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Old 03-20-2006, 08:18 AM   #1 (permalink)
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i was having major over heating issues with my P4 3.0Ghz machine and managed to fix the problem for a few days by buying and applying some 99% silver thermal compound. i cleaned off all the old compound, and put the new stuff on per the instructions and it worked great for about 3 days.

i was expecting it to get better as the instructions mentioned something like 100-200 hours before the compound reached optimal thermal conductivity...

however this morning my fiance was looking at a couple images and Mother Board monitor said i was up to 84* celsius and the alarm started beeping. since i "fixed" the problem it had been staying cooler, like 75.

did i do something wrong?
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If 75 is "cool" for your processors you have bigger problems than thermal compound.
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Old 03-20-2006, 02:46 PM   #3 (permalink)
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exactly what bill said, you appear to having much bigger issues with cooling then with thermal compound. Even running at 60c is high for my standards, i would never run at any temps above that!
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i've read some stuff in the last few days that lead me to believe the stock heat sink that comes with the p4 is crap. so i've ordered a "high performance" replacement...

what else should i do to cool things down?
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Install some new fans, get a side door with lots of holes, overall might wana get a good case.

I have 6 fans + 3 cpu fans, a giant vacoum like thing $ucking air from the side door, I have modded both side doors so they have these 30CM fans blowing air in and out. Also i keep my room freidge hooked through the inside. MY CPU TEMP NEVER GOES OVER 31C, usually stayes at a good 19-25C. I consider 30 A VERY VERY HIGH TEMP.

Well 70C, i would freak out and go nuts! Get more and better fans.
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it is a P4 (prescott core), and they are notorious for having very high temps.

i would take a look at some of the Zalman coolers.
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thanks for the help guys... i had no idea how far out of range even my "cool" temperatures were.

I installed my Cooler Master copper heatpipe-y thing and i am now at 38* even while watching videos, which is what used to make it overheat.
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good good. thats much more like it.
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Old 03-22-2006, 04:38 PM   #10 (permalink)
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what sort of fan is that? that is crazy!
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