By: Tillmann (IP: 84.57.4.*)
Written on: 12-01-2005 01:23
is that 82° Celsius or Fahrenheit? 82°C is definitely too high. 82 Fahrenheit would be unusually low, though
The heatsinks Intel ships are good and should be sufficient for the CPU. Therefore, check the following:
- Is the heatsink properly installed? It should be pressed with high force against the CPU.
- Is the inside of your case too hot? If you were upgrading your system from a slower CPU, you might also have to upgrade your case cooling. The CPU you have is a real power hog.
You can also improve cooling by removing the thermal pad carefully from the heatsink, and using high quality thermal compound instead.
By: Doug (IP: 80.229.147.*)
Written on: 14-01-2005 20:06
Removed Intel compound as per your notes, and reseated with silver paste. Brought down the temp to 40oC.
Thanks for your advice.