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ok, first i tried running my computer with my XP-90 heatsink, and the Panaflo 92mm with a thermal pad (gum like). After that, my computer was running around 46*C. i take out my heatsink, from the tight space the fins on the heatsink got bent, i managed to fix them... but after that i removed the thermal pad reminants off of my CPU by powering it on for a few seconds to let the gum like material get loose so i could remove it. i just this morning, tried out the stock heatsink/fan and i went back into PC Health in my bios and the cpu was running at around 80*C to 50*C. that is pretty damn hot!

 

now i dont really know what to do, because the XP-90 wasnt really doing a great job of cooling, and im all nervous now that i broke something :-

 

please help me out... i dont know whats the problem

 

Tom

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ok, first i tried running my computer with my XP-90 heatsink, and the Panaflo 92mm with a thermal pad (gum like). After that, my computer was running around 46*C. i take out my heatsink, from the tight space the fins on the heatsink got bent, i managed to fix them... but after that i removed the thermal pad reminants off of my CPU by powering it on for a few seconds to let the gum like material get loose so i could remove it. i just this morning, tried out the stock heatsink/fan and i went back into PC Health in my bios and the cpu was running at around 80*C to 50*C. that is pretty damn hot!

 

now i dont really know what to do, because the XP-90 wasnt really doing a great job of cooling, and im all nervous now that i broke something :-

 

please help me out... i dont know whats the problem

 

Tom

 

 

 

well your initial temps were not great but acceptable and potentially caused by that thermal pad. Why get a top notch cooler and not use AS5?

 

also I never heard of anyone heating up the CPU to remore thermal compound. You normally want to use some alcohol. Running the CPU without a heatsink is a big no no and its very likelly that you might have damaged it.

 

 

I guess now the best thing is to try that XP90 again properly installed with AS5 and run some stress tests (after you veryfy of course that you are getting better temps)

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yeah im gonna try... im just all shakey now that ill have to buy a new CPU ($150). because gay amd says that once you use a heatsink that isnt the stock one, your warranty is void.

i dont know :-

 

the computer was running 9x slower than it did the 1st boot... im not too sure :-

 

tom

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no i have not stress tested, unfortunately i dont know how to use prime 95... i cant get windows XP on too easily (right now im attempting at formatting and installing windows on my new harddrive)... it scemes to go slow formatting, but its a SATA2, and 160 GB harddrive, so i dont know if time changes on the size of the harddrive. most of my older harddrives PATA were only 40 GB... since i dont have AS5 and i want to see how my new heatsink is going to perform with thermal grease, i smoothly layed down the thermal grease and placed the heatsink ontop of it... once again because of close corners, the fins bent on the delicate heatsink XP-90 so i had to fix them with the heatsink connected to the mobo... then i turned on the computer and i was getting (AT STARTUP) around 35*C... its probably higher up now.. i dont really know and i have no way to see the temperature because im formatting the drive. well i dont know how this computer is going to perform now, since the CPU could have busted itself somewhere.. i hope not, but otherthan that my XP-90 is in and running XP setup, right now formatting the drive. if you can help me out on trying some stress tests in DOS or so, ill try them... PS i do have a CD burner on this computer... take note that my new computer (the one im working on) i didnt put in a floppy drive, so anything i have i am gonna put it on CD if possible. the computer is getting really hot and im not liking it too much. if it doesnt get cooler than 46*C on idle i need to find out whats being my problem. the heatsink, or the CPU. nothing is shorting out as i have checked 2000 times. if the CPU is broken or something how can i check? also how can i tell if its my heatsink... ugh im not sure how this is going to end up, but being a strong customer and believing in DFI, i purposely decided to get the board i choose because if there were problems, i know here at DFI street everyone likes to help everyone else and thats a plus.

 

well, thats all for now, ill be checking on this topic quite often because of the time i have to wait for it to format...

 

Tom

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haha no hacknack... i first used some nailpolish remover... processor and heatsink, and tryed to easily scrape it off with a screwdriver... then i called my dad to my room at about 6:10 AM this morning and told him what i did recently, and he got the rest of the "gum" off the heatsink by using some naptha, or paint thinner type liquid... something like so, im not too sure.

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And now you wonder why it's running hot? Screwdriver and nailpolish? "Some paint thinner type liquid." At least is smells like flowers and herbs, right? :D

 

On the bright side, he might have used something Xylene based or Mineral Spirits.

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all i know is im pretty sure he removed it all, and i even cleaned it a second time after he did... right now im running my Xp-90 with panaflo 92mm and installing windows xp... so far everything is going good, just the format part took a while because i think of my 160 GB... but besides that, while it was formatting i found a case fan from one of my older computers... i just for try hooked it up to CPU fan 4 to see if it worked ect ect, and that thing is like a rocket... its running at ALMOST full blast right now and i think i might want to replace its place with my panaflo 92mm... we will see after i find out how to perform stress tests on my processor, ect ect... wish me luck

 

Tom

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yeah im gonna try... im just all shakey now that ill have to buy a new CPU ($150). because gay amd says that once you use a heatsink that isnt the stock one, your warranty is void.

i dont know :-

 

the computer was running 9x slower than it did the 1st boot... im not too sure :-

 

tom

 

And how is AMD going to know if you used the stock heatsink or an aftermarket one? Half the people that use AMD CPU's probably use an aftermarket cooling solution and you can bet your butt i'd cash in on the warranty if mine died. Thats the whole reason i pay more for retail versions.

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good point... but i dont think i MIGHT need a new one because so far i got to install windows finally and i checked my CPU temp and its down to 38*C.. once i get the AS5 i hope it goes lower.

 

Tom

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