Random panics on new hardware

Jonathan Belson jon at witchspace.com
Thu Apr 29 12:20:23 BST 2004


> I can check that.  Although is it a good idea to remove the heatsink
> then put it back on?  Don't you need to get some thermal compound to

In my case I was okay, since my heatsink pad was still mostly intact :-)

You might be able to check heatsink contact without removing the heatsink
if you take out the motherboard - I've not tried this, though.

> replace the gunk that comes on it when you replace the heatsink?  If so
> I can easily buy some but I'll have to wait until it arrives...

It would be a good idea to have some around, just in case.



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