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    Heatsink problem?

    I searched around the forums and couldn't quite find a situation like mine.. I got a Gigabyte GA-7n400s-l and a Thermaltake Silent Boost 1889A Heatsink fan to use on my AMD XP 3200+. Recently I noticed that my computer has been running about 130F and on my other motherboard it ran 100F. I applied some Dynex Silver Compound the other day and it brought it down to 117 but quickly went back up to 130 in about 20 mins...I've put two different kinds of paste on the cpu.....and both show same results. I thought I had the heatsink on backwards, but when I reversed it and started up my computer, it quickly shut off so I assume that was the backward direction. I have since ordered a Gigabyte heatsink fan.....

    so could the heatsink be the problem? How can I tell which direction to put my next fan on if that was the case on this one?
    Last edited by blueman04; March 19th, 2005 at 04:44 AM.

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    Would it be possible for you test the CPU and Heatsink and fan on another PC?? otherwise not sure.

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    I don't think any of your components would be working once you reached 100 C. Maybe it's Fahrenheit?

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    my apologies, it was F not C lol. I bought another fan...still running at around 50C

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    Quote Originally Posted by blueman04
    my apologies, it was F not C lol. I bought another fan...still running at around 50C
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