Posted 05 June 2010 - 11:12 AM
I have an E-machines (dont laugh) T6528, most parts have been upgraded, but the motherboard and chip (Athlon 64 3500+) are original.
I came across a blog story once about thermal compound, and how the OEMs, and especially the "discount" brands, were using the compound incorrectly, either too much, or too little. Not to mention, they were also using the lower quality paste. They also did tests and showed that the "premium" thermal pastes were many times more effective, and had chips running at substantially lower temps. Unfortunatly, i cannot find the post again to link to or to get full information.
Being that I am working on 6 year old hardware, would you guys recommend getting some/applying of the "premium" thermal compound?
To be clear, I am not expierencing any problems. Ihave noticed the fan starting to spin up a bit more than before, but performance is actually great for such an old board and chip.
Thanks in advance for your thoughts.