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3.0 Prescott problem with heat!!

By Slappydotcom
Nov 17, 2007
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  1. Slappydotcom

    Slappydotcom TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    roughly yes, does the house temp make a huge difference ?
  2. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 206

    well the house temp is the temp of the air the computer fans take in and then then thats the air the heatsink uses to cool down the cpu it only matter a litle
  3. Slappydotcom

    Slappydotcom TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    so anything else you can tell me it might be ? im at such a huge loss...
  4. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 206

    giv me a sec to think
  5. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 206

    umm all i can think of is if you try to take off the heatsink and clean off the thermalpastete only if u have more and then after take the processot out of its socket and chek if any pins are bent that can cause the problem also if you have some theramale paste on the socket whipe it
  6. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 206

    if u have thermalpaste on the socket wipe it off gently with a q tip
  7. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 206

    also wat power supply are u usin
  8. Slappydotcom

    Slappydotcom TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    my PS is a Logisys ATX 20/24 pin, 480w
  9. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 206

    ok ur psu is good did u try what i metioned above??
  10. Slappydotcom

    Slappydotcom TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    not yet, i will in a bit im late for a dinner date with my girlfriend, ill message back asap ok, thanks so far for the help, well continue this asap. have a good night.

    *edit* ANYONE ELSE GOT ANY INFO TO ADD? i could really use the help, before my cpu burns.. thanks.
  11. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 206

    well did you do what i suggested???? you never posted back as you said
     
  12. Slappydotcom

    Slappydotcom TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    i removed the heatsink/fan and checked it all out, was good. then i checked all wires moved them away from fans to make airflow good. made sure all parts were fastened in right, reapplied new BB size of Arctic Silver, and still only dropped 3-5C in temp... runs 61-64C idle, and 70-75C under load
  13. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 206

  14. Slappydotcom

    Slappydotcom TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    hmmm, maybe your right and it is my heatsink, but then again, why wouldnt the one i have do its job, it was recommended for my cpu on newegg.com, not that im questioning your point of view, just considering my options, the fan you linked me is quite expensive, and this new system has left me pennyless
  15. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 206

    well that is in canadian dollars and everthing just happens to still be cheaper were u live lol but i found another one ill send to u but do u hapen to live close to a frys eletronics??
  16. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 206

    the one u have may also be a defect you should try sanding down the bottom of the heatsink ive dont that before and it lowerd my temps
  17. Slappydotcom

    Slappydotcom TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    well i live in california, and no theres no frys near me.. =s
  18. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 206

    lol anyways u should do what i suggested above its worked for me sand the bottome of the heatsink down in circular motions
  19. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 206

    also u if u do sanddown the bottom of ur heatsink use a oil or water while sanding it
  20. Slappydotcom

    Slappydotcom TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    hmm sand down, i would be kinda nervous to do so. what if i return it and buy a better one ? lol
  21. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 206

    lol well u can search the web many people do it they call it (laping) they say it lowers there temp i have personaly did it myself to one of my heatsinks
    *EDIT* but its your call if u wanna do it
  22. Slappydotcom

    Slappydotcom TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    any special amount of heatsink that needs to be sanded off or what type of motion do i do exactly? any tutorials on how to do it or detailed instructions? just so i get it right
  23. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 206

  24. Slappydotcom

    Slappydotcom TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 29

    ill try this asap, and ill post once done, if you got any more info feel free to post it and ill keep checking back to see updates ok, ill post once i try lapping my heatsink

    *edit* im surprise only you have answered =s from what i hear the cpu i got is widely used, also do you know if its meant to play games, or just for regular use ?
  25. Computer~freak~

    Computer~freak~ TS Rookie Posts: 206

    ok ill chek if i can get anyore info
    *edit* well i used to have the exact same cpu as you they are half decent but i sugest u have at least 2 gb's of memory to accompany the cpu and they go good with radeon X1650's and with those two things you will find yourself a half decent computer
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