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Windows 7: Modifing old desktop machine in new case

06 Sep 2015   #41
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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Acer glued it on
I think sometimes the thermal paste needs a bit of a warm up before removing the old cooler. Then let the CPU cool down before cleaning with high purity iso propyl alcohol. My old Acer had a quad Intel 8300 and the cooler was fine after a clean and a thermal paste reseat. The EVO 212 heat sink is what i have on my current PC and is a low cost great alternative.
The actual old cooler moved as soon as I loosened the third screw so the paste on it was not holding anything
It was the old cpu mounting bracket on the back of the board that was the most fun to get off

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and also replaced the thermal paste on the other little doo-da to under it
Attachment 370794
You put TIM Paste on the backplate, or thermal pads/rubber?
I'm talking about the second little vented aluminum block directly under the cpu cooler I believe it's the chipset I cleaned and repasted it.

The new cpu mounting bracket is a lot different than the old cpu mounting bracket,
The old one that was glued on is flat and did have a double stick tape pad on it but they also glued it too
The new mounting plate only touches the back of the mother board where the bolts go though it
Cooler master didn't supply anything to be between the 2 surfaces so I just cut the corners off the old rubber pad and use it.
So no I did not use thermal paste on the back mounting plate


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06 Sep 2015   #42
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by mjf View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Acer glued it on
I think sometimes the thermal paste needs a bit of a warm up before removing the old cooler. Then let the CPU cool down before cleaning with high purity iso propyl alcohol. My old Acer had a quad Intel 8300 and the cooler was fine after a clean and a thermal paste reseat. The EVO 212 heat sink is what i have on my current PC and is a low cost great alternative.
The actual old cooler moved as soon as I loosened the third screw so the paste on it was not holding anything
It was the old cpu mounting bracket on the back of the board that was the most fun to get off

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by rvcjew View Post
Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
and also replaced the thermal paste on the other little doo-da to under it
Attachment 370794
You put TIM Paste on the backplate, or thermal pads/rubber?
I'm talking about the second little vented aluminum block directly under the cpu cooler I believe it's the chipset I cleaned and repasted it.

The new cpu mounting bracket is a lot different than the old cpu mounting bracket,
The old one that was glued on is flat and did have a double stick tape pad on it but they also glued it too
The new mounting plate only touches the back of the mother board where the bolts go though it
Cooler master didn't supply anything to be between the 2 surfaces so I just cut the corners off the old rubber pad and use it.
So no I did not use thermal paste on the back mounting plate
Ah okay, was making sure you did not put thermal compound back there as that's asking for issues.
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06 Sep 2015   #43
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Nope not even a caveman like myself would do that
Acer on the other hand ? they obviously used some type of superman adhesive on the back plate so I can see why Michael reused the old cpu cooler and just repasted it
I almost did the same but flipped a coin then 2 out of 3 and removed the old one any way
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11 Sep 2015   #44
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Done just a couple more fans 1 for the bottom and 1 for the 980 hybrid radiator
Modifing old desktop machine in new case
Temps so far hovering at 38c
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12 Sep 2015   #45
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Nice coloring with the green and black. Those are really good temps.
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12 Sep 2015   #46
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Thanks yea since the Acer board is green it seemed like a nice choice in colors

Only freaky part was cutting the back of the old case out so I would have a trim plate for the ports to the mother board
Worked out pretty well

Temps wise looks like the thermal paste is working
That 38c is only 12c more than my liquid coolers temps which hover at 26c
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12 Sep 2015   #47
rvcjew

7 Pro x64, 10 Pro x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by ThrashZone View Post
Thanks yea since the Acer board is green it seemed like a nice choice in colors

Only freaky part was cutting the back of the old case out so I would have a trim plate for the ports to the mother board
Worked out pretty well

Temps wise looks like the thermal paste is working
That 38c is only 12c more than my liquid coolers temps which hover at 26c
Didn't realize they never made a I/O shield for the ports, good dremel skills right there.
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12 Sep 2015   #48
mjf

Windows 7x64 Home Premium SP1
 
 

Good to see it all came together
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12 Sep 2015   #49
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Thanks me too I wish I would of done it years ago
I still can't believe the 980 hybrid works

But it's official the gpu is worth more than the original Acer computer cost new lol
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25 Oct 2015   #50
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

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