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Zalman Cooler,

Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by Stopmotion, 7 Jul 2006.

  1. Stopmotion

    Associate

    Joined: 23 Jun 2006

    Posts: 6

    Hello all,

    I purchased an Amd 64 not so long ago, ... It came with a stock Fan,
    It idled at around 50c and went near 70 at load,
    So i bought a Zalman Flower Power CNPS7000B that fits my MotherBoard,
    I have the 939 Socket, I took the backplate off my Av8 and attached the
    Plate that came with the Zalman and followed the Instructions to the
    Letter ... Fitted well etc but when i checked the Temps they were ...
    About 52 idle and over 70 at load ... I were'nt happy of course lol so i
    checked the cooler ... It was working fine so i switched the Pc off and
    rechecked it, All i noticed which seemed strange was that the Heat sink
    and fan could be moved very slightly Clockwise and AntiClockwise ...
    Obviously not tight against the Cpu, I'm sure they generally are'nt too
    tight against the Cpu as this would crush it i guess,
    Heres a link to the Cooler ...
    http://www.zalman.co.kr/eng/product/view.asp?idx=141&code=005 ,

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    Its tightened down as far as it can tighten and the picture quickly
    shows the slight movement i get ... only about a couple of mm but
    noticeble, Thermal paste helps this move aswell i guess,
    Maybe my Temps are fine but seems a bit high for me ... Any
    suggestions would really help,
    The ventilation in my case ain't bad ... Hear about exhausts so maybe i
    may invest in One ... I have 2 blowers at the back too and One at the Front,
    The front is intake and the back blows out,
    Take care,
    John,

    Heres my specs,
    Amd 64 3200 Venice, Zalman cooler Flower power,
    Abit AV8 RocketBoy,
    2 x 512MB Corsair Matched Value
    Hyper Modular Type R 580 watt PSU,
    BFG 7800 GS OC 256MB AGP
     
  2. Joe42

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    Joined: 18 Jan 2005

    Posts: 4,172

    Location: Northants

    Can you try and make your posts a little easier on the eye in future. ;)

    That cpu is definately too hot, and i'm afraid i've never had much faith in zalmans mounting mechanisms...

    Are there any washers you can remove or something to lower it slightly?
    Did it come with a backplate, have you fitted it?
    Are you able to send it back as faulty?
     
  3. Stopmotion

    Associate

    Joined: 23 Jun 2006

    Posts: 6

    You may have a good point with the washers ... I'll take them off
    and try it that way, I did put the plate on which took a while,
    The only problem is that i have no paste so i guess i cant do it this
    Weekend, Thanks for getting back to me so quick ... really appreciate it,
    Not sure what you meant by making my post easier on the eye lol but
    i'm guessing its the picture, Can you posts pictures here by the way?,
    Again Ty,
    Take care,
    John,
     
  4. Joe42

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    Joined: 18 Jan 2005

    Posts: 4,172

    Location: Northants

    You can post pictures here as long as they aren't too big. Use imageshack or something to host them. You should just give the faq a quick read so you know whats allowed and what isn't.

    What i meant about the readability of your posts is they are all one long block of text and long sentances, putting a few paragraphs in would make it a lot easier to read long posts. ;)

    Glad to hear there are some washers on it, removing them should solve the problem. Let me know how you get on...