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January 9th, 2004


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11:40 pm
hmmm.

[geexor]
My system is a 1ghz athlon tbird.
decided to clean out my heatsink, because I haven't done it since I installed the thing, which has been about 2.5 years now.
Just for shits and giggles, took some temperature readings before cleaning.
51c when idleing.

removed a cubic inch of dust and hair from the cpu (cats). a cubic freakin inch! and this is a stock amd heatsink, not some monster thermaltake or something.
Cleaned up, rebooted. my idle temp was now 46c.
dropped 5 degrees just by cleaning out the dust. heh.

Decided to push the sucker a bit, worse comes to worst I use my laptop till I replace a burnt chip.
idle at 1.1ghz was 51, same as 1ghz was before cleaning.
Pushed it up to 1.2ghz, fastest my Mobo will let me go, haven't broken 60c on a load test.

i just got a free processor upgrade!

[/geexor]
mood: cheerfulcheerful

(2 bits of drivel | babble incoherently)

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From:transplantgn
Date:January 9th, 2004 09:53 pm (UTC)
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I clean my heatsink out constantly cause I have on overclocked PIII(on my linux box) and my AMD has a monster Zalman copper heatsink it weights a full pound but my processor will never fry I had it on 333 FSB and X12 this is a 2800+ ...=) onyl a 5 degree temp increase lol
but I dont' need all that power....yet
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From:axessdenyd
Date:January 9th, 2004 11:18 pm (UTC)
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So how did you precisely measure the amount of dust? :-p

I should OC mine sometime, but I reall don't need it. 1.4 GHZ XP (or 1.7 as they call it) and I can so far run everything gamewise at 1600x1200 with all detail turned up with nary a hitch.

And really, the best benchmark is gaming, because I don't think Seti@Home is something I'll notice changes in.
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