80 psi! Dang, lad!
Don't you get memory modules and graphics cards flying around? That's like a fire hose!
I wouldn't recommend THAT alexei_!
Last edited by QIII; April 23rd, 2012 at 08:46 PM.
I had a desktop computer that, after a couple of years, starting overheating. The only thing that did any good was getting a small fan from WalMart ($4.98 or something), removing one side cover and having the fan blow on the cpu whenever the computer was on. That worked for a couple more years until finally even that didn't work. I haven't a clue why. But, it is a pain but a thought particularly if the option is a new computer that is not in the budget.
I never use thermal paste. I just smooth each surface. Metal to metal contact has always proven best for me.
The problem with lapping is that unless you have very precise equipment (machining equipment), you will not get a surface flat to the tolerances you need. Doing it by hand will invariably lead to a convex surface. Furthermore, there will always be microscopic voids on the surface of the heat sink that preclude a perfect metal to metal mating. That means there will be air pockets. Thermal compound is not really a very good conductor of heat, but it is in the range of 100 times better than air.
Besides, a glass smooth HSF base may not be really necessary. The top of the CPU is not perfectly flat or smooth. If you lap it flat, you run the risk of destroying it.
Lapping a cylinder head by hand on a piece of float glass on a dead flat surface works because the surface of the head is large, the head is short compared to its surface area and it doesn't tip. The same is not true for a tall heat sink with a 1" square base.
I think lapping is at best a waste of time and at worst dangerous. A "metal to metal" HSF solution isn't metal to metal. It's some metal to metal and some metal to air, meaning it's less, rather than more, efficient.
This is quite an old thread, so I don't know whether anybody is still interested.
Anyway, I also suffered from unexpected shutdowns.
Windows XP worked OK, as well as a very old Ubuntu I had on another disk.
I couldn't find anything relevant in the logs.
H/W indicators like temperature, voltages etc all seemed OK. Also measured power supply voltages, ran motherboard diagnostics (from Windows).
Trying to figure out when the shutdown first occurred, I was starting to suspect a software update gone wrong.
And, indeed, after poking around a lot, dpkg told me that the package "apparmor" and a few related packages were incompletely configured. Removing and re-installing those seems to have solved the problem.
Wasn't easy because the system kept shutting down a few minutes after booting. I eventually booted SuperGrub from CD, asked it to boot an Ubuntu system, and then worked from there to remove apparmor.
before i red you message with the "critical ....". same hapened to some month ago a couple of times. my first idea was - oh same as my problem i had.
no message in /var/log just gone. looks like somebody execed the command "poweroff or halt".
i ain't got the heat message - no warning - tschup and away.
my problem (fixed by self) was not the system.i was the problem. after cleaning the fan - every thing is ok - since month.
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