Questions tagged [heat-sink]

For questions about the heat-reduction and dissipation component of a device (typically on a CPU or graphics card).

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Want high performance CPU cooling loop to cut my Noctua NH-D15 delta-T by about 25 C

I need suggestions for a demanding CPU watercooling solution - probably a suggestion of "custom loop" components. Problem I just outgrew my 12 core overclocked CPU and upgraded it to an 18 ...
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New CPU Fan/Heat Sink recommendation

I'm looking for a recommendation of a quiet fan/heat sink for an AMD A8-3870K CPU on a Gigabyte GA-A75M-UD2H mobo. Mine is about 9 years old and it's getting loud. I've cleaned dust out of the case, ...
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Will old Intel copper heat sink fit on new 8th generation CPU?

I got my hands on an old PC heat sink, intel 775 I think. Will this fit on my i5-8400 8th gen? And if it does, what side does it go on? The copper core is indented on one side and sticks out the ...
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Is there any FAN upgrade option for HP 15 da1032?

Hello community. I just bought an HP laptop (HP 15 da1032) about a month ago, but i noticed that the laptop was heating with minimum amount of work load (i tried installing Eclipse),it goes around (39 ...
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Quiet Cpu Cooler for 4690k @ stock

I am looking to make my PC a little more quiet. When I game sometimes I can hear my stock 4690k fan speed up. I am trying to figure out what my best option is for quiet cpu coolers at a reasonable ...
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How much heat would an AMD FX-6350 emit if overclocked?

I am planning to move an Asus M5A78L-M/USB3 and its FX-6350 CPU (default TDP 125W, max temp 61C) into a new chassis with a GeForce 1070 and a 680W power supply. I am looking at a series of CPU ...
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CPU intensive workload and spare time utilization

Backgroud I'm working on a project to use cool a server with watercooling and use this heat for my house. I'm planning to cool the CPU and memory (maybe GPU). It will host my own websites as well as ...
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Quiet, cheap and effective low-profile cooler

I understand that I am looking for the best of many worlds here, but if I can satisfy these criteria it would be a huge help to me. I recently bought a CPU cooler to replace the stock Intel one that ...
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Budget cooler to replace stock Intel one

I have a desktop running an i3-2100 (LGA 1155 socket). The desktop is close to a decade old at this point and still running the stock Intel fan (this one), which is also incidentally the only one in ...
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Vrm Heatsink recommendations

So I've been looking for a cheap, quality solution to cool the VRM's on my XFX R9 270. Im trying to avoid bought heat-sinks for the fact that thermal pads can get pricey, and I'm weary of using ...
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Monitor with low screen temperature

I'm using an HP ZR30w 30" monitor, which is great to arrange things on the screen, but also gets a very high screen temperature (basically you almost can't touch it). Is there any kind of technology ...
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Silent cooler recommendation for the i3-7100?

I am currently using the stock cooler for the i3-7100 and should have heeded the warnings that it is incredibly loud (it is seriously unbearable). I am looking for the quietest cooler I can find. Not ...
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Hardware addition to keep laptop temprature low

I have a laptop which does not have a graphics card, so when heavy computation processes run, all the computation has to be performed by the CPU and it's inbuilt graphics unit. Now because at times ...
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Is reducing the number of active cores in my pc a good idea considering heat and battery troubles? [closed]

MOVED TO SUPERUSER STACKEXCHANGE I have a HP Pavillion dv6 laptop for about 6 years now, but I have always had heat (the computer now and then "freezes" because of over-heating, even when I am ...
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Intel i3 6100 compatible components for a non gamer? [closed]

I want to build an Intel i3 6100 PC. I don't play games at all. Usually, i use the PC 24/7. I do lot of internet surfing and downloading. Sometimes, i use photoshop, i do audio remixing and other ...
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CPU cooler for peltier cooling system

I am in the process of building a "chill chamber" for electronic experiments * and as primary part for cooling it I am going to use a peltier element. This means though I need to get rid of probably ...
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CPU cooling system recommendation?

I am at the end stages of choosing parts for my PC but am finding it quite difficult to choose a CPU cooler since there is so much to take in. Should I go for a standard CPU cooler (with fans), a ...
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Finding replacement heat sink/fan for GPU

How can I find a replacement heat sink/fan assembly for a graphics card? Are there any standards as to size and screwhole placement? I have a fairly old PC, to which I wanted to add a USB 3.0 card. ...
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Good heatsink for socket LGA 2011-v3?

I am going to be building a computer for a college student. He is going into general engineering while he figures out exactly what he wants to do. The budget for this computer is about $1500 USD (just ...