Looking for Knowledge wrote:When drunk.....
I want to have sex, but find I am more likely to be shot down than when I am sober.
Heiwashin wrote:You might want to point out ambient temperatures.
Flying Fox wrote:Did you use IBT a year ago when you ran "CPU stress tests" a year ago?
Flying Fox wrote:Also was there any change in the airflow dynamics, like a new video card?
Heiwashin wrote:On the other hand, the cpu would most likely still last many years at those full load temps, and would cause no problems if it doesn't already.
InTeGeR13 wrote:Flying Fox wrote:Also was there any change in the airflow dynamics, like a new video card?
The new video card is not in yet. Noticed that dust has accumulated inside the case and on the case fans. I will use compressed air over the weekend.
shank15217 wrote:74 degrees is not ok, clean your heatsink and reseat with good thermal paste. Use a good thermal paste cleaner first. Arctic Silver makes a good set.
InTeGeR13 wrote:A long pending update - I finally got to applying Arctic Silver 5 on my processor yesterday. After a long nervous wait (thanks to a single long beep, which I later realized was because of changing the video card), the machine was back on. I know that I have to wait around a week for the burn-in, but now, after 5 passes of Intel Burn Test, am getting 69C as the maximum.
Thanks to all the TR gerbils who provided their opinion in this thread.