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#1 derek.ellis

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 12:55 AM

Hey Folks, i havent been on here in a few months

So tonight i decided to replace my CPU thermal Grease. I have never done it in the three years i have had my system.

I have a Dell Insprion 530s, with an Intel Core 2 Duo E4600 CPU.

So, after i replaced the grease, i run the program called SANDRA, and it shows how hot my CPU runs at.

SANRDA lists it currently at 27C, which is only about 80F? Is this right? I dont recall CPU temperatures runing that LOW? I though that CPU's run about 80 or 90C, but 27 to me seems incredibly low.

I did not check it to see what the temperature was before, but i do notice that there is practially NO heat coming out of the side vents.

Could it be that a fresh coat of thermal grease could provide a dramatic drop in CPU temperature?

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 01:19 AM

Do you know what was the temperature before you reapplied thermal paste? But the temperature is all fine.

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#3 derek.ellis

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 01:23 AM

No i dont know what is was running before, i wish i had checked. I checked it again right before this post, is now running at 32C. A slight increase.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 01:39 AM

There is really no need to worry about it.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 08:16 AM

Thats nothing to be concerned about, in fact thats good, especially if you have aftermarket cooling, its nothing to be worried about. My AMD quad cure idles at 28 degrees C, wont go over 37 C under load. So thats really good what you got, running cool is a good thing. If your worried that your program isnt reporting accurate temperatures, you can use another temperature monitoring program such as speedfan to double check your results.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 09:31 AM

thanks for the replies

Im not that worried about the temperature, i was just a bit shocked how it seemed to be runing lower than before.

Would it be best to say that Thermal grease is like "antifreeze" for your comptuer? just like a car, fresh antifreeze will help your engine run cooler?

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 10:39 AM

What thermal grease does is make a firm contact between the CPU die, and the heatsink. The metal on both, even though it seems smooth, is not smooth, and if put on by themselves will not cool your CPU adequatly, in fact it can cause it to overheat. What that thermal grease does is fill in the cracks so to speak to allow even connection, and allow the heat to transfer. thats why you dont want to little, or to much. To little grease, and it will have the same or worse effect as none at all, and to much will actually act as insulation, and the heat won't transfer through it, again, causing it to overheat. As far as replacing, the default stuff that many OEM manufacturers and what usually comes on heatsinks, will harden overtime which will have an adverse affect. That is why, on any heatsink I buy I clean off the factory stuff and replace with arctic silver 5, and any time, and I do mean any time a heatsink is removed, from either a custom or OEM computer, it is best to clean off all the old compound and replace it.

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Posted 12 May 2011 - 10:13 PM

i clean out my case once a year, i have 4 cats, and lots of fur. Every time i do my cleaning i am going to reapply a fresh coat of thermal grease

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Posted 13 May 2011 - 01:00 AM

That's not really necessary unless you physically took of the cpu cooler.

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