Cool Enough

By TheCase ยท 4 replies
Jan 23, 2009
  1. Hi,

    Just replaced my heatsink due to a high pitched noise from my computer then I saw a crack on the heatsink and thought it was that even though the noise has only been slightly reduced is my computer too hot, it hardly has anything in it. Maybe it is too cold where is the -2 coming from lol

    1 HDD,
    2GB Ram
    No seperate graphics or audio card
    Core 2 Duo 2.2ghz

    Look at the image attached, what you think. Now I just need to find out where the noise is coming from, still think its the heatsink though

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  2. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    System/CPU temps are fine. "I saw a crack on the heatsink" What heatsink? If it is the CPU's heatsink, I really doubt if it is cracked. The high picthed sound is probably coming from your hard drive. Is it an old Western Digital drive by chance?
  3. TheCase

    TheCase TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    This was the cracked heatsink, image attached.

    My hard drive is Seagate ST3500320AS 500GB Hard Drive SATA II but its only 6 months old.
  4. Tmagic650

    Tmagic650 TS Ambassador Posts: 17,244   +234

    That's a cracked fan blade not a heatsink... Put a drop of super glue on the crack and let it set. If that fan spins fast enough, it could sing... If you still hear the high pitched noise, look at any other fans, even the one in the power supply. You can momentarily stop these fans using a pencil eraser pushed in the center of the fan blades
  5. TheCase

    TheCase TS Rookie Topic Starter Posts: 76

    Sorry I ment heatsink, but its gone back to the shop replaced with artic cooler 7 only with a 40-50% decrease of sound must be another piece of hardware
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