When building or repairing a PC, many of us make mistakes that appear to be “newbies”, even if they are also careless at the time. Things we do or don’t do, even for expert users, like what happened to a PC gamer who forgot to remove an element in his new CPU, which runs at high and dangerous temperatures.
According to the player named JawnsonBit in a Reddit post, he had the intention of easily changing his CPU cooler, but as sometimes happens, his enthusiasm to improve this part of his PC led him to forget the remove the cooler. cooler protective film. A small oversight brought an Intel CPU to reach 100 degrees, but not noticing the reason, he surfed the Internet trying to find answers.
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He thought it was because of the thermal paste
In the post he indicated that he “heard good things about the Scythe Fuma 3”, the new cooler he installed on the CPU of his PC, but he wondered “why my temperature is so high when just browse.” Something in which he himself responded by saying “here”, leaving a photo where you can see that he did not remove this little protection.
Small piece of plastic that is on the bottom of many new fans, that even has a warning telling you to remove it before installation. And if you look closely at the picture shared by the gamer, his Scythe Fuma 3 also has this warning, which he clearly did not follow and that is the reason why it did not work well.
In addition, in the picture you can see that it is full of thermal paste, which is one of the possible reasons that the user thinks can generate high temperatures. But when the fan was removed to check if he had put the paste correctly, he found this intermediate sheet, which affected the heat loss. The error resulted in insufficient cooling of the CPU, which for good was detected in time, before its processor suffered from high temperatures.
You should always read the instructions
After getting this page, the temperature dropped from 100 to between 30 and 40 degrees, while the PC was inactive. The temperatures you can get from the first minute you put in your new cooler, if you take the time to review the instructions for its use.
A piece of advice that we have to share in this story, because even if you are an expert in building and repairing PCs, it never hurts to follow the instructions for new hardware. Even if it’s a piece you’ve changed several times.
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