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Other Fixing my daughters flat mates pc

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by CrapBag, 22 Sep 2017.

  1. CrapBag

    CrapBag Well-Known Member

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    My daughters flat mate hasn't used his pc for over a year and a half as it just kept shutting itself down.

    So I offered to look at it for him and as I thought it was the cpu overheating and the thermal cutout kicking in.

    So I look at the cooler that has been fitted to the cpu and seeing as its a hexa core FX 6300 I expected at least to see something with heat pipes but nope bog standard POS stock heat sink which I have now found out is for a sempron chip so woefully inadequate, it also had so little TIM on the heat sink that when I removed it there was zero TIM actually on the chip itself leading me to believe it wasn't even making contact. It was reaching 82c doing very little then shutting down.

    I then quickly realise there is no front intake fan and had already been told there wasn't a fan in the rear when he bought it either, plus both roof fan mounts are empty.

    This is a prebuilt purchased pc with no fans, an incorrect stock fan and to top it all off he has a 7870 gpu in it which if I recall were always rather warm running.

    Pretty crappy I thought.

    Plus is a Corsair 450w psu enough to run this pc happily?
     
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  2. Nealieboyee

    Nealieboyee Packaging Master!

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    Sounds like your typical run-of-the-mill prebuilt stuff.

    That corsair 450W psu is just fine for that spec.
     
  3. CrapBag

    CrapBag Well-Known Member

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    Its from a fairly well known online pc builder too, who you would think would know better, especially regarding the cooler.
     
  4. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    PSU is fine, shocking build though eh. Wrong hsf and no case fans?
     
  5. CrapBag

    CrapBag Well-Known Member

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    Yup, it may have had one fan in the rear that didn't work though.
     
  6. adidan

    adidan Guesswork is still work

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    I think that may even be worse :)
     
  7. modd1uk

    modd1uk Well-Known Member

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    You got a replacement cooler crappy?
     
  8. CrapBag

    CrapBag Well-Known Member

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    Not at the moment, im currently testing it with an old H80 that's not fully functional and I wouldn't trust for day in day out usage.

    Temps only went upto 32c under prime though with a mental 2000rpm fan running on it lol
     
  9. mrbungle

    mrbungle Undercooked chicken giver

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    FX6300 always came with a shitty alloy cooler.
     

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