It is currently Sat Dec 27, 2014 11:38 pm

All times are UTC - 8 hours




Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 
Author Message
 Post subject: Thermalright HR-01 Plus on AM2
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:03 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Aug 23, 2003 4:39 pm
Posts: 481
Location: Brisbane AU
I purchased a TR HR-01plus for my less than SPCR friendly AM2 6400+ and I am getting really bad ( worse than the stock cooler ) temps . On removal of the cooler I found that an area at the centre of the heat spreader ( about 2cm diameter is not making contact with the base of the cooler due to the concave base on the HR-01 plus .
The temps I am getting are - idle 50c - 55c and under load I shut the machine down when it got to 65c .
What , if anything can be done to fix this ?

_________________
Small Fast and Silent - Quiet SFF With Gonads!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:11 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:10 pm
Posts: 1833
Location: Northern New Jersey
my best guess would be to lap (sand) the HR-01's base until its flat and smooth, or at least much closer to the shape of the CPU. you might also try the penny trick. that's where you place a penny between the IHS and the base of the heatsink. i'm not sure if this would help much though.

i'd research lapping and how it can help you, but first and foremost, put the stock cooler on so you have hardware left to work with.

_________________
|Dual Intel Xeon E5-2620-Xigmatek SD1283 DK-II|Asus Z9PA-D8-HR-05 IFX|WD 250gb Velociraptor SATA3|16gb DDR3-1600 ECC RDIMM|WD Blue 640GB SATA2 x2|Logitech K750|Logitech Wireless Mouse|nVidia GTX660ti 2GB|Antec HCG-750|NZXT Source 210 Elite|M-Audio ProFire 2626|Art TubeOpto8 with Smooth Plate Tube Swap|Avid Artist Mix x2|
FartingBob wrote:
A 9500GT with 1GB of RAM is the most pointless thing since NASCAR.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:18 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Aug 23, 2003 4:39 pm
Posts: 481
Location: Brisbane AU
I have already tried spacing the mounting bar with a flat washer ( I am in Au no pennies here our dollar is so weak we start at 5c ) did not work .
I even tried puttimg the heatsink paste on extra thick - but that made it run hotter .

_________________
Small Fast and Silent - Quiet SFF With Gonads!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Wed Jul 02, 2008 10:27 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Mar 29, 2008 7:05 pm
Posts: 239
Location: Toronto Ontario
Do you have cool n quiet enabled? It makes a huge difference in temperatures. It won't help you for high load temps though. Make sure the heatsink is fastened tightly and if that doesn't work, check to see if the cpu and heatsink have flat surfaces with the razer blade method. I have the same cpu except i'm using the TRUE. My temps are 57C under load and 32C idle.

_________________
You will never be strong enough
You will never be good enough
You were never conceived in love
You will not rise above


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:07 am 
Offline

Joined: Sat Aug 23, 2003 4:39 pm
Posts: 481
Location: Brisbane AU
The TRUE is machined flat the HR-01 plus is machined concave ( to suit core2 CPUs )
The AMD is flat so when I put the cooler on there is an air pocket right in the middle of the die . I have jus put a TR XP-90C on as a temporary solution and my idle temp is now 34c but the fan on it a Panaflo 92m is far from quiet - and it will have to go back onto the machine that I borrowed it off .
It does look as though I will have to lap the base though - I am just concerned that I might stuff up the cooler doing it !

_________________
Small Fast and Silent - Quiet SFF With Gonads!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 3:47 am 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 19, 2007 5:04 pm
Posts: 89
..


Last edited by nafets on Mon Aug 11, 2008 3:23 am, edited 1 time in total.

Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 4:44 am 
Offline

Joined: Fri Mar 14, 2008 5:18 am
Posts: 509
Location: London, UK
pony-tail wrote:
The TRUE is machined flat the HR-01 plus is machined concave ( to suit core2 CPUs )
I don't believe any HS producer would purposely make a non-flat base. I also doubt that the machinery could be easily adapted to do so.

And the penny/cent/yen/whatever should never go between heatsink and heatspreader! That was simply a trick to increase the mounting pressure and the coin was clamped between the mounting hardware and the upside of the heatsink-base.


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:41 pm 
Offline

Joined: Sat Aug 23, 2003 4:39 pm
Posts: 481
Location: Brisbane AU
I had to lap both the heat spreader and the cooler 42c idle now with the fan running at 500rpm . When checked with a straight edge both were far from flat !

_________________
Small Fast and Silent - Quiet SFF With Gonads!


Top
 Profile  
 
 Post subject:
PostPosted: Thu Jul 03, 2008 12:49 pm 
Offline

Joined: Mon Feb 05, 2007 2:10 pm
Posts: 1833
Location: Northern New Jersey
i just thought of the penny because they're mainly made of copper (now zinc or whatever).

rather than just a ruler, sometimes people will use a razor (not a shaving razor, but a straight blade, because they're almost always perfect.

_________________
|Dual Intel Xeon E5-2620-Xigmatek SD1283 DK-II|Asus Z9PA-D8-HR-05 IFX|WD 250gb Velociraptor SATA3|16gb DDR3-1600 ECC RDIMM|WD Blue 640GB SATA2 x2|Logitech K750|Logitech Wireless Mouse|nVidia GTX660ti 2GB|Antec HCG-750|NZXT Source 210 Elite|M-Audio ProFire 2626|Art TubeOpto8 with Smooth Plate Tube Swap|Avid Artist Mix x2|
FartingBob wrote:
A 9500GT with 1GB of RAM is the most pointless thing since NASCAR.


Top
 Profile  
 
Display posts from previous:  Sort by  
Post new topic Reply to topic  [ 9 posts ] 

All times are UTC - 8 hours


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest


You cannot post new topics in this forum
You cannot reply to topics in this forum
You cannot edit your posts in this forum
You cannot delete your posts in this forum
You cannot post attachments in this forum

Search for:
Jump to:  
Powered by phpBB © 2000, 2002, 2005, 2007 phpBB Group