Arctic silver 5
Posted 21 December 2005 - 08:23 PM
Posted 21 December 2005 - 10:28 PM
Yes, remove the heatsink and clean the cpu and heatsink with isoproply alcohol, then reapply following the directions on the artic silver website.
This condition you speak of could actually cause the cpu to run hoter or possible overheat in rare instances it can also cause the cpu to short.
Artic silver also makes a proctuct called atrtic clean witch is the preferred method of clean up but isoprpolyn alcohol will work.
Posted 21 December 2005 - 10:36 PM
Posted 22 December 2005 - 12:23 AM
Ive got another question: I always leave my computer 24/7, is this a good thing or not....i ve heard that turning the computer constantly on and off stresses the computer ...and leaving it on is the best bet...or am i confused ?
Posted 22 December 2005 - 09:38 AM
Its is designed to be turned on and off it wont cause any damage by turning it on and off, it can only receive additional stress if it is running very very hot and you then cool it very quickly but this is a rare circumstance and you would have to do it alot for there to be any damage and even at that the damage would be minor probably only cosmetic.
So turn it off when its not in use. Also using all that electricity with the computer doing nothing is highly wasteful and irresponsible. not to mention its costing you a fair bit of money.
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