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A few problems with my build
07-21-2011, 07:18 AM,
#11
RE: A few problems with my build
(07-21-2011, 06:18 AM)MathieuB Wrote: That CPU temperature is probably why you're seeing a performance drop within a game: When the CPU reaches too high of a temperature, it slows down its frequency in order to emit less heat and protect itself from damage. Of course, that lower frequency results in lower framerates.

Since this is my first time, how can I tell if I've got the heat sink/fan on the CPU installed correctly? I know it's hooked up right, that was fairly simple to find the connection on the motherboard, and it shows the RPM speed in the Bios and Asus windows tool.

It's just the normal fan that came with the processor with those four snap in post legs. I guess I could just get a better CPU cooler, but I'm worried I'll install that wrong too.
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07-21-2011, 08:30 AM, (This post was last modified: 07-21-2011, 08:31 AM by Andrew J.)
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RE: A few problems with my build
Make sure it's fully tightened/pushed down. I'm not quite sure how AMD stock coolers work though unfortunately. Other coolers, such as the Cooler Master Hyper 212+, are installed quite differently. (here's a video of installing the Hyper 212+: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSq_xbxsm7Q)
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07-21-2011, 08:34 AM, (This post was last modified: 07-21-2011, 08:34 AM by Kriterian.)
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RE: A few problems with my build
(07-21-2011, 08:30 AM)Andrew J Wrote: Make sure it's fully tightened/pushed down. I'm not quite sure how AMD stock coolers work though unfortunately. Other coolers, such as the Cooler Master Hyper 212+, are installed quite differently. (here's a video of installing the Hyper 212+: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSq_xbxsm7Q)

It's actually an Intel stock cooler, I replaced my Athlon II with an i5-2500k in this build.

Here's a picture if it helps:
[Image: intelC2Dstock_pspc.jpg]
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07-21-2011, 09:11 AM,
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RE: A few problems with my build
Ah sorry. Perhaps this will help: http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2047683
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07-21-2011, 09:15 AM,
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RE: A few problems with my build
(07-21-2011, 09:11 AM)Andrew J Wrote: Ah sorry. Perhaps this will help: http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2047683

Oh that's great help. I think I screwed up and expanded the pins before getting it seated properly. Thanks so much!

I'll post back the temperature changes when I get home from work today and can fix this.
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07-21-2011, 06:45 PM,
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RE: A few problems with my build
(07-21-2011, 09:15 AM)Kriterian Wrote:
(07-21-2011, 09:11 AM)Andrew J Wrote: Ah sorry. Perhaps this will help: http://forums.anandtech.com/showthread.php?t=2047683

Oh that's great help. I think I screwed up and expanded the pins before getting it seated properly. Thanks so much!

I'll post back the temperature changes when I get home from work today and can fix this.

Thanks for all your help. I picked up a Coolermaster HeatSink/Fan that barely fit in the case and required me to remove memory and hard drive to remove. On the plus side though, temperatures are in the mid 30's Celsius now. That pushpin diagram really helped, I think that's what I messed up before.

New, stable, power supply will be here tomorrow and I can go back to gaming without fear of smelling smoke. You guys/gals are the greatest.
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07-21-2011, 08:52 PM,
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RE: A few problems with my build
Glad to help!
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