[ubuntu-uk] Diagnostics tools
rob at esdelle.co.uk
Sun Oct 3 15:48:41 BST 2010
On 03/10/10 13:09, javadayaz wrote:
> Rob. It is an and CPU.
> Should I disesemble..remove heatsink..apply cooling..shall I try this?
If you're confident in doing this then yes. What I have done in the
past with old heatsinks is dust them off, take the fan off and clean it
as best as I can then soak the heatsink in hot water with a bit of
washing up liquid which removes more dust. Then try it off on the
radiator for a little while, then clean the heatsink surface with a bit
of brasso or heatsink cleaner.
Use a bit of heatsink cleaner on the CPU too to clean off any old
compound and then apply a thin layer of compound to the heatsink.
Ideally I'd suggest using the silver stuff. Arctic Silver is great (but
a pain to clean off things if you get it on anything other than the
heatsink). Coolermaster or Asaka heatsink compound isn't too bad
either. If you haven't got a card to spread it, try using something
like an old store card or something.
Hopefully this should make a bit of difference. Also probably a good
idea to dust off the rest of the components. A clean paint brush and a
can of air duster can help (or blowing it yourself can also do a
reasonable ish job).
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