Do I Need A New Cooler?

rated by 0 users
This post has 2 Replies | 2 Followers

Top 500 Contributor
Posts 181
Points 4,060
Joined: Nov 2007
Iain Posted: Sun, Nov 2 2008 9:48 AM

Recently, I had to transfer all of my parts from one case to another, and some bad things happened... For the second time, I dropped my CPU on concrete (First time was only about 6 inches, and that was when I was building it, and this time was about two feet, she still works, but the PoS heatsink broke, and now only three of the four prongs are into my mobo. She's on there real snug, but I don't know if I should get a new one... My temps are around 30C idle (I'm OC'd from 2.53GHz to 3.17GHz with an Intel E7200) and have hit as high as 50C. So, should I get a new cooler or not?

 

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 10 Contributor
Posts 6,181
Points 90,135
Joined: Aug 2003
Location: United States, Virginia
Moderator

I would get one. It might be snug now, but if it falls off the cpu will be fried before you can even start to reach for the power button. It could also fall and take out your graphics card with it.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4l8aQ07yvU and these are older cpus that run much cooler with less power.

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 10 Contributor
Posts 6,372
Points 80,290
Joined: Nov 2004
Location: United States, Arizona
Moderator

The tepms look good. but the mounting is less then ideal.

"Never trust a computer you can't throw out a window."

2700K

Z77 GIGABYTE G1.SNIPER

GIGABYTE GTX670

G.Skill Ripjaws X 16gb PC2133

Antec P280

Corsair H100

Asus Blu-ray burner

Seasonic X650 PSU

Patriot Pyro 128gb SSD

  • | Post Points: 5
Page 1 of 1 (3 items) | RSS