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CPU upgrade

Discussion in 'System Builder's Advice' started by JamesFairless, May 30, 2013.

  1. OneMoar

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    When I read this I ordered some arctic silver. I applied a half-pea size blob on the cpu and installed the heat-sink and fan. My laptop cpu cores sit at an avg 40c - 45c temperature and below 60c even under load. I adjusted the power settings so that the cpu can use less power if only surfing the net etc.

    I just loaded HWMonitor and both cores are at 44c.

    Also I have no frame lag now.

    Overall it's nice to be able to leave alone now that it works well. Updating the BIOS and using arctic silver are a must for anyone else considering cpu upgrades.

    I'll be sure to use this knowledge when I build my gaming pc - already got half the components; Using an am3+ socket board but installing am2+ cpu, as the motheboard bios needs updating for the am3+ cpus.


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