[ILUG] Re: Sleeping Beauty ;(
g.gorman at ic.ac.uk
Tue Sep 19 15:08:22 IST 2000
Ok, this morning I got a big fat cooling fin+thermal paste+fan and put them in
place.....my machine has just fallen over on a compilation.....again. I'm
wondering if I have already damaged the processor. Is it time to give in?
Also....I have it now turned it down to 400MHz and its now able to calculate a
fft correctly....though now the processor is only running at 80% it's spec.
speed. Am I overacting to think that this is too flaky? Should I go back to the
seller and shake him until another processor falls out?
Gary McCloskey wrote:
> As others have suggested, thermal paste is a Good Thing. Those nice ppl in
> Maplin have a tube of the stuff for about ?2.50.
> Take care when applying it though - you want to end up with as /thin/ a film
> as you can manage. If applying by finger, rub a little vegetable oil on to
> the tip of your finger first, this stops the paste sticking to you instead
> of the chip.
> Also recheck the paste after a day or two - I found that it had settled into
> pools, and wasn't provding a consistant interface.
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