Bad CPU or bad installation? Temperatures risen 20C...

February 22, 2012 at 18:07:08
Specs: Windows XP
I have an arctic cooler freezer pro 7 and used arctic silver 5 thermal compound.

I had an Dual-Core e2180 2.0ghz CPU installed with my Gigabyte GA-P35-DS3L, [b]which was 27C idle and about 48C under stress. [/b]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

I just went to Fry's electronics and they installed a dual core e8500 3.16Ghz. C01 stepping model. (They installed the fan facing towards the graphics card, it was originally facing forward)
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produ...

Everything works fine but [b]my new temperature is 48C idle and under stress OCCT it skyrockets to 70 degrees???[/b] I called and the lady told me that she installed it correctly and used the right amount of thermal compound.

Is the 20 degrees difference because of the new CPU? or is it a bad CPU? I bought it off Ebay Used. Or did Fry's electronics did a bad installation?

What should I do?


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#1
February 22, 2012 at 18:32:32
Why didn't you just overclock the E2180 to 3.0GHz+ ?

Being that you bought a CPU instead, why didn't you install the HSF yourself? You know it's facing the wrong way, are you're going to take their word that they applied the thermal paste correctly too?


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#2
February 22, 2012 at 18:46:32
I actually tried but I couldn't remove it and thought it was easier to just have them do it.

So basically its not the new used CPU? and it has to do w/ the installation (thermal paste or direction of fan)?

So removing it again, and re-applying thermal solution with fan pointed forwards would fix the problem?


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#3
February 22, 2012 at 19:03:15
No, it's not the CPU. Read the instructions for mounting the heatsink. Correct thermal paste application is critical. Use the "vertical line" method:

http://www.arcticsilver.com/pdf/app...


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#4
February 22, 2012 at 19:47:20
Hey thanks, thats really helpful.

So even though the CPU was just installed less than 12 hours ago with new thermal paste, I can still remove it safely, remove the thermal paste again and re-apply?

Would you happen to know where I can find instructions how to remove and re-install "arctic cooler freezer pro 7" revision 1? There seems to be revision 2's but can't find revision 1


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#5
February 23, 2012 at 04:56:39
I could not find much on the rev1 which included even a picture of the mounting system but the only reference appears to be that the newer one will fit newer CPU's. It does appear to be a relatively simple mounting system that should be just 4 screws to remove. Removing the heat sink is generally easier when the CPU is still warm after being shut down and should release with just a gentle turn left and right. Use rubbing alcohol to remove the thermal compound and if needed use the edge of an old credit card to help. Look at the link riider gave you and look at the YouTube video on installing it also. You should be able to point the air to blow towards the rear exhaust fan if at all possible and make sure that they plugged the fan into the CPU fan port on the motherboard (if they used the case/system fan port the MB is not properly increasing the fan speed when the CPU heats up). If you still get higher temps you can replace the fan with a better one but make sure that it has the 4pin connector and look for ones with higher CFM's but low noise (DB).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#6
February 25, 2012 at 10:06:46
Updates- I changed my cooler fan facing front + used the vertical line method, and the temperatures are much better.. 40C idle and 52 load... OCCT stresses it 56C-58C.

Thanks everyone for your help!


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#7
February 25, 2012 at 11:28:12
That's great. Thanks for letting us know.

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#8
February 25, 2012 at 15:56:59
Great. Now let them know they apparently did not know what they were doing.
The E8500 has some advantages over OC'in the E2180, especially the larger cache (6MB vs 1MB) so it should be an better improvement.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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