Josh Carroll writes: > [...] > I'd recommend taking the heat sink off and seeing how the thermal > grease is spread on the CPU's head spreader and on the heatsink > itself. If it looks lopsided or extremely thick on one side of the CPU > package or extremely thin (to the point where you can still see the > sheen of the heatsink or heat spreader), then re-mount the heatsink > and try to make sure it's evenly distributing the pressure down on the > CPU package.
This is a Shuttle XPC box. I pulled the heatsink/cooler assembly and there didn't seem to be any obvious asymmetries in how the the grease was distributed. I swirled it around a bit, reassembled, and am seeing the same kind of spreads. Here's the machine pretty much idle dev.cpu.0.temperature: 44 dev.cpu.1.temperature: 28 Where top says: last pid: 1217; load averages: 0.02, 0.51, 0.43 up 0+00:14:57 13:49:47 52 processes: 1 running, 51 sleeping CPU: 0.0% user, 0.0% nice, 0.0% system, 0.2% interrupt, 99.8% idle Mem: 22M Active, 13M Inact, 95M Wired, 1788K Cache, 15M Buf, 3797M Free Swap: 4063M Total, 4063M Free A could of dd if=/dev/urandom etc... quickly pushes it up, but the delta remains: dev.cpu.0.temperature: 51 dev.cpu.1.temperature: 39 Top says: last pid: 1243; load averages: 0.98, 0.65, 0.48 up 0+00:16:07 13:50:57 54 processes: 3 running, 51 sleeping CPU: 0.4% user, 0.0% nice, 92.5% system, 0.0% interrupt, 7.1% idle Mem: 22M Active, 13M Inact, 95M Wired, 1788K Cache, 15M Buf, 3797M Free Swap: 4063M Total, 4063M Free g. _______________________________________________ firstname.lastname@example.org mailing list http://lists.freebsd.org/mailman/listinfo/freebsd-questions To unsubscribe, send any mail to "[EMAIL PROTECTED]"