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Windows 7: CPU fan replacement - Gateway FX6860

25 Oct 2015   #1
Devadip

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CPU fan replacement - Gateway FX6860

Hi everyone!

I would like to replace my stock CPU fan for a new one and I want to make sure that the product I buy will make a real difference in terms of cooling.

My stock CPU cooler keeps my core temp at an average of 57C when I play Minecraft at max settings (with ultra shaders). The max individual core temp I got (while playing max shaders Minecraft) is 63C.

According to Intel, my i7-2600 cpu can go up to 72.6C. Is it worth replacing my original cpu fan?

I'm interested in buying a Cooler Master Hyper T2 since it's not that expensive and it's apparently pretty good.

Thanks for you time and have a good day!


-Devadip


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25 Oct 2015   #2
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
This one is better and not a lot more expensive for what it does and that is keep thing
COOLER MASTER Hyper 212 EVO RR-212E-20PK-R2 Continuous Direct Contact 120mm Sleeve CPU Cooler Compatible with latest Intel 2011/1366/1155 and AMD FM1/FM2/AM3+ - Newegg.com

But yes well worth an upgrade considering the damage high temps will occur in damages
57c sucks by the way I see 38c base.
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25 Oct 2015   #3
Devadip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

The price is pretty good indeed, but I'm affraid I can't install the backplate. It seems like I can't access the back of my cpu :/

Also, I do have an average of 35-36C when idle (with only Chrome and Core Temp opened). I only get the 57C when I play Minecraft with maxed out shaders.
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25 Oct 2015   #4
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Hi,
Okay yep you do need to remove the mother board to install the mounting bracket of either I would imagine so there's no difference there
The sock mounting bracket is only for the stock cooler.
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25 Oct 2015   #5
Devadip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

I think the Hyper T2 dosen't need a backplate according to this photo. It seems like you can install it from the front without having to remove the mobo.

Source: Cooler Master: Hyper T2
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25 Oct 2015   #6
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

Yep I can't imagine the heavy cooler saying on it is basically the same size as the 212 :/
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25 Oct 2015   #7
Devadip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Well, I'll give it a try. It can't be worse than my stock cooler. Thanks for the advice!
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25 Oct 2015   #8
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

You might just replace the fan and thermal paste first and see if the temps change any ?
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25 Oct 2015   #9
Devadip

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit.
 
 

Well, I plan on building a new system in 1-2 years so I can use the Hyper T2 for a later build + it's easy to clean since it's a mounted fan. Overall, it would be better of replacing my old cpu coller in that case.
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25 Oct 2015   #10
ThrashZone

Win-7-Pro64bit 7-H-Prem-64bit
 
 

How many other fans does this case have anyway ?
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