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Phil

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60mm-80mm adapter question
« on: January 17, 2003, 08:26:08 PM »

Alright, I just bought a PC Toys plastic 60mm to 80mm fan adapter at Compusa.  I have a 3 pin 80mm fan that has more CFM than my current 60mm and uses less power.  

I thought I had everything figured out, but do I need to remove my heatsink from my processor before installing this?  I would rather not remove my heatsink, but I don't want to crush my core.

The heatsink is a Coolermaster DP5-6I31C

I'd like to do this tonight if possible, so please reply.
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« Reply #1 on: January 17, 2003, 08:37:26 PM »

I have a 80mm-60mm that I have used for a year now. In my case I had to take it off, but if you can mount it without removing it than do so.
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« Reply #2 on: January 17, 2003, 08:51:41 PM »

So I don't have to remove it if I have enough room to work in the case?

Thats great!  I've got an Antec Balck Dragon so space in the case shouldn't be an issue.
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« Reply #3 on: January 17, 2003, 09:43:26 PM »

I'd just be careful not to twist the HS when you're screwing the adapter on...
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« Reply #4 on: January 18, 2003, 12:24:50 AM »

screw it slowly..then dont push it too hard..
IMHO..remove your hs from your proc
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« Reply #5 on: January 18, 2003, 12:28:31 AM »

id remove it just for precauation. its either having to clean it and put more as3 on or kill your cpu.
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« Reply #6 on: January 18, 2003, 12:30:52 AM »

You will probably be able to install it better with it off the proc...at least I know I would.  I wouldn't risk damaging my proc just because I was lazy.  Post your b4 and after temps for us too.
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« Reply #7 on: January 18, 2003, 10:08:11 PM »

you know you can use soda cups from Mickey D's as fan adapters?
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« Reply #8 on: January 18, 2003, 10:34:11 PM »

Well, I ended up taking the heatsink off of the processor.  The new 80mm is a whole lot quieter than the old delta 60mm.  Less noise was my main goal, but temps improved too.

Both of these temps are with all of my case fans running at 7V.  I only run them at full speed during gaming, heavy processing (video encoding, 3d modeling), or when I'm not in the room.

Temps before were 31C case/ 41C proc at idle in Windows 2000.

Temps after are 29C case / 39C proc idle in Windows 2000.

Temp with case fans at full speed with the new fan in Windows 98 after 30 minutes of Burn-in was 29C case/ 43C proc.

Everything runs fine now, but I'm having a little trouble with my memory.  It refused to boot until I moved the memory to another slot, and it still hung on a few boot attempts.  My mobo has diagnostic LED's so I know it was hanging on memory detection.  

Oddly enough this has happened before, It just scared the crap out of me today because I thought I crushed my proc.  I'm going to set all the memory settings to manual in the BIOS instead of auto detect and see if the problem goes away for good.  I already cleared the CMOS memory, and it booted up afterwards, but then hung on a few other boot attempts.

I'll probably make this problem into another post.  

As far as the heatsink fan replacement goes, everything is working really well.  Thanks for all your help guys.
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« Reply #9 on: January 18, 2003, 10:40:11 PM »

you might do a search on google for a small proggy called Memtest86.

Its a software RAM tester that runs off a floppy disk (you need to sacrifice a floppy, Windows won't recognize it once you format it for Memtest86), that runs instead of Windows.  It runs through a series of tests and displays any findings on your screen.
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