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Cooling 3870K BE Cooler or Arctic Freezer Pro 13 fixing

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Bogomip, 28 Jun 2022.

  1. Bogomip

    Bogomip ... Yo Momma

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    Hi all,

    Back in 2012 I build a PC with a mini-itx motherboard and an AMD 3870K Black Edition CPU. I stuck a Arctic Freezer Pro 13 on this and crammed it all into a BitFenix Prodigy case.

    A decade later the computer is going strong, however the AF Pro 13 now makes a very loud grunting noise relatively frequently, and I think its because of the small fan between the copper plate and the heatsink (between the heat pipes). I have tried oiling it but alas it seems determined to grunt. So I want to either buy a new, slimmer heatsink/fan for the processor or a new little tiny fan which wont grunt.

    The latter seems harder, but looking around finding information on a new heatsink which will work for the cpu is non-specific, and im not experienced enough to go for a new heatsink without someone telling me to buy it.

    Thus, does anybody know of a good, reasonably slimmer (such 9cm) heatsink I could buy (or scour ebay for) which will work for a AMD 3870K Black Edition FM1 CPU?

    Thanks,
    Bogo
     
  2. SuperHans123

    SuperHans123 Modder

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    Think you need a system upgrade pal.
    Time to get that wallet out and upgrade!
     
  3. Bogomip

    Bogomip ... Yo Momma

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    It literally only plays and serves videos, so no need to splash anything - only needs a new fan :)
     
  4. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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  5. The_Crapman

    The_Crapman World's worst stuntman. Lover of bit-tech

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    It's the pro version, which has a tiny fan top of the base plate
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    @Bogomip - just remove/disconnect it, it will have little to no impact on performance. As long as the main fan is still fine then carry on cooling :thumb:
     
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  6. Bogomip

    Bogomip ... Yo Momma

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    Ok I will do that, thanks very much! :)
     
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  7. spolsh

    spolsh Multimodder

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    Yep, that little fan seems to be one of those "improves marketing performance" ones.
     
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  8. Vault-Tec

    Vault-Tec Green Plastic Watering Can

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    Oh god yeah I would have ripped that thing out years ago lol.
     
  9. DeanSUNIAIU

    DeanSUNIAIU Minimodder

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    I have the Pro version of this cooler going spare. If you need the fan or the whole hsf, let me know and it’s yours for the postage.
     
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