[RC5] CPU Temperature

Scott Campbell pondafarr at microgear.net
Wed Mar 13 20:43:08 EST 2002

There are many better products than the white grease...in fact, if you use a
high quality paste like arctic silver II, you'll drop the temp by several
degrees, with the same fan/heatsink.

NONE of the computer sites i have seen recommend using the white grease
anymore, simply because it isn't very good.

  -----Original Message-----
  From: owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net
[mailto:owner-rc5 at lists.distributed.net]On Behalf Of blitz
  Sent: Wednesday, March 13, 2002 15:05
  To: rc5 at lists.distributed.net
  Subject: Re: [RC5] CPU Temperature

  Generally, when I have a chip overheat, it stops operating till it cools
down, or starts brainfarting, usually in the IO department. How do I know?
Fans clog with dirt from time to time, making cooling poor to non-existent.
Blow out your CPU fan assy from time to time, like every 6 months...Ive seen
this problem on machines at work as well, where the box sits on the floor
and collects rug dirt, hair, and other debris.

  At 14:03 1/13/02 +0200, you wrote:

    I have been running dnetc for a while now and I am curious about how
much it raises my CPU's temperature.  I have a Celeron 800 which runs at
about 55C without dnetc running and 83C with dnetc running.  I do have 4 IDE
devices and a floppy drive in the case.  Is this temperature too high for
the CPU, because I don't want to cause any damage to it.

    I know my hard drives get very warm from constant use but I can't move
them around because of lack of space.  Any suggestions?

  There are booster fans that occupy an ISA slot that might be of
assistance. Also,the fan assy on the CPU should have a nice smear of white
conductive heatsink grease applied before the fan assy is mounted. This
white grease is available at radio shack for a buck for a small tube. Just
ask for "heatsink grease".
  Thats worked for me just fine.

    Ray Booysen
    ID: 320418
    Team - Cow Killers
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