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Best Core i5 fan replacement?

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March 30, 2013 9:35:10 AM

Well, My parents like to keep their computer running 24/7, I tell them its not good for the computer, but they still keep it on. The CPU (a 3GHz Core i5) has overheated about 5 times now in the past 3/4 of a year. What is a good yet somewhat cheap replacement heatsink fan that will keep it from overheating?
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EDIT: I was looking at this one->HERE

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March 30, 2013 9:42:23 AM

If the fan is the problem then just replace it with a stock intel cooler or I think an artic 7 freezer pro is less than £20. Its crap for overclocks but better than a stock fan at stock speeds. Before replacing the cooler though make sure the existing one is free from dust and crap, as a cheap option remove and clean the cooler (providing its not broken) and re apply thermal paste, there a chance it could of all dried up.
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March 30, 2013 9:45:54 AM

zink1701 said:
If the fan is the problem then just replace it with a stock intel cooler or I think an artic 7 freezer pro is less than £20. Its crap for overclocks but better than a stock fan at stock speeds. Before replacing the cooler though make sure the existing one is free from dust and crap, as a cheap option remove and clean the cooler (providing its not broken) and re apply thermal paste, there a chance it could of all dried up.


The fan is free of dust and working fine, I think its just the fact that the pc is on all day long, but I'll be sure to check those out!
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March 30, 2013 9:57:20 AM

That is a very old design cooler.
In the USA the Cooler Master 212+ or 212 EVO are the most common budget choice. They do use a backplate, which may require removing motherboard from case. EVO has a better quieter fan, if it matters. Height is ~165mm as I recall.
The Arctic 30i seems to get the best Brit/Euro price performance mention.
The CM TX3 used push pins mount, I think the latest version still does. This is a 90mm fan cooler. Both the Xigmatek Loki and the Zalman CNPS5X are similar and slightly better performers. Loki uses a backplate I think.

Thinking about this, unless you are folding or otherwise using CPU to 100% there should be no 24/7 problems.
There might be a case airflow problem keeping the stock cooler from performing properly. Or dust clogged case filters.
I would install a program that allows monitoring CPU usage and temperatures, though either a 212 or 30i cooler should be more than enough "cure."

Adding or changing case fans might be indicated.
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March 30, 2013 11:19:42 AM

walterm said:
That is a very old design cooler.
Thinking about this, unless you are folding or otherwise using CPU to 100% there should be no 24/7 problems.
There might be a case airflow problem keeping the stock cooler from performing properly. Or dust clogged case filters.
I would install a program that allows monitoring CPU usage and temperatures, though either a 212 or 30i cooler should be more than enough "cure."
Adding or changing case fans might be indicated.

Well, the computer frezzes up and either it shuts down on its own or I do it manually. Then when I turn it back on, the screen is black with a white underscore near the top. Wait 20 min. and it turns on fine. Every time i go to see if there is dust inside, there is never much at all, so i always assumed there was good ventilation.
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