AMD HEATSINK FAN
I'm trying to build my first pc.I bought a retail 1G AMD thats come with the heatsink fan.
My questions:Is it safe to use that cooler or
go for something better?
Question-2.Do I suppose to remove the pad at the bottom of heatsink before applying the
An answer would be greatly appreciated
If your not going to overclock your cpu, then the stock fan is adequate. Getting a better heat sink and fan will help keep it a little cooler than the stock hs.
And yes, do remove the gummy pad. Don't use anything with a sharp edge, scratches on the heat sink aren't good. I used the edge of a pen cap, alcohol, and a couple of cotton balls.
Hope it's not too late to say thanks to caddmannqand Imperion1 helping me with my heatsink question.
A guy in our department has a T-bird 1.12GHz and it runs at 53C at idle with the AMD approved fan/ HS. This is not overclocked. We didn't even bother checking the 100% temp because it was so high at idle. Check the temp either in the BIOs, or with motherboard monitor 5. If it gets above 50C (122F) at 100% spu utilization, then get a better fan...period.
Not at all Nickp. Your quite welcome.
hehe, forgot about case fans. I don't even have the lid on either one of my computers to worry about interior heat. Until it gets hot this summer.
[This message has been edited by Imperion1 (edited 04-14-2001).]
Thanks once more guys for your imput.
Still onthe heatsink topic.
I just bought a ASUS A7133 board.According to a review by ANANTECH,this is a great board.His only complaint is about ASUS not using some thermal grease with the heatsink on the Southbridge.
My question :Should i use some thermal grease on that chipset or just leave it alone?
Any recommendation would be greatly appreciated.
The chipset won't hurt you that much, if you run into troubles, especially at high overclocking speeds, that might be your problem, but i doubt it somehow. I'd just worry about the CPU for right now. I guess you could put a thermal probe on the chipset heatsink, and check, but i don't know what kinda of range that should be at, I wouldn't worry about it too much, just get a better heatsink.
Once more,thanks to all of you for your replies on the heatsink subject.
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