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Are you talking about removing the CPU fan and not replacing it? If so, don't! From the picture, it looks like a standard fan that you could buy for like $5. Having the fan directly on the CPU cools MUCH better than having one at a distance and also blows some air over the chipset. Make sure the fan is blowing down towards the CPU. It also doesn't hurt ...
Once I had a similar problem with my lenovo D10. After some searching i found an explanation: I dont know the specs of your particular cpu, but in general there is a problem that these temperature monitoring programs, have a wrong reference temperature for many cpu's. The temperature sensor only gives out the difference to the allowed maximum temperature ...
To my knowledge, the general rule of thumb is that if a thermal pad or thermal paste is separated from the heatsink/chip, it should be replaced. So yes, you should replace them.
You probably should get new thermal pads. The old ones have taken the shape of the chips below them. If you reused them, air could get trapped between the pads on the chips making a poor seal. If the pads were put there by the manufacturer, then odds are they are needed for optimal heat dissipation. Pads are cheap, far cheaper than having to buy a new ...
From my personal experience with AMD GPUs, it is "normal" to have high temperature on them, if the temperature get too high for the card it will underclock itself to cool down if the OEM didn't messed up with this mechanism on the graphic card own BIOS. Your card is supposed to handle up to 94C° but should underclock before this point. It is best to let the ...
if you have a passive gpu cooler yes you do need the exhaust fan it not only provides cooling but directs the flow of air though your case. i assume you have a bottom front to top rear air flow case and if you remove the exhaust fan the air may no longer flow that way and the psu fan will makes things worse because the negative pressure will be there and the ...
I opened up the laptop again. Problem was that the I had loosened up one of the four screws that connect heatsink to the CPU and forgot to tighten it up. This caused the fan go crazy and the CPU shut itself down in order to prevent overheating.
Have you checked the temperature of your CPU cores? Try applications such as Speedfan (http://www.almico.com/speedfan.php) and CoreTemp (http://www.alcpu.com/CoreTemp/) to check if the temperature of the cores rises over 70-80°C. If that's the case, should install more efficient cooling or underclock your CPU.
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