CPU heating!

Graeme Dargie arab at tangerine-army.co.uk
Mon Feb 14 18:30:26 UTC 2011

-----Original Message-----
From: Chris Rees [mailto:utisoft at gmail.com] 
Sent: 14 February 2011 10:11
To: Mario Lobo
Cc: FreeBSD
Subject: Re: CPU heating!

On 13 Feb 2011 23:06, "Mario Lobo" <mlobo at digiart.art.br> wrote:
> Hi;
> I am following 8-CURRENT AMD64. I have a Phenom II 955. Up to the 3rd week
> January, I had 8-STABLE.  Idle CPU temp was 42~44 C (which is already not
> excellent, i know) and full load would never go above 60 C (compiling VBox
> from KDE, for instance).
> After updating to 8.2-PRERELEASE, my temps now are:
> idle:not less than 48 C
> full load (same above conditions): it reached 65.5 C with peaks of 66 C!.
> Was there any big change between these versions that could be causing
> --

You need to replace the thermal grease on your processor? It goes hard and
loses effectiveness. I recommend Arctic Silver 5.

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Sorry to jump in, yes I would agree about Artic Silver 5, while researching the topic of thermal compounds I discovered that it takes approx 200 hours of being used before AS5 will start to operate at its peak.


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