I'm overheating... but how?

By Eddieguard
Feb 19, 2006
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  1. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,572   +9

    I'd just scrape it. with a plastic card (unused credit cards).

    I still think making a side panel with 120mm fans is a good idea. I'll see if I can make one. Very busy these days, med school gives too much anatomy....
  2. DragonMaster

    DragonMaster Newcomer, in training Posts: 430

    Hard enough? Just done it on a TT heatsink and it was a long painful experience.

    Just saw "Arctic Cleaner" in previous posts. Works?
  3. KingCody

    KingCody TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,568   +7

    LMAO :D :D :D

    or you could just water cool :)
  4. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,572   +9

    Watercooling is quite expensive... for a good one that is. I can get one for 100 bux, but I get its not gonna work anywhere near as good as my current HSF combo. Which I paid more or less the same amount for.
  5. KingCody

    KingCody TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,568   +7

    Just make your own, I did...
  6. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,572   +9

    tell me, how do you make your own waterblocks? if I can make my own waterblocks, I would've gone water a long long time ago.

    Also, I'm not very handy around metals (I can do woodwork!! :D), so not sure if I can trust myself...
  7. benken2202001

    benken2202001 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 154   +16

    -Swiffer Dusters are amazing for cleaning computers. They just suck up the dust, and are anti-static charge. plus they get the gf off your back. "i'm cleaning up the house!"

    -I just recently learned the art of Ducttaping fans to the case.

    -if you have enough time, do what my buddy did, get a college dorm room mini-fridge, and just do away with your case/fans/cooling. plus its a LOT quieter and there's tons of shelving for extra HDDs. Plus it takes care of that dream every computer buff has of having a fridge next to his computer.
  8. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,572   +9

    I'm not looking into TECs or fridges, although those are super cooling solutions. Mainly because I'll be looking at doubling or trippling my computer electricity usage.
  9. KingCody

    KingCody TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,568   +7

    lol..

    a basic waterblock is quite simple to make actually. it will not be as efficient as a commercially available water vlock, but will still cool as well as a high end air cooler without the jet-engine sound :)

    1. get a rectugular shaped chunk of aluminum big enough to cover the CPU die (it doesn't have to cover the entire heat spreader, because the die is what generates all the heat, and it is in the center of the CPU)

    2. drill 3 holes... 2 holes in the top (1 input and 1 output), and a 3rd hole in the side to connect the 2 top holes together (which will allow the water to pass through the block.

    3. tap appropriate sized threads into all the holes (will vary based on the desired setup)

    4. screw in hose barbs into the 2 top holes (use teflon tape or plumber's putty to prevent leaks)

    5. put a screw/bolt into the connecting hole to seal it up (again, teflon tape or plumber's putty)

    6. make a mount for it using a thin metal or plastic sheet or just modify the clip from a stock air cooler to hold it in place

    one thing to note is... unless you have scrap aluminum sitting around or know where to get some, it's not cheap to buy and may even cost you more than a commercial waterblock)

    It won't really save you any money to build it yourself. it will simply give you a sense of satisfaction that your own creation is cooling your computer down.
    :D :D :D
  10. DragonMaster

    DragonMaster Newcomer, in training Posts: 430

    No need of a fridge, to save $$ just get a VIA Eden and an S3 Chrome S27.
  11. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,572   +9

    Don't think I'm advanced enough to require one of those processors/GPUs. I'll just stick to the popular mainstream amd/intel/ati/nVidia chips available. Much easier to get tech support for.
     
  12. DragonMaster

    DragonMaster Newcomer, in training Posts: 430

    When will you ever REQUIRE a VIA (Except for heat and power reasons) ? The 1.5GHz Eden is probably slower than a Pentium III 700MHz. (The only special instruction set it has is MMX I think)
  13. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas Newcomer, in training Posts: 718

    Eddie's Overheating Pblm.

    Hey Eddie, did you mention what type of PSU you are running. Sometimes they have that feature to shut down before they go down. Is your CPU set (in the BIOS) to shutdown at a certain temp? Is your CPU fan secure onto the board?
  14. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas Newcomer, in training Posts: 718

    Eddie's Overheating Pblm.

    Hey Eddie, did you mention what type of PSU you are running. Sometimes they have a shut down before they go down. Is your CPU set (in the BIOS) to shutdown at a certain temp? Is your CPU fan secure onto the board? Have you added any new hardware? Is your heatsink (CPU) full of lint and dust? Did this just start? See if you can borrow a better PSU (more watts and amps on the 12 V rail) and try that. You may need a new one.
  15. pdyckman@comcas

    pdyckman@comcas Newcomer, in training Posts: 718

    Sometimes your cpu fan gets loose, be sure that's secure. Plugging into the wall or a strong dedicated power source (plug strip) is a must. Running an A/C in the same circuit is bad. Sounds like it's working now. That's good.
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