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Discussion in 'Overclocking & Cooling' started by WhiteLotus, Jul 4, 2010.

  1. WhiteLotus

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    Okay, so about a month ago I noticed my temps on this i3 were a little high, and I knew that I had to open my case up and sort it out... I just got round to doing that.

    I took everything apart, but when I got to the Cooler, I noticed some plastic around the base. I gave it a little pull with the tweezers really not wanting to take the cooler off. It wouldn't budge so i sat down for the long haul and took the cooler off...

    That bit of plastic was the protective cover for the cooler base! I installed the cooler without removing it! AMATEUR! :ohwell:

    Anyway, took it off, applied some TIM and put it all back together. Now it runs at 25C, much cooler than the 50/60C before.

    See it pays to pay attention to what you are doing!
     
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    :laugh::roll:

    We've all made rookie mistakes like that; I'm impressed that you had no more damage than that. :p
     
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    You should be lucky you didn't overclock & blast it with a stress test.
     
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    I once installed a water block that still had a thin vinyl protective film on the base. I used it for several months before discovering it when I did a cpu swap. :laugh:
     
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    hat Maximum Overclocker

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    Heh, the plastic didn't melt?
     
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    Chicken Patty WCG Moderator Staff Member

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    It happens to the best of us bro, don't worry. Enjoy your much cooler temps :laugh:
     
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    No, it did'nt melt. When I went to clean off the old thermal paste I noticed it was extremely difficult to remove...further inspection revealed my boo boo. :eek:
     
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    :wtf::eek::shadedshu:slap: i think that says it all :p
     
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    Is this the new AMATEUR thread?
     
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    very very lucky there bud:p i did something similar on the amateur note, built my rig up after a huge clean and could not work out why it would not power up spent hours checking cables and everything but when i pressed the button nothing happened about a day later of long hard looking it it trying to figure it out i realised i didn't plug in the power button header, did the power led hdd led reset etc but not the power button :p
     
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    Never happened to me, but i made lots of different stupid mistakes
     
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    Been there; missed that... DOH! Sh*t happens.

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    King of Jungle says, "I can't believe I missed that..."
     
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    newtekie1 Semi-Retired Folder

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    Been there, in fact just yesterday I was moving my GTX470 around in my case so it would be in an x16 slot and not an x8. I had to move it down two slots and for some reason got distracted, I took one PCI bracket out, but only removed the screw on the second, but left the bracket in. I then tried putting the card in with the PCI bracket covering the second slot, where the cooler vent is. The card went in, but the screws didn't line up(luckily just the case bent out a little). I fought for a few minutes trying to figure out why the screw holes were not lining up until I spotted the PCI bracket still in the case...:banghead:
     
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    Have you ever installed a CPU while it was still in the plastic case?
     
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    Eheh, don't worry, happens to the best.
    One "rookie mistake" I've made while building a PC was assuring I had put in the position to clear the CMOS before I started to install the parts. After everything was set, the PC turned on, fans running, BEEPS! TONS OF THEM! OMG, MAKE IT STOP!!!

    So, as any other person, reseat the whole thing, 1 RAM stick, the usual works...nothing

    --- After 3 hours of annoying beeps :banghead: ---

    The thought crossed my mind: "Did I really cleared the CMOS?"
    Well, at this point it was the only thing I hadn't tried...so I did it and the PC posted and booted! OH JOY!
    Now it's like, I never turn the PC on without one last CMOS clearing....just to be sure it isn't that. :laugh:
     
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    You'd have to be either 5, retarded, or life-threateningly drunk to do that.
     
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    i think i sh*t on myself.:roll: All three!:laugh:
     
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    I once caught a cat turd in mid air...:rockout:
     
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    DrPepper The Doctor is in the house

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    Nah that would happen if it was a thermoplastic. Luckily they are not :D.

    I did the exact same with my i7 I sat and struggled for ages to get the cooler on and I had a closer look and I realised the stupid plastic case was on it :banghead:
     
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    I'm going to call you a moron here but secretly double check to make sure *I* don't do that on my next build.

    Wait, I wasn't supposed to type that last part.
     
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    lol
     
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    LMAO :roll:

    So true
     
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    OMFG dude ..
     
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    back when i first got my 3600 brisbane i destroyed my fist DFI by bolting it right onto the case. couldnt figure out why it wouldnt post until I found a bag of risers.
     

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