Hoc Est Qui Sumus (discoflamingo) wrote,
Hoc Est Qui Sumus
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Mit Heatsinken Und Fanblasten Keine Spitzensparken

My heatsink (a Foxconn Socket A ljobber) works pretty well. Except the fan on it needs to be going full blast to cool it to 58°C, which I thought was a little hot. As it turns out, an Athlon XP 3200 has a maximum operating temperature of 85°C. This number seems ridiculous, but it is what it is. I wanted to do something quieter with what I had, and that meant a new heatsink.

So I got a Thermalright SI-97A heatsink. If you haven't seen one of these, they look like an aluminum Star Trek vessel. Adding a 92mm fan to it, and the temperature under load is at 52°C. This isn't really an accomplishment (OOH! 6 Degrees!), unless I can crank the CPU fan down to a bare minimum. This means fan controllers I don't have yet, but which are easy to obtain.

Then I thought, "I need to stress-test the computer, and start thermal cycling". Then I remembered that I run Gentoo, and promptly opened a terminal window and typed emerge -u world.
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