Hi everyone, Seems like I’ve been pretty busy. Well soon after I got my new router, my PC’s chipset on the DFI LanParty NF4 Ultra-D started going south and making an annoying noise. Seeing as how a bunch of people have replaced this annoying fan with an Evercool VC-RE I decided it was time I did the same. As you can see the cooler fits nicely and does an awesome job as far as cooling. I saw temp drops from 44-46C all the way down to 30C …this thing is a miracle for $7! Simply adding Arctic Silver 5 and this fan did wonders! Also while I had the case open I decided to also reapply my thermal compound under the Heatsink. The new way of applying it to dual core and quads allow for it to cool even more. Doing this I also saw my temps drop down to 27C …very nice.
This should definitely hold me over until I build my next rig later this year. I simply want to wait until the Yorktown’s and the beefed up Core2 Quads get better and better.
Router Update: Seeing as how I almost toasted my router less than a week ago, I was a little adamant about flashing it again.. DD-WRT RC-6 is successfully running on it and I LOVE it.