Bill Roper (billroper) wrote,
Bill Roper
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It's Hot!

Not outside, where we've had some unseasonably cool weather that will be moderating tomorrow -- we've turned on the air conditioner tonight to get ahead of the curve -- but my poor computer. Although I've replaced the case fan, the CPU is still being toasty warm, even at idle. This suggests to me that I managed to crack the five-year-old thermal paste that carries the heat out from the CPU into the stock heat sink that came with the chip.

Well, if I'm going to all of the trouble of popping off the heat sink, cleaning off the old thermal paste, and putting on new, I may as well get a better heat sink. And so I've ordered one, which should arrive next week.

And then maybe I'll be able to close up the case.

And maybe I'll try overclocking the CPU a bit. :)
Tags: computers, home, musings, tech
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