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New CPU Cooler fails while stock works

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April 14, 2013 7:12:00 AM

Hello,

My problem is: When i start the computer with the Arctic cooler it runs for a couple of seconds then stops and i get beep codes.
- I changed to stock and it works fine with it.

My processor: AMD Athlon II X3 455 Triple-Core Processor - 3.30 GHz, 1.5MB Cache, Socket AM3, 95W
And my new cpu cooler is: Arctic Cooling Freezer 7 Pro Rev.2 CPU Cooler

What might cause this problem? Is the arctic cooler broken? Or did i do something wrong? I think it should work on this socket no? my motherboard for AM3+ (does that have anything to do with it).

thanks
April 14, 2013 7:16:52 AM

might be the way you mount the cooler, make sure you tighten the bolts(if any) in a cross pattern to get even mounting pressure across the CPU heat spreader, also making sure that the CPU is seated evenly in its socket. same thing happened to me once, although with an intel CPU.
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April 14, 2013 7:49:18 AM

ya .. reseat the CPU back, make sure the pin is straight and not bent CPU, install the CPU cooler to the right and not too tight or loose. can be tried outside casing safer
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April 14, 2013 3:10:48 PM

vertical777 said:
might be the way you mount the cooler, make sure you tighten the bolts(if any) in a cross pattern to get even mounting pressure across the CPU heat spreader, also making sure that the CPU is seated evenly in its socket. same thing happened to me once, although with an intel CPU.


Yes this might be the error.. if i remember correctly when i checked it, it was quite loose but it was solid on the cpu (didnt think it really mattered because of the screws was not screwed tightly..) Since its an AMD its screws i got.. Intel uses the plastic handy bolts which is very easy.. however when i tried the first time it was pain to put it on.

henydiah said:
ya .. reseat the CPU back, make sure the pin is straight and not bent CPU, install the CPU cooler to the right and not too tight or loose. can be tried outside casing safer


I believe the CPU is set good because it works right now on the stock one.. I think I will just try remove the stock one and put on the new one again, and make sure it is set a lot better this time.

Im worried that if the same thing happends again the CPU fries =/
I got thermal paste on the new heatsink that came along with it.. its not that much i think.. its somewhat eavenly spread i think over the whole plating.. should i remove the ones from the stock sink from the cpu or just leave parts of it? -> Might might happend if i dont?
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April 15, 2013 1:48:15 AM

do not worry it will not happen as long as the setting in the BIOS, temperature warning still active and in temperatures 80 auto shutdown, it will be safe only safe, and if it is still good thermal paste can be used again: D
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April 15, 2013 4:15:25 AM

henydiah said:
do not worry it will not happen as long as the setting in the BIOS, temperature warning still active and in temperatures 80 auto shutdown, it will be safe only safe, and if it is still good thermal paste can be used again: D


Thank you,
Well the thermal paste i got on there is maybe 2 weeks old (on the CPU) and the thermal paste on the new cooler is new but its not over the whole plate.. maybe 80% is covered.. do I have to worry? Do I have to remove the paste from the cpu before i put on the cooler, so its not too much of it?
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April 15, 2013 4:35:55 AM

yes you need clean it use alcohol
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April 15, 2013 10:11:51 AM

Okey, I will try that.. i have ordered a new thermal paste that i need to wait for (im not sure if the 80% on the new cooler is enough.. so i cover all). I will tell you how it went later :) 

Thank you.
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