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Old 27th December, 2003, 11:42 PM
dragsteracer dragsteracer is offline
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Are those temps at a idle or under load? If they are at idle then it will surely head torwards 70 under load and thats too hot for my liking anyways...... The stock heat sink and fan intel provides with the retail cpus stinks as far as I am concerned. What you could do is remove that thermal compound/pad intel puts on it, lap (use sandpaper and a flat surface to true it up and polish it) the surface and apply a thin coating of artic silver 3 or 5 thermal compound and temps will probably drop considerably. To give you a idea I just did that to a rig I built for a friend this week and his was idleing at 53 54 deg before I did that and now its at 46-47 deg .....
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