Re: CPU heatsink fan
"igotsaurus" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote in message
>A little knowledge and a screwdriver are dangerous things.
> Unless you are using liquid cooling the CPU heat sink is only part of the
> cooling system.
> Unless you pay attention to the air flow through your case even the best
> heat sink will have no way to get rid of the heat it pulls off the CPU.
> Many amateur builders do not pay enough attention to how haphazard wiring
> interrupts air flow or how the fans in their cases are actually working
> and whether components like the chip set are seeing moving air.
> It is unwise to use anything other than the screws/plane/whatever that the
> vendor of the heat sink provides because even these risk cracking the
> motherboard or CPU, when tightened.
Only if the assembler is a complete idiot who does not know how to work a
screw and a nut. Half inch machine screws are perfect. You want to see the
same number of threads under the nut on each screw and a half turn past
finger tight does the trick.
A lot of the higher end HSF come with a screw and threaded bracket type
connection rather than the push pin friction connection. I just refuse to
use those plastic push pins but that it just me.
I am not trying to sell more 1/2 inch #8 machine screws and nuts on behalf
of Home Depot but I just bet that anybody who builds their own PC and tries
them once will never go back to trusting those push pins again. Most
everything that goes into building a custom PC is over a hundred dollars for
each part and spending one more dollar on a secure way to attach the HSF to
the motherboard is not going to bust the budget.
Open the hood of your vehicle and you will see hoses that connect the
radiator to the engine block. Are those hoses attached with zip locks or
are the attached with a secure threaded mechanical connection? My bet is
that the radiator hoses are attached with a secure threaded mechanical
connection on every vehicle ever made.
If a person is taking the time and trouble and expense to build a custom PC
for their needs they should not use those retarded plastic friction pins to
attach the HSF.
Case and PSU over a hundred bucks
Motherboard over a hundred bucks
CPU over a hundred bucks
Memory that could be under a hundred
Hard drive that varies also
Video Card over a hundred bucks for a good one
DVD drive those are pretty cheap unless you want Blu Ray
#8 1/2 inch machine screws and nuts one buck
Look at the wheels on vehicle. Are they attached to the hubs with plastic?
No, because your life depends on them being attached properly and staying
Same thing with the life of your CPU. Attach the HSF to the motherboard the
same way the the wheels are attached to your vehicle. With steel, not
I have said all I have to say on this subject and a few words to the wise
should be sufficient. Just because a HSF came with those worthless plastic
push pins does not mean it has to go on the CPU that way. There is an easy
upgrade path. If some lame cannot operate 1/2 inch machine screws and nuts
they should not be building anything in the first place. So there.
> There are may guides to where to aim for maximal CPU temps under load. The
> number you are aiming for is a bit high for an idling CPU and not high
> enough for a CPU under heavy load, as in gaming.