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PC is LOUD! after cleaning my fans

Discussion in 'PC hardware help' started by moonslash, Jan 17, 2011.

  1. moonslash

    moonslash Regular member

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    Before i start,

    I googled this but i cant google it specifically because i cannot describe my problem into keywords.

    -- SPECS

    Intel Dual core 2.8ghz
    Nivida 8800gt
    4GB ram


    I cleaned my PC by removing my heatsink and the fans to really wipe off all the dust in it
    I dont have pressurized air so i didnt use that.

    After putting the heatsink back on (This wasn't easy because these 4 pins wouldnt go in) 1 broke and the three other pins got in succesfully.

    When i started my PC it wouldnt boot up i thought this was due to cooling paste so i put some on my cpu and put my heatsink back on (This time it was easier)

    So after that i started up my PC and it works! but now the fans are spinning like crazy!
    Normally when my PC starts it spins like crazy 2 secs and then it boots and calms down
    When im gaming it spins like crazy but i understand that because of the heat.

    But now its like this when he's IDLE.

    After 1 hour of AVA (some random ijji fps) my temps are 40-43 degrees.

    Is this normal?..i mean 1 hour

    My last question, In the back of the case theirs 1 fan and it was blowing cold air outside of my PC i've switched this fan to blow cold air INSIDE the pc

    Now there are 2 fans directly facing each other with the big heatsink in the middle.

    Is this correct? or does that fan in the back need to be switched to blow cold air outside of my pc?

    Thank you for your effort of checking my problem out!

    EDIT1

    I'm concerned so i downloaded speedfan... i think this program lies to me because this doesnt look good.

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  2. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    While I'd have reservations about how you've re-fitted the cooler, if those temps are what you're getting on the CPU then that's fine. Is the fan speed the same all the time? If it is, it may just be that fan control has been disabled in the BIOS, so re-enable it.

    Edit: just seen the edit, yeah you haven't fitted the cooler properly, or used the thermal paste properly. Remember when you apply you thermal paste you need to thoroughly clean off the old material first!
     
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  3. moonslash

    moonslash Regular member

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    Hey man thank you for your fast reply!

    Fan control was disabled and my pc is back to the same sound again
    I've put the Fan control on turbo so im safe i hope this fixes it.
    I went back to my BIOS at the time i made that screenshot and my temps where 40-45 degrees
    might something be wrong with speedfan?

    Also .. i didnt clean off my old thermal paste because it seemed that there wasnt so much left of it. how do i do this properly? seems that part of my pc is very fragile.

    I'm not too happy about cleaning off the whole material because that means i have to remove that heatsink..again and its a real pain to do it and im afraid i might mess it up, since i DID mess 1 pin up.

    But i will remove it if i really have to, i think.

    PS: The cooler is on my pc properly but when i hold my hand behind my pc do i need to feel the cold air? because then i need to turn it over right?
     
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    sammorris Senior member

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    The 80C in speedfan is right if you didn't clean off the old thermal paste. I'm surprised the temps aren't even higher, you have to do it.
    What you should feel near a cooler depends on which cooler it is. Usually if the fan is at a moderate or high speed you will feel air moving around the heatsink.
     
  5. moonslash

    moonslash Regular member

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    After having a good league of legends session
    Speedfan says my gpu is 85 degrees so im going to clean it :(
    i just hope no problems arise after the cleaning

    Im going to get some q-tips and let it cool off a bit before i clean it

    Next issue is .. what temperature is reccomended for my GPU?

    Thanks so much for the help :)
     
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    sammorris Senior member

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    You do realise your CPU and your GPU are not the same thing right?
     
  7. moonslash

    moonslash Regular member

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    I meant im going to clean the old thermal paste

    GPU is my 3d card and CPU is my core right?

    So is 80 degrees for Nividia 8800gt right? or wrong?

    EDIT: I'm sooo damn confused about this sh1t!
    My gpu is 80 degrees but im not playing anything

    Blah i do not want to lose my PC
     
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  8. sammorris

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    Correct GPU is your graphics card (well, the core of it) and the CPU is your processor.
    80C is quite a lot for a graphics card to be idling at, I'd recommend you forcing the fan speed a bit higher with a program like rivatuner (remember to return it to auto, or turn it higher still when you're playing games) to avoid potential issues. Geforces, especially G92 cards like the 8800GT are very prone to failure from high temperatures.
     
  9. moonslash

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    Hey man i turned my Fan speed up on riva tuner and its working out now
    My GPU is on 70 degrees and 80 degrees under load

    I've done some research on temps on 8800GT and it is said to get really high!
    Lol someone actually plays on 100 degrees but!

    My point is : Thank you Sammoris!

    I've fixed my problem and im not so paranoid about my PC dieing!
    And also ive gotten some knowledge too about pc temperatures

    Thanks allot for your support!
     
  10. sammorris

    sammorris Senior member

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    No problem, also it's 'illegal' not 'illigal' in your sig :p
     

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