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It's a prebuilt HP that i got for free in 2008. I took off the heatsink and it had a bunch of old and crusty thermal paste on it...i scraped it all off and reseated it, even after cleaning out all the dust on the capacitors near the socket and now it's idling at 55C...
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post #12 of 19
You need TIM. Get some AS5 on that chip bro.
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I wish i had some! I don't have any...Might have to ask a friend
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post #14 of 19
Paste does make a huge difference, without paste My P4 Prescott was running at 83C Idle, when i put paste on it Idles at 38C and Load is 54C.
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Paste does make a huge difference, without paste My P4 Prescott was running at 83C Idle, when i put paste on it Idles at 38C and Load is 54C.
That big of a difference? Wow...
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Celeron D's can withstand full load temps of up to 75c i believe, so either way, i think you're still in the safe zone.
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Celeron D's can withstand full load temps of up to 75c i believe, so either way, i think you're still in the safe zone.
Yeah but it still bugs the crap out of me if you know what i mean lol. Plus when it gets to 63C the fan gets loud and annoying
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post #18 of 19
Yeah, you definitely want to put paste on it if you want it to run at lower temps. Paste helps a lot by transferring the heat faster (and in larger temperature quantities) to the heatsink. Imagine a sandwich without mayonnaise, it just doesn't taste the same...
Edited by Stealth2o - 4/10/11 at 7:19pm
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post #19 of 19
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Yeah, I just slapped a P4 515 in there that already had some thermal paste on it and it's 47 idle and 56 load but that's much better considering it's 90nm versus 65nm and has a higher TDP. Can't wait till I get my Core 2 Duo back up and running.
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