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Windows 7: Defective heatsink? on a Asus gt 430


30 Nov 2013   #1

Windows 8.1 non PRO 64Bit
 
 
Defective heatsink? on a Asus gt 430

Hi so today i for fun looked on a way to set the gpu fan speed to 100% so i could see just how much noise the gpu gave out, I downloaded MSI afterburner and i managed to set some fan speeds, I got a little interested in the core clock so i got on the internet and looked up some overclocking, well, they wasnt too much of a help so i just increased the core clock from 600mhz to 700mhz, Ran the kombustion and sat up a fan template, the card was very very much faster with thoose few 100mhz, The temps was stable at around 75C, but i thought that was a bit weird, the internet guy only got it up to 50-60C with a much higher overclock.. i shut the computer down, carefully removed the gpu and cleaned it off from dust, while doing this i recognised that the cooler wasnt sitting solid on the card, it kinda wiggeled a little bit, i pluged in the card again started msi afterburner and the card increased in heat very very fast i quickly shut down the stress test and set the core clock to default, same thing happened, i opened the case while the computer was running, checked the heatsink and it moved a tiny bit, but there my temps got lower and the time to get up to 75C took ages instead of seconds, i poked back the heatsink a little and the temps flew up to 80C very fast and i then poked back the heatsink and the temps increased slowly... What do i do? Is the warranty voided becouse i overclocked but becouse of that saw that the heatsink was defective?

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30 Nov 2013   #2

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Did you apply any thermal paste between the CPU and heatsink?
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30 Nov 2013   #3

Windows 8.1 non PRO 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Did you apply any thermal paste between the CPU and heatsink?

No i dont own any thermal paste and i never removed the heatsink i where just able to move the heatsink a tiny bit up/down side/side
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30 Nov 2013   #4

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Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sisrace View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Did you apply any thermal paste between the CPU and heatsink?

No i dont own any thermal paste and i never removed the heatsink i where just able to move the heatsink a tiny bit up/down side/side
Which has caused the thermal paste bond between the CPU and heatsink to deteriote to the degree it no longer is able to efficiently conduct the heat generated by the CPU to the heatsink, causing temperature spikes.

If I was you, I would immediately purchase some thermal paste, detach the heatsink, clean off any old paste on both the CPU and heatsink, then apply the new thermal paste, before turning on your PC again.
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30 Nov 2013   #5

Windows 8.1 non PRO 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by sisrace View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
Did you apply any thermal paste between the CPU and heatsink?

No i dont own any thermal paste and i never removed the heatsink i where just able to move the heatsink a tiny bit up/down side/side
Which has caused the bond between the CPU and heatsink to deteriote to the degree it no longer is able to efficiently conduct the heat generated by the CPU to the heatsink, causing temperature spikes.

If I was you, I would immediately purchase some thermal paste, detach the heatsink, clean off any old paste on both the CPU and heatsink, then apply the new thermal paste, before turning on your PC again.


Soo i would just remove the heatsink totaly void my warranty instead of try getting a new card or a simmilar/better card of my still existing warranty? they would never see that i overclocked it? it never got over 75/80degree c


And on top of that i firmly tried to fasten the heatsink screws with no luck i cant tighten them more
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30 Nov 2013   #6

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If its under warranty, you could try and return it. Reset the overclock as recommended.
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30 Nov 2013   #7

Windows 8.1 non PRO 64Bit
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Golden View Post
If its under warranty, you could try and return it. Reset the overclock as recommended.
yes i will reset the oc and i already contacted my reseller
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