Solved pentium D heating problem

December 7, 2011 at 01:09:26
Specs: Windows XP
hello guys, my pentium d processor was working fine until i thought of removing the dust from the heat sink,,
i removed the fan and cleaned the dust and after it was done,,
i started my pc and it showed temp above 80 degrees....
and sometimes it reaches to 104 degrees...
can anyone help finding me what went wrong...?

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December 7, 2011 at 01:26:03
Did you use new thermal compound when you replaced the heatsink? And are you sure that it is firmly clipped in place?

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December 7, 2011 at 04:02:41
i m pretty sure it is clipped well but i don't use the thermal compound... :o

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December 7, 2011 at 05:14:37
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"i don't use the thermal compound"

There's your problem. You MUST use it & you MUST apply it correctly. The method for the Pentium D is the "horizontal line". Here's the instructions from Arctic Silver:

You don't have to use Arctic Silver paste, any brand will do. Radio Shack sells "Heatsink Grease" for about $3 a tube:

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December 7, 2011 at 16:07:50
Just make sure to remove all old compound with rubbing alcohol and the edge of an old credit card (no metal).

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.

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