Need help identifying

Discussion in 'Computer Cases, Power Supplies and Cooling' started by Micheal12345, Mar 27, 2017.

  1. Micheal12345

    Micheal12345 New Member

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    There is a silver cube in my pc and its full of slots it has tubes running through it and through a copper plate 1 inch by 1 inch on the bottom what is its purpose
     
  2. beers

    beers Moderator Staff Member

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    Heatsink?
     
  3. Micheal12345

    Micheal12345 New Member

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    It looks alot like one but its not its infront of the heatsink
     
  4. Deadpool

    Deadpool Active Member

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    Why not just take a picture?

    My guess is chipset heatsink.
     
  5. Micheal12345

    Micheal12345 New Member

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    This kinda embarasing to say but this is my first time posting to any thread and i dont know how
     
  6. johnb35

    johnb35 Administrator Staff Member

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    Take a picture of it and put it on your pc or usb flash. Then click on upload a file button to the right of post reply button and attach picture. Sounds like a heatsink though.
     
  7. Micheal12345

    Micheal12345 New Member

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  8. Deadpool

    Deadpool Active Member

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    CPU heatsink.
     
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  9. Micheal12345

    Micheal12345 New Member

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    Thank you man
     
  10. Micheal12345

    Micheal12345 New Member

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  11. JLuchinski

    JLuchinski Well-Known Member

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    Are you putting this heat sink back on? If so make sure you put thermal paste on.
     
  12. mistersprinkles

    mistersprinkles Active Member

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    You will need to wipe off the goo on the bottom with rubbing alcohol then put new thermal paste on just a dab the size of a pea in the middle watch a YouTube video about applying and removing thermal paste
     
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  13. Micheal12345

    Micheal12345 New Member

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    Whoa i dont even know what that is and no im switching it to another pc
     
  14. mistersprinkles

    mistersprinkles Active Member

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    Whoa use google and buy it on newegg.
     
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  15. JLuchinski

    JLuchinski Well-Known Member

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    If you don't know what thermal paste is or how to install the heat sink correctly then I would highly suggest watching a tutorial on Youtube.
     
  16. mistersprinkles

    mistersprinkles Active Member

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    I already said dat foo
     
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  17. JLuchinski

    JLuchinski Well-Known Member

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    You suggested he watch a video on how to remove and apply thermal paste, I was suggesting he also watch a video on how to install the heat sink properly seeing as how he didn't know what it was I don't want him to install it incorrectly and damage anything. Even though I doubt OP has been back here to check it will hopefully help someone else down the road. Just as no one tries this:
     
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  18. Harley Ben

    Harley Ben Member

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    This thread is surely cute and funny :D
     

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