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Old 07-15-2005, 09:10 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Oh my god ... I have made a BIG CPU/Heatsink mistake!

AMD 64 939 Venice 3000+

When I got it I installed the CPU heatsink by pulling down BOTH latches .... and the arm stays up .... now I am looking for a better heatsink/fan/compond

Thing is it wont come off .... any help? (I am such a newb)

I think I should of pulled down the latch oppersite the arm, then pulled that down!

Argh!
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Old 07-15-2005, 09:17 AM   #2 (permalink)
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If I get it off!

I will order

(TOP)
http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...c_Cooling.html

And for thermal

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...erials_27.html

Arctic Silver 5 Thermal Compound

Do I really need remover to get rid of the old stuff? ... would a paper towl or toilet roil work? then I can re-apply the compound!
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Old 07-15-2005, 09:19 AM   #3 (permalink)
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Will that CPU cooler be better than the OEM one?
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Old 07-15-2005, 09:36 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Get the Thermalright XP-90:

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatal...right_120.html

Third one down. It will give you excellent performance.

And yes, get the Arctic Silver 5. Make sure you properly clean the old thermal pad off with 99% Isopropyl Alcohol.
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Does the Thermalright XP-90 have a fan?

It just looked like a heatsink to me?

and is it quiet?

What temp do you get?
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Also on my case the mobo is also badly mounted .... not really my fault that though!

The mobo is held with one stand off or two ... and took 2/3 hours mounting it mostly 'cause the GFX card wouldn't go in as well.

So if I save up some money ....

- I'll get that Thermalright XP-90
- Arctic 5 compound + remover
- RAM sinks (x4)

Anything else what will improve cooling? .... without making louder?

I leave my computer on overnight .... well not at the moment with my wrongly mouted CPU.

Feel like smashing my mobo up! .... wont though!
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What fan should I get for the ThermalRight XP-90?
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Nexus 92?
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They don't sell them so how about!

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/acatalog/Vantec.html

THIRD ONE DOWN ....
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Any 92mm fan will work with it. The noise level will depend on what fan you get really. Also don't bother with RAM sinks, they are completely unnecessary.
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