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Noctua CPU Cooler - replacing just the fan

I have a Noctua CPU Cooler [NH-U12S], and unfortunately I frayed some wires on just the fan part. Upon searching for a replacement, I'm only seeing options to re-purchase the entire heatsink, and not ...
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Overheating CPU, advice required

Intel i5-2500K Gigabyte Z68A-D3H-B3 Radeon 7950, not that it should matter I've been noticing spikes in my CPU usage. I downloaded Process Explorer and tried to get to the bottom of which process ...
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How to mount an NZXT Kraken in a CoolerMaster MasterCase Pro 5

I have been trying to build my new system, and the water cooler that I ordered, the NZXT Kraken x61, does not seem to fit anywhere in the case because it is too long. I tried mounting it in the front ...
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Can the operation of a Banana PI M3 without any heat sink cause damage?

My pure Banana PI M3 board has just been delivered. However, it has come without any heat sink. The specifications are: CPU: A83T ARM Cortex-A7 octa-core,512 KB L1 cache 1 MB L2 cache GPU: ...
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Coolers in videocard

Videocard r9 380. In normal mode(surfing ) works 1 cooler on videocard. Does he need to work or no? I know, that 2 coolers turn on with 45 degrees. But I read that in normal mode coolers doesnt work. ...
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CPU fan is louder while running Windows 10 vs other OS

I've noticed that while running Windows 10, the CPU fan makes more sound than when running another system. I can barely hear it spinning while running Kali or Debian. What could be the cause? Perhaps ...
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Are Socket AM2/AM2+ Heatsinks Compatible with Socket AM3 processor?

I bought an Asus Lion Square compatible with a AMD Athlon II X3 435 Socket AM3 processor? I know strictly speaking, the Lion Square specifies AM2 but I'm a little confused since AM2 and AM3 are ...
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Pulled out CPU with heatsink

I am using a AMD Phenom II X4 965. I was replacing the stock heatsink with an aftermark Arctic Cooling Freezer Pro 7 Rev. 2. When I unlatched the stock heatsink and pulled it from the motherboard, the ...
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Which heatsink size/socket fits on an AMD E350 Zacate?

I have the Jetway NC85-E350-LF which comes with a tiny fan. For reasons unknown to me yet the CPU of this board runs very hot during simple operations. I've read that idle temperatures around 45C are ...
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New computer freezes

Today I built a new computer with an AMD FX-9590. Installation and upgrading of ubuntu went fine. Then i wanted to render with blender. After some time the system froze. During reboot it froze again. ...
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Best modding cooler for Phenom II X6 1090T

I would like to upgrade my Athlon X2 5000+ to a Phenom II X6 1090T with my Crosshair II Formula motherboard (CPU is supported, I verified it). I currently mount an ASUS Arctic Ice cooler which goes ...
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How to install Dynatron G17 into Gigabyte ga-ex58-ud3r board?

First time building a PC and I have everything ready, except for the CPU cooler. There's nothing on the inside of the case for me to attach it and neither the board nor the cooler came with a bracket ...
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What's the point of heat pipes? [closed]

I've been asking myself this question for probably more than 10 years now... What's the point of heat pipes? For example on a CPU cooler. It just seems super unreasonable to me that 4,6,8 or I don't ...
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How to remove a very stubborn heatsink from a CPU

While replacing a heatsink I accidentally pulled out the CPU with it. And after two days of trying various tips I found online it's still stuck on there. And of course I can't put it back into the ...
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Why can't I control the speed of my CPU fan?

I bought a new computer with an ASRock H61M motherboard and XILENCE ICEBREAKER 64 Pro PWM CPU FAN. The problem is that I can't control the speed of the FAN. I tried settings in the BIOS and with ...
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Can you cool a cpu with a case?

I thought about cooling the cpu without a fan. And it brought me to using the case of the computer as a heatsink to cool the cpu and other components. Is this possible?
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What direction should case fans be mounted?

What is the true for fans situation? Do all fans take away air from case? Or can there be one with take in function, e.g. in front? My installation looks like: Two Top coolers (OUT) ...
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How to test if a processor is heat damaged?

