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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
I recently got the RROD, bought myself a X-Clamp replacement kit off of ebay and did the job. Everything is working again now but it seems as though i've knackered a thermosister on the board as the fans now go full speed at all times (e.g. like a jet engine...)

They're pumping out cool air so it's definately not heating up to the extent the fans think it is, but I was wondering whether theres anything I can do to make the fans calm down short of the 12v/7v solder mod...?
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8y, 3m agoPosted 8 years, 3 months ago
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#1
You've made a mistake of some kind.

I sometimes get the same thing after rebuilding, try taking a 1/4 turn off the new clamps and try it again

The fans will be fine i reckon, even if you end up having to start again (which you might)
#2
See I thought that - I've opened it up a couple of times to check the placement of things and everything is set. I even tried dropping the number of washers down to one per bolt and it's exactly the same - same thing happens if I loosen things up a tad. Thermal paste is distributed nicely etc.
#3
something is definately amiss

1 washer above the motherboard or underneath?
#4
1x Spring washers beneath mobo per bolt, 2x normal washers above mobo per bolt.

Hand-tightened w/ socket wrench (until resistance)

Arctic silver thermal paste layered only w/ central dab on primary / secondary GPU and CPU.

As I say, i've tried reducing the washers down to one per bolt and loosening the bolts. The only other thing I could try is re-doing the thermals, but from what I could see it wouldn't cause a problem. The GPU is now working perfectly, but it seems as though the heat sensor near the CPU (which controls both fans) is picking up something that isn't there.
#5
All sounds fine tbh, i wouldn't use just 1 washer above the mobo though as you'll warp the hell out it when you tighten everything down

If it was me..........i'd start again (honestly)
#6
Do you think it would be best to use the spring washer above the the mobo and the two below?
#7
I use a spring washer and a plastic washer underneath and a regular metal and a plastic washer above

Always works for me like
#8
Yeah everyone told me that plastic was a bad idea.
#9
Sorted!

Bought myself some better thermal grease, cleaned it all off and reattached the heatsinks. Now works quieter than before!

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