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Windows 7: New CPU cooler for my PC

12 Jan 2013   #71
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
Ran into a little problem with getting a CPU Fan error warning in bios, when booting up my system. I finally figured out that the fan control settings were set to warn me if they dropped below 600 rpm. And then I noticed that at idle my CPU fan runs around 560 rpm. Since 600 rpm is the minimum setting in bios, I had to turn it off and now I don't get the CPU fan warning on boot up. Just another little learning experience!
There should be a setting in your BIOS to change when to display that warning. You have to figure out what fan it is and change it's setting from 600 to 500........I prefer that way to turning it off completely.

Here is a couple of screen captures of my BIOS:
New CPU cooler for my PC-monitor-settings-1.jpgNew CPU cooler for my PC-monitor-settings-2.jpg

Notice that it is still red........I hadn't changed it the last time I reset my BIOS. Check your BIOS and you may be able to lower the RPM it will notify you that way you can still have it on, but it won't bug you.




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12 Jan 2013   #72
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Thanks Kelly. Yeah, my bios settings look the same as yours. The problem is, I can't seem to set the low limit less than 600 rpms and my CPU fan runs less than that when it is at idle. I will take a closer look. Maybe I am missing something.
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12 Jan 2013   #73
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
Ran into a little problem with getting a CPU Fan error warning in bios, when booting up my system. I finally figured out that the fan control settings were set to warn me if they dropped below 600 rpm. And then I noticed that at idle my CPU fan runs around 560 rpm. Since 600 rpm is the minimum setting in bios, I had to turn it off and now I don't get the CPU fan warning on boot up. Just another little learning experience!
This isn't for everyone, but I turned off fan speed control so they all run full tilt all the time. With Noctuas is is very quiet unless I have the side panel off, which is often, lol.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darksparten View Post
Arctic Silver 5 is conductive and capacitative and can cause serious damage to your components if installed incorrectly, also, it cools worse than the top dogs, which are:

Noctua NT-H1
Arctic MX-4
Tuniq TX series
IC Diamond
CoolLabratory Liquid Pro(liquid, not a paste)
I used the Noctua and found it to be crap in my rig, I use AS-5.
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12 Jan 2013   #74
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Quote:
This isn't for everyone, but I turned off fan speed control so they all run full tilt all the time. With Noctuas is is very quiet unless I have the side panel off, which is often, lol.
The minimum fan settings in the bios, are only warnings for when the fan rpms drop below a certain level. I guess it works because I do get a warning about the CPU fan if it drops below 600 rpm.
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17 Jan 2013   #75
Bungee18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Britton30 View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by LittleJay View Post
Ran into a little problem with getting a CPU Fan error warning in bios, when booting up my system. I finally figured out that the fan control settings were set to warn me if they dropped below 600 rpm. And then I noticed that at idle my CPU fan runs around 560 rpm. Since 600 rpm is the minimum setting in bios, I had to turn it off and now I don't get the CPU fan warning on boot up. Just another little learning experience!
This isn't for everyone, but I turned off fan speed control so they all run full tilt all the time. With Noctuas is is very quiet unless I have the side panel off, which is often, lol.

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by darksparten View Post
Arctic Silver 5 is conductive and capacitative and can cause serious damage to your components if installed incorrectly, also, it cools worse than the top dogs, which are:

Noctua NT-H1
Arctic MX-4
Tuniq TX series
IC Diamond
CoolLabratory Liquid Pro(liquid, not a paste)
I used the Noctua and found it to be crap in my rig, I use AS-5.
I was using IC Diamond on my previous cooler/CPU. Thermally it was very good. Around 4C difference with AS 5 (that's if I applied both of them correctly, which I think I did), but one HUGE drawback: once it cures, it becomes almost solid, even when warm. The CPU cooler I was using (DeepCool Gammax 400) sets itself very, very tight against the CPU. When I unfastened the one sided clip to remove it, it sprang lose without giving me time to twist it a bit to loosen it. The thing ripped off the CPU from the socket, bending a lot of pins and killing it in the process. IC Diamond was cured so hard that I had to insert a flat screwdriver between the CPU cooler and the CPU to separate them. There was no turning or twisting the thing to loosen it.
So beware if you decide to try IC Diamond.
LittleJay, sorry for recommending it on a previous post in this thread!
I'm using MX-2 on my new build. I learned the hard way...

J
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17 Jan 2013   #76
kbrady1979

Windows 7 Professional 64bit SP1
 
 

I have found that Arctic MX-2 and MX-4 to be some of the best out there. It doesn't harden when it cures, it's non-conductive, it cools like crazy, and it usually spreads out very evenly with relatively no air bubbles. Also, a 9-10 dollar syringe will do several PC's. The only problem is people seem to use too much when they use either the MX-2/4 because of how much it spreads out. Me and my friend have always had great success with it and years after application, just a little twist is all that's needed.
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17 Jan 2013   #77
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

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LittleJay, sorry for recommending it on a previous post in this thread!
No problem mate, I used MX-4 on my CPU cooler and it seems to have done a good job. I just ran another Prime 95 stress test today and other than for 1 core with a high reading of 62, the other 3 cores all stayed under 60. During normal computer usage I haven't seen a reading above 36 and normal idle is between 28 and 30. I am very happy with the results and want to thank everyone once again for the help!

Best regards, Barry
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17 Jan 2013   #78
essenbe

Windows 7 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Enterprise X64/Windows 10 Pro X64/Linux Mint
 
 

Nice job, Barry. Sounds like you did well then.
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17 Jan 2013   #79
LittleJay

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit SP 1
 
 

Thanks Steve I appreciate that mate!
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