Hardware issue (once again)

David Fletcher dave at thefletchers.net
Mon Jul 4 16:42:54 UTC 2011

On Mon, 2011-07-04 at 07:16 -0500, Jordon Bedwell wrote:
> On 7/4/2011 6:53 AM, Curt Tresenriter wrote:
> > @ED
> > The proc came with whatever AMD uses for thermal paste already on the 
> > heat sink. Thought I'd leave well enough alone.
> Low end fan and heatsink and low end thermal paste.  I would suggest you
> replace both.  You can get a decent one for about $20-$30.  Maybe even less.
> Might I suggest some of that artic silver love mmmm...hmmmm

I'd make the same sort of suggestion about processors as I did about
graphics cards - do you really need a high end one? I bought an OEM
packaged so-called energy efficient AMD X2 I think it's called, and this
OCZ heatsink that somebody said was good. Turned out to be a massive
aluminium vanes on copper rods affair with a nice big fan that turns
slowly enough to be inaudible and the whole thing runs almost cold. The
PSU is an Antec Earthwatts 80+ job and I really can't feel any heat in
the exhaust air.


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