I have an older PC with an Phenom II processor that we use as a kids' computer. It's been running fine until about a week ago when it randomly shut down and would not get past the Windows load screen ...
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Which hardware is failing?

What component should I replace? My home build PC is acting up. I'd like to only have to replace what is obviously broken. I was getting blue screens like this. From three days ago. WHEA-Logger:...
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Intel i7 4930K CPU box stock cooler dimensions

I'm not able to find the info about Intel's i7 4930K box stock cooler dimensions. Intel homepage mentions that this CPU can be bought in two flavors - boxed version (with cooler), and naked tray ...
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Temperature sensors showing high CPU temps, CPU not super hot

(For monitoring heating I have used SpeedFan, Ai suite II (asus mobo software), RealTemp and my bios (on an Asus Gene IV Rampage)) SpeedFan says 100-120 C RealTemp says 30-80 C at idle (30 C ...
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I foolishly detached the fiddly “push pin” cooler from a client's old PC. Here are some possible plans of action. What would you do, and why?

A client of mine brought me an outdated home PC. The specs: It's a compact tower PC, sixteen inches tall. It includes a Pentium Dual-Core E2200 and 1 GB of RAM. An independent computer store built it ...
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i7 CPU Thermometer breaking down?

I have a custom build with a Intel Core i7-3820 on MSI X79A-GD45(8D) X79 motherboard. I'm using Thermaltake CLW0215 Water 2.0 Performer as CPU cooling. I have this build for about a year now. Back ...
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How do I decide what CPU cooler to buy? [closed]

I'm building an HTPC and I already have a motherboard with an Intel socket 1150 so I have a half idea what CPU to get. Now I also need a cooler, and that choice is just as overwhelming; there are so ...
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Corsair H80i With Intel core i7 4770K?

Is the Corsair H80i cpu cooler compatible with Intel Core i7 4770K? On the product page of the Corsair H80i it says that it supports Intel™ LGA 1155, 1156, 1366, and 2011. The Intel core i7 4770K is ...
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How to put a cooler on a CPU?

Some time ago I bought a computer (computer parts to be exact) and I assembled it myself. I have a motherboard GA-TA770-UD3 from Gigabyte with AMD Phenom II X4 955 (Black edition) + stock cooler. ...
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CPU fan spins at post but not in Windows or BIOS

I have been experiencing random crashes and other issues with my machine which lead me to ask questions about troubleshooting Prime95 failures. Unfortunately I Have not yet been able to resolve the ...
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How to remove fan and cooler from motherboard?

I have mb ECS 945GCT-M2 and want to remove fan and cooler in order to clean them, but I can't see any screw or something to make them off. Any help pls, and any additional advice ? here is the ...
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How unsafe is not tighing screws diagonally?

Image example: When I first installed my Hyper 212 Evo I didn't follow the instructions closely, and did not do the above. The machine seems to runs fine but I'm paranoid I damaged the 3770K in ...
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what happens if I apply thermal paste on a stock cooler?

I have a new APU and was wondering if putting a small amount of paste on the APU would be too much. if there is too much, will this damage the APU,or will it be fine?
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How do I deal with an excessively loud Heatsink fan [closed]

I have a ~3GHZ pentium 4 cpu that uses a heatsink fan that sounds like a jet engine Here is the fans model information: C33218-002 CPU Description: found here thanks
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Is fan speed setting to 100% good for notebooks?

I have a Dell studio 1555 laptop with Core2 Duo CPU & ATI Radeon 4500 series GPU. I run Windows 7. Recently, when I boot my lappie, I foud it missing its display and I took it to a laptop service ...
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Board shows high CPU Temperature, Core temperature normal - should I be worried?

I don't know if this is the right place to ask, but I need to know. For about two days now, my computer's coolers start howling at the least provocation (like starting eclipse, etc), though it never ...
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Can I run a Pentium 4 on 100% for an extended amount of time?

