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Old 30th January 2016, 1:48 PM   #16
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Finally got around to doing something about this.
Went to MSY (in Gelnorchy)) and bought some Noctua NT-H! compound.($11)
Cleaned up the CPU and cooler surface with a little isopropyl alcohol - the old compound was crumbly and dry. Put a thin smear of NT-H1 on the CPU surface and refitted the cooler.

System fired up OK - which is good.
Has the same CPU temperature - which is bad.

Playing a Youtube video or running Sketchup under a VM sees the temperature start to climb to 70 - which is where I've set the audible alarm.
Fan seems to be pulling a good amount of air and the fins are clear of dust. Next step will be to get a new cooler.
I've checked all the voltages with the monitor software (Linux based) as well as with a multimeter, all seem within spec.

EDIT: I took a break for a couple of hours to play around with the XYZ-Carve and now the system seems to have settled down, temperature wise. Currently sitting on 47. When I fire up Sketchup or Youtube, it only goes up to about 54 after 10 minutes or so.
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Old 8th September 2016, 12:07 AM   #17
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I know this is an old thread but as I've finally installed a new CPU cooler, I thought I'd post an update.
System has been working but any serious number crunching (2+2 type of stuff), the temperature started to rise quickly. I did get an over temperature alarm occasionally which I solved by not doing any real processing.

Monday I bought a Noctua NH-U14S which I carefully checked on the Noctua site to make sure it would not interfere with memory, add on cards etc with my motherboard (Gigabyte 870GPA). I should have paid more attention to the height as despite the super large case I have, it wouldn't fit without leaving a side off. Went back to MSY today and swapped it for a Noctua NH-L12, a dual fan. low profile model. Dead easy to install and quiet!
Current CPU temperature is around 31 whereas previously, it sat around 50.
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Old 8th September 2016, 5:12 PM   #18
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Now that's a nice improvement
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Old 22nd September 2016, 6:13 PM   #19
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Just installed a couple of Noctua case fans, 120mm and 92mm.
Do they ever make a difference to the noise level! Not sure what effect they will have on cooling but it has to be better than the single, 8 year old, 120mm fan that was in there - not sure if it was still running.
Well worth the $55.
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