and also applied some Arctic Silver Thermal compound to it to minimize the heat. Everything seems to be working fine as the temperatures have dropped about 10 degrees Celsius. However, now the hard drive seems to be making these grinding noises that come in short little pulses and the system locks up. I checked and made sure no foreign objects got into the heatsink or anything but it just keeps screwing up.

schwarg is offline  
Old 08-02-2007, 10:24 PM   #2 (permalink)
peterhuang913's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2005
Location: Los Angeles, California
Posts: 8,076
Send a message via AIM to peterhuang913
Default Re: Problems after Installing new CPU heatsink and Arctic Silver 5

What power supply do you have? The noises are an indication of a dying hard drive: BACK UP NOW.


My computer uses 1.5A-load, .8A-idle, .65A-standby, .05A-turned off on 125V.
"The spaces between your fingers were created so that another's could fill them in."
Originally Posted by Norcent View Post
I need to stop using the internet.
peterhuang913 is offline  
Old 11-25-2007, 07:43 PM   #3 (permalink)
Monster Techie
Join Date: Jul 2004
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 1,909
Default Re: Problems after Installing new CPU heatsink and Arctic Silver 5

i cannot understand the link b/w heatsink and h/d. anyway, what H/D you have? Maxtor?
Intel Core2Quad 2.66Ghz 12MB L2-Cache
4096MB DDR Kingston Hyper-X
GigaByte GA-P35-DS3R
XFX 9600GT AlphaDog
Seagate 2 X 320GB SATA2
LG L246WH Flatron 24"
Blind_Arrow is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 08:00 AM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.