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Dell Optiplex 3040 - 84c under load - will fresh thermal paste help??

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5 years 2 weeks ago #1 by Martin


Today we are looking at Martin's current daily machine. Bought as a stop gap between builds its now been around for 3 months! The machine is a Dell OptiPlex 3040 but quite a rare one given that it left the factory with an Intel Core i7-6700 3.4GHz Quad Core. The machine idles quite happily at under 30c and even under moderate daily use rarely ventures over 30c.

HOWEVER... When the machine is loaded up for a period of time at 100% CPU Usage, temperatures are venturing up into the 80's! so today we look at replacing the stock thermal paste, will this bring things back into line?

WE FIND OUT.

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4 years 11 months ago #2 by SpruceGuy
Cosy running machine! Comes close to Project V8 running at that temps youll be switching off your heating soon haha!

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4 years 11 months ago #3 by Martin
The difference is project v8 runs hot as hell at idle its a proper space heater!

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