Fans or a heatsink?

Hewlett-packard / A1709N
January 3, 2009 at 06:31:30
Specs: Vista Home Premium 32 bit, Athlon 64x2 5000+ / 3GB
Goin to the store today to buy somethin to get better cooling for my cpu. I'm on a limited budget though and was wondering if you think I should get a couple new fans(cpu & case), or a new heatsink/fan? i have a rear case fan that runs at about 800rpms and the cpu fan runs at about 1200 rpms, no speed control. If the heatsink is the problem will a better fan help?

-CG


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#1
January 3, 2009 at 06:53:21
You don't need a new fan or heatsink...your temps aren't that bad. If anything, remove the HSF, clean it, then reinstall it with a fresh dab of thermal paste. All you need is a small amount of paste about the size of a BB...more is NOT better. And when you lock down the heatsink, don't let it "slide around a bit" like you mentioned in the other thread. Here's the proper way to apply paste:

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


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#2
January 3, 2009 at 07:28:43
ah ok, i'll probly just pick up some paste then. thanks a lot jam.

-CG


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