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Offline Ah.hell

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Re: PC build assistance
« Reply #30 on: December 15, 2016, 05:04:16 PM »
The single most important thing when building your own system is to be disciplined about static electricity and not discharging on vulnerable microcircuits.

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IDK, the only time I had any trouble that might have been related to static discharge was the first one I built, when I was assiduous about control of static discharge.  Maybe, I've just been lucky. 

On a possibly related not, the system I built about 4 years ago worked fine for 2ish years until I moved and now it constantly over heats.   Any ideas what might cause this?  I mostly stopped using it prior to the overheating problem so its not been a high priority. 
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Re: PC build assistance
« Reply #31 on: December 15, 2016, 06:44:30 PM »
Have you tried to blow everything out with canned air?
Sometimes dust will accumulate.
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Re: PC build assistance
« Reply #32 on: December 15, 2016, 07:30:32 PM »
The single most important thing when building your own system is to be disciplined about static electricity and not discharging on vulnerable microcircuits.

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IDK, the only time I had any trouble that might have been related to static discharge was the first one I built, when I was assiduous about control of static discharge.  Maybe, I've just been lucky. 

On a possibly related not, the system I built about 4 years ago worked fine for 2ish years until I moved and now it constantly over heats.   Any ideas what might cause this?  I mostly stopped using it prior to the overheating problem so its not been a high priority.
If the stock thermal goop dried up it might have cracked and created an air gap between you heat sink and motherboard.  This can be fixed by removing the heat sink, cleaning both surfaces, and re applying a thin layer of thermal grease.
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Re: PC build assistance
« Reply #33 on: December 15, 2016, 07:52:59 PM »
I should really do the same but it is a pain in the neck to remove my CPU fan.
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