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11-01-2001, 09:42 PM
I just put my new Alpha PAL8045 with the YS-fan and I have a problem. I first off installed an enermax monitor. I did shaved the rubber off the led in this (http://www.overclockercafe.com/Reviews/Dual_Temp_Monitor_Rack/) article so it could touch the CPU. I get temps on the monitor of around 85 deg. cel. My via HWM is around 54 deg. this is with a slight overclock and running UD. I shut the computer down after temps wouldn't come down. Is there something that I am missing? Once I got those temps I ripped the mobo out again and started from scratch. I then used an extra washer to see if I could get teh temps to come down.
1. is the monitor fubar after following that article above?
2. why can't I get a good temp drop.
3. I don't want a swifty :D that won't help.
11-01-2001, 10:10 PM
Your alpha may not be making good contact with the core, take the thermistor out (you may want to take temp readings from the bios for before and after pulling the thermistor), and if you can, trim a little more rubber off, then slide it in against the core from the side with the alpha installed, once you get it against the core use some elmers rubber glue or maybe a touch of super glue to secure the thermistor to the side of the alpha to keep it from moving away from the core.:D
11-01-2001, 10:30 PM
If you did it correctly, one flat washer on ends of the springs should give enough pressure for the HSF to touch the CPU core. Like Rando, I'd suggest you not put the tempt probe on, and test the tempt using the BIOS monitor. It's very likely that the probe is creating huge gap between the HSF and core. BTW, super glue the anchor nuts and bolts to the mobo to ensure safe removal of HSF.
11-02-2001, 05:08 AM
thank you guys. I was thinking the same thing this morning once I thought over night about it. I pulled the termo-probe out and my temps now under full load have been 44 deg. Thank you alot and now time to see if I can get the enermax to work right :D
11-02-2001, 05:21 AM
Glad to see it worked out for ya CC! You's a lucky man, coulda easily burnt that baby up;) I found the easiest way to come in with the thermistor is from the top, with enough finagling you can work it against the core, and its tight enough so that you don't need any adhesives to keep anything from moving, coming in from the side is a bit easier, but like I said, you need to use something to adhere the thermistor wire to the bottom side of the alpha:)
11-03-2001, 08:23 PM
hehe had one hand on the del key to get into the bios the first time on and I had one on the key switch. I was nervous like a mofo, never installed a HSF like that. It is a sexy sink though, now that I have it on right :rollin:
11-03-2001, 08:47 PM
Sweet, I'm getting the same tempt, but room tempt's 24C. You know, I never can get the damn themeral probe between the core and HSF. Maybe later tonight.
11-04-2001, 08:45 AM
Originally posted by AmStoned
I never can get the damn themeral probe between the core and HSF. Maybe later tonight.
That's not all you have problems sticking something in :D :D :D
Corpse...great to hear my Alpha homeboys solved your problem! My nurse is positioned jes like Randog sayz...from the top insert in and voila...you know i been wondering about a side fan for this HS...hmm...
11-04-2001, 06:52 PM
CHRIST, CAT ... NOT ONLY ARE YOU PARANODE ABOUT YOUR TEMP'S ... BUT YOU ARE PUTTING YOUR CPU AT RISK.
oops, sorry to shout. :D ... do you run an Intel P4 ... they will work without a HSF ... albeit slooooy .. But they do work.
It's a gimmick ... throw it away and use ..... your finger. :D
11-04-2001, 07:05 PM
For some reason, all my ladies are hella tight, unlike IA's ladies who are all named Debbie (as in the one who does dallas), and I bet you're DK's mom's best customer who does Austin.:D
Speaking of side fan for the PAL8045, have you thought about taking the shroud off, and maybe duct tape a low 60mm on the side?
11-04-2001, 07:17 PM
I was thinking (scary), why don't you use a "squirrel cage" fans, you could leave the shroud on and have a powerful fan on. Just a thought.. I was thinking of the second one down here (http://www.surplussales.com/Fans-Blowers/FansBlow-1.html) , but they have all kinds of "fun fans
11-04-2001, 07:45 PM
Man, that's an expensive fan. No way.
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