I want to use my Pentium 4 desktop for running some heavy simulations. These simulations take from two to eight hours. Is it safe to run the CPU at 100% for such a long time?
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Get CPU temperature from the Centos command line

What is a good way to get the CPU temperature from the Centos command line? Came across this tool, however if I understood the documentation correctly (which I may not have) it seems to install a ...
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Rattling laptop fan after applying compressed air

I recently used a can of compressed air to clear my laptop's air vents from dust and other dirt that accumulated over time. While doing so, I did not hold the CPU fan in place in order to stop it from ...
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Sony Vaio VPCEA24FM not exhaust in Fan Vent

Sony Vaio VPCEA24FM resting on a Belkin cooling pad (which is very poor product). CPU heating up quite quickly. No air coming out of the air exhaust vent tested with the back of hand, tried feeling ...
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Error: CPU Fan has Failed! PC will automatically power down

All of a sudden my HP Pavilion a6357c has started having issues with the fan. Whenever it boots up, the error message in the title appears and the computer powers down. After a few attempts the ...
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Use LGA775 cooler for LGA1155

The question is somehow similar to Can I use LGA775 heatsink on LGA1156 CPU? although I didn't quite get the answer and the point might be a bit different. I don't have the stock cooler for the 1155 ...
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High Temperature when stress testing Intel Core i7 3770K

I have bought an i7 3770K. I have tried to stress it, N ear full load computation using CUDA I was surprised that it gets 99°C at 68% of the CPU load, is this normal? I have to change the cooling ...
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Will a stock 1155 cooler (i3), fit an AM2+ (Phenon X4) processor/mobo?

So, I want to assemble a media center and am thinking about getting a better cooler for my main computer and using that on the media center (being built with spare parts). So, I was wondering if the ...
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CPU Fan Error during boot

I have recently built a new pc with the following specs: Intel i7 2600k 3.4Ghz 16GB memory Asus Sabertooth P67 motherboard Zotac GeForce GTX 550Ti graphix card OCZ Agility 3 128GB SSD 2TB 7200 RPM ...
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Does the height of a CPU's heatsink affect the cooling?

The CPU of my computer has a quite tall (about 1.5in I think) heatsink compared to the one my friend's computer had, and this question has been in my mind for a while. Does the height of a CPU's ...
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Will the same heat sink and fan work? [closed]

My friend has a Compaq Presario SR5703WM Desktop PC Product Page He Wanted to upgrade and was gonna get another faster by 600 mhz sempron, after research i told him to get a dual core or quadcore , ...
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Cooler does not shut down in standby

In some computers, when I put them to stand-by, they do not shut down their fan-based coolers. Even though they go stand-by (and can be waken up with the mouse), they just don't shut up. I have no ...
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CPU Fan size for ZOTAC IONITX-G-E Intel Atom 330 motherboard? [closed]

I have had the ZOTAC ION-ITX G Series [IONITX-G-E] for about a year and a half and have had no problems until a few days ago. All the sudden the CPU Fan sounds awful, and i can hear it from the next ...
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Can I use the cooling for my Pentium 4 with my new i5 CPU? [duplicate]

Possible Duplicate: Can I use LGA775 heatsink on LGA1156 CPU? I recently bought a new i5 2500k CPU, but with my current setup I run the risk of cooling issues. I have an improved heatsink and ...
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Is the stock Celeron D LGA 775 cooler compatible with all LGA 775 mainboards?

Back in the day I used a desktop with Celeron D 3.2GHz on LGA 775 mainboard. It came with some stock radiator and cooler which worked OK. Later I upgraded the rig with Pentium 4 2.93 Prescott (non-HT) ...
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What is a 2 Ball CPU Cooler?

When looking through CPU fans and heatsinks at newegg.com, I see some that are "2 ball coolers" and others are "1 ball coolers". What is a 2 ball CPU cooler? How is it superior to a 1 ball?
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Black screen while PC boots [closed]

I just cleaned PC (well CPU fan only), and i turned PC on but forget to insert CPU 4 pin wire (not the first time). Unpluged PC from electiricty. I inserted it and turned on PC, then the CPU cooler ...