Post by simnettpratt on Nov 17, 2020 12:58:06 GMT -5
So I posted a while back that I was using toothpaste as thermal cooler on my rusty old AMD dual-core at 3.4MHz, and when reapplying it because it dries out, the CPU had stuck to my heatsink before I unlocked it and pulled a pin off. My post was to say that happily I had found the pin with a magnifying glass, got it back in it's hole in the socket, and the CPU was working with the loose pin.
I told my brother-in-law, and he bought me a new quad-core at 3.8, but I was still in danger of the toothpaste pulling a pin off.
Ron said he would send some real thermal paste, and he didn't send me a half used tube he had lying around, but bought a brand new tube of Arctic Silver 5, so I wouldnt be in danger of killing my computer with the toothpaste.
It arrived, but the new chip at it's higher frequency was running a bit hot on the crappy stock cooler, peaking at 72°, when it's max temperature is 74°.
Ron went to Amazon and bought me a spiffy aftermarket cooler, then decided my one poor stick of RAM was lonely, so also bought me another 4GB of memory.
Bottom line is I got the cooler and memory yesterday, and my max temps dropped from 72 to 40!!! I'd have been happy with 65 or so, but 40. Now I have the thing overclocked to 4.3, and the hottest I can get it is 47°, which is a very happy CPU.
All thanks to Ron, for doubling my memory and allowing me to soup up my main chip and giving it long life. Thanks dude; major quality of life improvement over here.
Post by simnettpratt on Nov 17, 2020 16:28:14 GMT -5
Assuming C° in OP?
Yep. 74°C, the limit of the CPU, and when it starts throttling and melting, is 165°F. Just managed to get it to a still really cool and happy 50C (122F) under heavy load for twenty minutes clocked to 4.3GHz. Very happy.
I should point out that Ron already sent me two years worth of the pills I have to take every day. Just don't tell him those toroid inductors aren't chips of RAM.