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April 14, 2013 12:22:48 PM

Hey guys, i am currently using this to keep my cpu cool - http://www.arctic.ac/en/p/cooling/discontinued-products...
However it is extremely loud, and my cpu is getting to like 80c.
Would i be better off getting this - http://www.ebuyer.com/288855-coolermaster-hyper-212-evo...
With two of these fans on it
http://www.ebuyer.com/206654-coolermaster-120mm-sicklef...

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a c 311 à CPUs
April 14, 2013 9:43:25 PM

If it is loud, the fan must be running at full speed. If the fan is running at full speed, It must be the CPU is over heating (obviously). Even a mid-range cooler like that should be able to cool your i5. I believe you have other issues. Poor contact between cooler and CPU. Lack of or improper thermal paste application. Too small case, poor air flow.
a b à CPUs
April 15, 2013 2:41:26 AM

^Agreed, sounds to me like the coler isn't properly mounted, or there is a problem with your thermal material. Did the cooler come with paste pre-applied, or did you apply it yourself?
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April 15, 2013 2:20:02 PM


Thankyou very much for all your feedback, turns out, I am going to get an midATX case, instead of the current MicroATX I'm using now, to increase airflow. Also I will be re applying thermal paste and re-mounting my attic freezer 13 to eliminate any cooling problems. Many thanks for all your comments
a b à CPUs
April 15, 2013 11:28:39 PM

Cool, let us know how it turns out.

Regarding airflow, the minimum I would recommend is a low front-mounted fan and a high-rear-mounted fan. be sure you get those since not all cases include them as standard.
May 13, 2013 10:10:51 AM

Herr_Koos said:
Cool, let us know how it turns out.

Regarding airflow, the minimum I would recommend is a low front-mounted fan and a high-rear-mounted fan. be sure you get those since not all cases include them as standard.



Sorry it's late, but my PC works like a dream now. The thermal paste that was already applied was a horrible job, so I simply scraped off, and re-applied. So quiet in the case also, better airflow too :D 
a c 311 à CPUs
May 13, 2013 10:58:06 AM

Ok for now. But next time you remove the cooler from the processor, be sure to 'clean' the old TIM off with the proper solvent. Don't just scrape it off. If it hasn't been on too long, you probably are alright just wiping the old off this time. What was left filled in the microscopic pores of the metal. Hopefully you used a similar TIM to re-do.
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