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PC update - Her Most Regal Majesty, the Queen of Snark
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sesquipedality
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PC update
Heat Transfer Compound wears out, who'd have thought it?

Having been reluctant to try getting the heatsink off the processor, I waited until the PC locked up again, which was quite a while, since it ran at a reasonably stable 70 degrees with the case off. However, I've now given it a new coating of Heat Transfer Compound, and the temperature is back down to a more reasonable 65 degrees with the case on. It might benefit from another fan inside at some point, I suppose. Now I must resist the temptation to overclock it because I can. Stability is good.
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simonb From: simonb Date: October 28th, 2005 11:09 am (UTC) (Link)
Could be worth getting hold of some decent heat transfer compound; if you're ever in Cam I've got some Silver based stuff which is pretty good you can have if you like.
sesquipedality From: sesquipedality Date: October 28th, 2005 11:18 am (UTC) (Link)
Thanks. The stuff I have I bought from Maplins back in the Pentium era. Wish I'd realised I'd never use that much of it.
simonb From: simonb Date: October 28th, 2005 12:11 pm (UTC) (Link)
The stuff I've got is Arctic silver which has been running fine for the past 3-4 years on a 1GHz Athlon of the warm variety.
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