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March 27, 2013 5:28:09 PM

i was just wondering..i'm currently running a stock heat sink/cooling fan on my AMD phenom II x4 955 and i'm not sure if these temp i'm getting are okay...been idling out at like 51-52C when temps arent supposed to exceed 30-40...if i were to get the retention bracket and mount the fan that came with the processor would i see a change in temps???

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March 27, 2013 5:52:03 PM

Wait, you said you were using the stock fan, but then you ask if you should use the fan that came with the processor? That is the stock fan!

That said, your temperatures do seem high. Is the fan spinning? Did you use thermal grease? Try remounting the heatsink.

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March 27, 2013 8:20:01 PM

Yeah, I'm confused too.
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March 27, 2013 8:34:16 PM

first remove the heatsink and clean the old paste then repaste with a good paste and put the cooler back and fix it well to the motherboard .
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March 28, 2013 5:15:31 PM

lol.. I'm talking about the cooler that came with my tower..XD..I was going to install the other stock cooler that came with the processor and take out that one that the tower had came with for the processor I took out...and I added new paste to the phenom when I installed it.
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March 28, 2013 5:35:04 PM

pyro54352 said:
lol.. I'm talking about the cooler that came with my tower..XD..I was going to install the other stock cooler that came with the processor and take out that one that the tower had came with for the processor I took out...and I added new paste to the phenom when I installed it.


The cooler that came with your case? What case? What's the cooler's name?
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March 28, 2013 6:01:25 PM

your loosing us now explain exactly what parts you use in the computer and what other you want to use for exchange them .
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March 28, 2013 7:58:10 PM

okay..idk the name of the cooling fan that's in there now just looks like some normal crappy fan they put in factory machines..and the fan i want to install is an AMD fan.

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March 28, 2013 8:30:19 PM

To keep this simple, let's just say... yes, install the stock AMD cooler for better results. Or add an aftermarket cooler for even better results if you O/C.
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March 28, 2013 8:54:29 PM

Get the best aftermarket that will fit case, my AMD 980 at 4.49Ghz hits 50C using a CoolerMaster Hyper 212 EVO: http://browser.primatelabs.com/geekbench2/1803258 at that speed not stable had to back down to 4.35Ghz for stability
The stock cooler should be in the mid 30's at idle with good thermal paste and fan working mine at 32C as I'm typing.
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March 29, 2013 5:01:53 PM

okay heres every broken down into simple terms...

bought phenom...removed athlon...installed phenom(with new heat sink paste and couldn't install the stock fan, because I don't have the retention bracket)...getting very high temp readings 50's - 60's range. When running a simple game like one on zynga (ex. farmville 2) the temp shoots waaay up to 70C...I'm still currently using the cooling fan that was already in there when I bought the computer(I don't know the brand/make of the cooling fan..I'm assuming it's just a crappy factory stock fan..). Now the question at hand is if i got the retention bracket, removed the fan i'm currently using, and installed the stock fan that came with the phenom would it help with the cooling of the processor?

Specs:
Dell Inspiron i570 5066bk
Processor Speed: 2.8 GHz
Processor Name: AMD Athlon II X2 240 (upgraded to AMD Phenom x4 955) (3.2 GHz)
RAM: 4 GB
Storage Capacity: 500 GB
Graphics Card: ATI Radeon HD 4200
Primary Optical Drive: DVD+/-RW (Plus Minus)
Power Supply: 300W
Operating System: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium
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March 29, 2013 5:07:48 PM

ihog said:
pyro54352 said:
lol.. I'm talking about the cooler that came with my tower..XD..I was going to install the other stock cooler that came with the processor and take out that one that the tower had came with for the processor I took out...and I added new paste to the phenom when I installed it.


The cooler that came with your case? What case? What's the cooler's name?


i have a dell inspiron i570..don't know and don't know that either.. =\
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March 29, 2013 6:59:24 PM


Now I get it. You have one of those Dell PCs with a non-standard MB. HPs have them too, as do some Gateways. They mount an inexpensive 3rd partry cooler on it by punching 4 holes in the board, usually setting it cock-eyed to avoid components in the way. Those are darn near impossible to install a std. AMD retention bracket on unless there is enough space around the socket for it to fit. You could pick up a retention bracket (they're cheap) and center it on the socket and see if there is room for it. If not, you'd only be out a few bucks.
http://www.amazon.com/CityNet-MB-AM23-BB-BK-Retention-M...
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March 30, 2013 8:57:08 AM

clutchc said:

Now I get it. You have one of those Dell PCs with a non-standard MB. HPs have them too, as do some Gateways. They mount an inexpensive 3rd partry cooler on it by punching 4 holes in the board, usually setting it cock-eyed to avoid components in the way. Those are darn near impossible to install a std. AMD retention bracket on unless there is enough space around the socket for it to fit. You could pick up a retention bracket (they're cheap) and center it on the socket and see if there is room for it. If not, you'd only be out a few bucks.
http://www.amazon.com/CityNet-MB-AM23-BB-BK-Retention-M...


Exactly how the cooling fan sits on the heat sink it's mounted cock-eyed. I did order a retention bracket to see if I can mount one in there. Looks like it will fit hopefully I want to get rid of this crappy fan..XD...and your right as for it being an inexpensive cooling fan, because it looks like a junk fan.. :l
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March 30, 2013 11:47:14 AM


If you think it will fit, be sure the back side of the MB is clear where the holes will be drilled. You wouldn't want to drill thru any traces ;) 
And that the backplate will not crush any traces or tiny components. Good luck.
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March 31, 2013 12:39:47 AM

I am late to this conversation, I am the FIRST one who dealt with upgrading of Inspiron 570 to Phenom II x4 965 BE, and I have it overclock now! By now I know almost all about upgrading I570. OP is burning his computer as we speak!! If you are really interested in getting excellent advice let me know. So, you all know, maximum allowed temperature for Phenom 965 is 62C, since 965 are not that expensive.... Anyway, I am listening.
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March 31, 2013 12:44:39 AM

Forgot to mention, retention bracket advised above is, no offense, is wrong advice! It is not going to mount!
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March 31, 2013 4:21:38 PM

Kisianik said:
I am late to this conversation, I am the FIRST one who dealt with upgrading of Inspiron 570 to Phenom II x4 965 BE, and I have it overclock now! By now I know almost all about upgrading I570. OP is burning his computer as we speak!! If you are really interested in getting excellent advice let me know. So, you all know, maximum allowed temperature for Phenom 965 is 62C, since 965 are not that expensive.... Anyway, I am listening.


so instead of trying to mount the fan I have now I should instead look into getting an aftermarket cooling fan then??

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March 31, 2013 4:24:05 PM

clutchc said:

If you think it will fit, be sure the back side of the MB is clear where the holes will be drilled. You wouldn't want to drill thru any traces ;) 
And that the backplate will not crush any traces or tiny components. Good luck.


hoo boy this sound like it's going to be tons of fun..lol
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April 1, 2013 5:15:41 PM

Very good you made a great job cheers to you Kisianik . salutations scout_03
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April 1, 2013 5:53:24 PM

Thank you both for appreciation, if you noticed, this guide is also made "sticky" by Dell Liasons - this is good confirmation of correctiveness of presented information. I hope OP read this as well, as he can get all his questions answered just by reading.
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