Re: CPU temperature
well, we did as the site told us to do, we put a little tiny bit in the center, and, well, the temp went THROUGH THE ROOF! rather than the idling 67C, it was 92C!
so we turned it back off, pulled the fan out, used isopropyl alcohol, cleaned the cpu and the heatsink off copmletely.
this time, however, we put the paste on the heat sink, and we made quite a few more drops on it, however they were all smaller than the original one we did last time.
when we booted the system up, we were pleasently suprised with a temperature of 49C.
at full load, it reaches 67C (the same temp it used to idle at! lol)
the fan we ordered should be here soon, and it will help quite a bit.
the stock intel fan runs a mere 2100 rpm, where that fan we ordered can run from 1700-3500. The temp should go down ever more after we install that baby.
(after cleaning with the cpu with isopropyl alcohol and applying paste again, of coarse.)
thanks a load for the arctic silver recommendation, I am very impressed with how well it worked, and to hear that it will continue to cool my cpu down even more is also nice to hear.