Stupid OEM Intel C2D HSF

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  1. Neuman

    Neuman New Member

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    I can NOT get this thing to seat correctly. I have tried installing it while the motherboard is mounted to the case as well as outside of it. I press down as hard as I can...hear it "click"...yet this thing still idles at 70 degrees celcius.

    when i remove the HSF the thermal paste looks pretty even covering the CPU.

    any idea what's goin on here?
     
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    much easier to mount the hsf with the mobo out, imo.

    When the hsf is properly mounted you can tell that the thermal compound squeezed and mated the two components.

    if you can't do it, I don't know what to tell you. I find the oem intel hsf to work well. But you can get an aftermarket unit if you like.
     
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    What software are you using to monitor temps? Have you tried CoreTemp?
     
  4. Neuman

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    just in BIOS.

    even if this isn't as accurate as TAT, i don't think it'd be off ~30-35 degrees celsius.
     
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    Make sure you look at the directions and have the mounting pins turned the proper way. When my gf installed her cpu/hsf, she didn't have the pins turned and it wasn't all the way on when I looked at it.
     
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    werd.

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  7. Neuman

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    anyone have any other ideas??
     
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    pebkac. It's a very simple design. If you couldn't figure it out, there's no amount of "talking you through it" on the internet that's gonna magically help you do it.

    Take it to someone that knows what they're doing, and 5 minutes later it should be working fine.

    the only other alternative is bad psu/mobo/cpu or a defective hsf.
     
  9. deusexaethera

    deusexaethera OT Supporter

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    Maybe the CPU is running at full power constantly. Do you have power management turned on?

    Also, is it a reasonably-good heatsink or is it a shitty one?
     
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    he said already it was the OEM Intel C2D HSF. If you don't know what that is, then you have no business here.
     
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    are you doing it this way?
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  12. deusexaethera

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    I missed that bit, I just saw "Intel". Anyway, I've installed that exact heatsink a few times, never had any problems. Without seeing what he's done, there's nothing I can do but guess at the problem, and there are already enough guesses in here.
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    lol

     
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    My C2D HSF just died on me the other day. Any suggestions for a good aftermarket HSF for my E6600 (yea I know old school haha).
     
  15. Doc Brown

    Doc Brown Don't make me make you my hobby

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    Zalman 7700 series copper cooler.

    Barely 1 degree difference between them and the 9500 series, and a lot more user friendly.
     
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    I wish they went to a clamp design on the HSF to be honest - using force on a MB is counter intuitive.

    BTW, are you actually watching this climb to 70 degrees? If it starts off at 60, then it's just a calibration problem.
     
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    the force required is very minimal.

    the zalman 7700cnps is among the best aftermarket coolers, imo.
     
  18. deusexaethera

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    I always thought the screw/spring design used by the heavy-duty Athlon heatsinks was a good idea. Why motherboards didn't come stock with the standoffs that the heatsinks screwed into, I'll never understand.
     
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    :eek2: You...just agreed with Doc.
     
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    5Gen_Prelude There might not be an "I" in the word "Team", but

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    Totally not the point and not really accurate. Putting a stick of RAM in is minimal, pushing down on a heatsink until it clicks (which isn't actually in the instructions BTW) has disaster written all over it. They changed how the socket is designed (pins on the MB, plus a clamp) that makes more sense than the previous model, why they didn't make the HSF more user friendly is a mystery.
     
  21. Dnepr

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    That sounds like a normal temp to me.

    The stock Heatsink just blows that hard.
     
  22. P07r0457

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    um, no, you're a tard. I have a 3.6GHz Prescott -- which is one of the hottest-running chips Intel made.... And mine stays under 60 when under full load -- stock copper hsf.
     
  23. Neuman

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    yep, criss cross apple sauce. :wiggle:

    no it blows at about 1400-1600rpm

    this is with the BIOS hardware monitor. don't think calibration is an option? or how would it ever be an option?

    i've had that P07r0457 dude IL'd for a couple years...let me know if he posts anything helpful.

    thanks for the input guys :hs:
     
  24. Neuman

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    i can take a look at that. but even with OEM HSF under load it shouldn't run that hot should it? i thought that was one of the *amazing* things about the C2D was it ran a lot cooler?
     
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    prescott didn't even run that hot, so definitely a c2d should not.
     

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