CPU HSF issue
Hi, after upgrading my CPU and breaking one of the plastic mounting push pins when reattaching HSF and then replacing broken pin with very similar part (maybe a bit taller by 2-3mm) I have been keeping a very close eye on my temps with CPUID Hardware monitor and while THRM is stable and 40C it seems that TMPIN0 peeks at 58C, TMPIN1 at 66c and TMPIN at 75C. I am not putting a great deal of load on my system and I have tested with OCCT for a short time and even under full load THRM stay stable but the rest rise rather dramatically. This seems different to my other CPU which THRM would rise to about 60C and stabilize. I am unsure whether the higher temps on my pins are a result of an incorrectly fitted HSF of if the readings are different from CPU (Pentium 4 3.0GHz) to CPU (Pentium 4 3.2GHz). Any advice is appreciated, Thanks...
SR-71 Blackbird said:Yes they are , if the heatsink isn't perfectly flush , that will result in higher temps.
So the issue is that replaced plastic pin? I tried to fit the HSF that I got as a replacement for the broken leg gut the span of the feet was a few mm out and didn't fit well at all.
Am I better off buying an after-market HSF? and how much damage to the CPU am I doing? I notice that Pin 1 and 2 fluctuate a lot but they rarely go over 55C.
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SR-71 Blackbird said:55 is fine , just monitor it and see how it goes.
Cool. Thanks I guess that I still need to resolve the issue some way. I know when I refitted the HSF it seemed to be sitting correctly but I will have another go at it and if that doesn't fix it then I best be buying another one that fits. Thanks again.