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June 26, 2013 11:24:00 PM

i just replaced my GTX 530 for a gtx 660 and my power suply(from 360 to 500) and the first thing i noticed was that my processor fan goes crazy every time i turn on any game. it never did that with the other GPU or PSU, so i downloaded core temp and played arma 3 for an hour, everything ran smoothly and no problems what so ever aside of the annoying fan noise the whole time.

when i checked the Peak temp it hit on this hour it reached the 98°c's
im not an expert, but i know thats a bit too much
my proseccor is a: Intel core I7-2600 @ 3.40GHz

im worried i might toast it, but then again i never felt my game slowing down or anything.

is the fact that the fan now goes super fast linked to the new GPU/PSU? or is my fan just being silly?

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June 26, 2013 11:30:09 PM


Did you happen to knock loose your CPU cooler while changing GPUs?
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June 27, 2013 12:49:58 AM

What's the make Model of your PC ? Have you tried disabling the integrated GPU ? Did you separate the CPU from Heatsink and any point during the replacement ?
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June 27, 2013 1:00:07 AM

Nedal0 said:
What's the make Model of your PC ? Have you tried disabling the integrated GPU ? Did you separate the CPU from Heatsink and any point during the replacement ?


Yes, as a matter of a fact i had to remove it for my hands to fit in just enough so i was able to instal the GPU, i also replaced the thermal grease because the one it had was quite old.
not shure how good this new grease is tho, and now that i think of it this might be the problem.
but i also noticed that the 2 of the 4 fan twist-and-click holders are pretty loose, no matter what i do they always come off just by pulling them a little bit.
but the last 2 still hold it in place pretty well, it won't even budge if you try to move the whole fan.
should i replace the fan and the grease or just the grease?
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June 27, 2013 1:39:05 AM

You will need a new Heatsink & Fan since you indicated the "twist-and-click holders are pretty loose". I am 100% that is the issue as there is probably barely any contact between the CPU and Heatsink hence no heat transfer at all.

I will strongly suggest you buy a good tube of fresh Thermal Paste if whatever you are using now is old or not very good.

Keep me updated please
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June 27, 2013 1:43:47 AM

Nedal0 said:
You will need a new Heatsink & Fan since you indicated the "twist-and-click holders are pretty loose". I am 100% that is the issue as there is probably barely any contact between the CPU and Heatsink hence no heat transfer at all.

I will strongly suggest you buy a good tube of fresh Thermal Paste if whatever you are using now is old or not very good.

Keep me updated please


will do, ill try to pick up both tomorow and ill let you know how it went
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June 27, 2013 10:38:19 AM

The the heatsink should not be loose. Sounds like the crummy intel pushpins are not working well.

You will probably end up needing to replace the HSF.
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June 27, 2013 6:40:57 PM

Nedal0 said:
You will need a new Heatsink & Fan since you indicated the "twist-and-click holders are pretty loose". I am 100% that is the issue as there is probably barely any contact between the CPU and Heatsink hence no heat transfer at all.

I will strongly suggest you buy a good tube of fresh Thermal Paste if whatever you are using now is old or not very good.

Keep me updated please


i changed the termal paste and adjusted the clipers on the CPU fan, its now running much cooler. after 3 hours of gaming in arma 3, ar thunder and day z the peak was only 61°c's. much much better than 98 lol
thanks for your help!
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June 27, 2013 10:55:47 PM

Good to hear and thanks for the update. I am sure temps will drop further as the Thermal Paste cures.

Happy Gaming and Enjoy your PC
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