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Old December 31, 2012, 06:02 PM
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My System Specs

Default success!

Well I opened her up and had a look. She was in pretty bad shape. Cleaned the Heatsink and fan and removed the old TIM. THe paste was rock hard on the NVidia chip and had deteriorated. Replaced with Arctic Silver 5. Now I can barely hear the fan spinning up. It's a night and day difference. I installed lm-sensors and it shows the cpu temps go from 30 at idle to 65 while watching a video. The fan is barely audible - I thought I had forgotten to plug it into the mainboard for a minute.

Lm-sensors didn't detect the sensor for the nvidia gpu. I'll have to maybe look into that later. So far I haven't experienced any lag on the desktop.

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