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In Topic: Need a new CPU heatsink, help?

06 September 2012 - 04:05 PM


This link is to newegg and specifically ones that are compatible. Gives you a wide price range depending on your budget. You can narrow the search with more specifics using the advanced section of the search. I only based the search on the 755 socket type, and not the size limitations because I didn't see an option for that. Be careful because I did see a 1-2 around 95 mm which won't work if you only have space for 92(obviously?).

Out of that list the one that looked best to me:


One of the reviews talks about bringing the temps from 70 to 46 C under 100% load. Obviously that can't be an exact measurement but it seems like that user had good success.

You could also look and see if stock fans are sold on Intel's site. I looked a little and didn't see anything but maybe you will have more luck. Sorry I only looked for a few minutes(I have class in like 20 minutes so don't have the time to put to much effort in on Intel's site)

Thanks for putting effort into this, I'll check that link out!

95mm should still fit. I have about 100mm width and height wise, and around 130mm length wise (how far the heatsink sticks out).

In Topic: Need a new CPU heatsink, help?

06 September 2012 - 06:28 AM

Unfortunately I need a 92mm fan. I dont have the money to buy a new case or the knowledge to completely reassemble my computer.

In Topic: CPU overheat suddenly, thermal paste?

06 September 2012 - 04:26 AM

I didn't suggest trying to find a 100% pure solvent however, I was warning of the risk of putting water into a case. One suggestion I heard on another site which I have never tried was...Take the coolant from a liquid cooling system(which is non conductive) and using that. I have never used liquid cooling so I don't know how that would go, I thought it was pretty thick liquid so it probably makes a bigger mess.

Quote from Wikipedia, "Isopropyl rubbing alcohol USP/B.P. contains 68–99% of isopropanol (isopropyl alcohol) by volume, the remainder consisting of water,"...Assuming that is accurate: depending on the brand of rubbing alcohol it can contain between 1-32% water...I wouldn't call that trace amounts.

If the heatsink pins are broken that is probably the issue. Check out Newegg and its EggSaver deals. They usually have heatsinks and other things of that nature pretty cheap. What family of CPU are you using and your case demensions? Maybe someone could suggest something that will work for sure.

I've started a separate thread asking for recommended new heatsinks, but I have found a temporary issue since it broke. I superglued the broken pins back together, it now idles at 40C and in game goes to around 55C. But I am looking for a new one to purchase because obviously superglue isn't ideal.

Thanks to everyone who helped out on this thread by the way!

In Topic: Need a new CPU heatsink, help?

05 September 2012 - 07:29 PM

Coolermaster Hyper TX3, Arctic cooler pro 7, Xigmatek Loki. All are good 92mm coolers that should be under $30.

The one thing I dont like about the popular Coolermaster Hyper 212 is the springed mounting system. I prefer Xigmatek's mounting hardware and the Loki seems to have the same as the larger 120mm Gaia and Balder, which were easier and more stable mounts IMO.

Thanks, I'll look into those. C:

In Topic: CPU overheat suddenly, thermal paste?

04 September 2012 - 10:54 PM

Now looking at it I think two of the pins on the heatsink are broken -_______- That must have been the click I heard yesterday. I press down on the heatsink and I can hear the thermal paste slicking D:

I think I might need a new heatsink. Great.