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Thread: Volcano 7+ Problems




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    I recently bought a volcano 7+ for my AMD 1800 ( 1.53Ghz ). I assembled the heat sink ( no thanks to the company that made it, or to there asian instructions ) install it to my mobo and boot up the computer. Everything is going fine, untill i get into windows where my computer crashes. I try a reboot/adding more thermalgel/different fan settings, still it crashes. I pop my original heatsink in, and bam the computer is back to its great performance. I took a look at the heatsink and i noticed that the distance between the copper heatsink and the fan was quite large compared to the 1 in the diagram/my normal heatsink...
    i dont know how to fix this because the screws appear to be in the proper place. If anyone has had this problem please PM me.

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    Is it possible for you to take a digital picture and post it for us?

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    Was the fan running and was it installed the right way round? :?:
    <center>:cheers:</center>

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    ok, i forgot to mention that im using a standard PS (300watts) that came with my case. the distance between the fan/heatsink is about half a cm, i used the thermal gel which came with my Volcano 7+.

    no i cant take a pic cause i dont have a digi camera...i would really like to put this heatsink into use because its so powerfull/well rated...

    is it possible that its the cooling gel being used? perhaps i need a more standard one like Artic.....just a thought

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    No using that paste wouldn't been that bad (unless ya tried to use the lot) but is the fan blowing into the heatsink or is it sucking out of it? :?:
    <center>:cheers:</center>

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    its blowing it onto the heatsink...

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    did you plug it into the mainboard or the power supply ?

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    it needs more power than the mainboard can give it...

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    OK if your familiar with the Volcano 7+ wiring you have 1 yellow wire which runs into the fan ( this i plugged into my CFAN ) the other 2 red/black wires run into a splitter out of the splitter i put the yellow wire into my NBFan (this may be wrong but it works :?) the red/black run into the rpm changer and then into the power supply....By the way im running of the MSI KT3 Ultra2.

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    taps Do you have a diagram for that?

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