About 2-3 years ago, my computer had came to a full drag. The system was clean, no viruses, nothing, but for some reason running ANY game and almost any application(windows media player) was too much stress on the chip. I didnt undersand it. Finally,(dont know why it took me so long to call)like a year later, I decide to call and have a tech sent out. It turns out my CPU heatsink/fan had fallen off. So I was working this P4 1.8GHZ for a few years, running high end apps(just at an unbearable slow pace), and after the tech had cleaned this white gunky substance off the chip, and installed the heatsink/fan, it was running as if it were just bought.
Well, for the past few weeks my computer started its old habits. Couldnt run anything high end. Once again Im baffled, because this time the heatsink is in place. So I remove it, and there it was, that infamous white gunk! I scraped it all off, and once again, the computer acted brand new.
Is it heat residue? Whats causing it;Am I pushing my chip past its potential?
Edited by Jackler, 08 September 2005 - 02:59 AM.