Well I just did a Ultimate Massive Cleanup of my System today (Removed every single thing in the PC and even dismantled the CPU Case Itself) I cleaned it and Replace the Stuff back + Made the Wires Hidden to increase Airflow. Now As part of cleaning I even removed the Cooling Fan of my Crappy GPU GeForce 6600 LE. It has this small fan and I took it out and cleaned it. When I opened it I saw the GPU Core and see some sponge there and some white gluey stuff which is probably the thermal paste of it. So I took the Fan and cleaned it and removed the White Paste on the Fan but NOT on the GPU Core.
Now when I put everything back and started the PC It all went good and the PC got quiet (due to removing of dusts) I hear no problem but then I cannot literally hear anything on the PC (Sound Card was loose) So I had to open it again and tighten up. Now while tightening it up I noticed the GPU is VERY Hot (even the Cooling FAN). The thing is that I runned the PC in less than 5 mins only.
Now my problem/question is:
by me removing the Thermal Paste on the Fan made the GPU more prone to overheating?
Should I buy a Thermal Paste and apply on the GPU? And what Thermal Paste Brand is best?
Will my GPU Overheat even if I am not running any games on it or when its idle? (I only run FF4, iTunes, Photoshop CS5 and etc. but NO Games)
Well its me, the same guy that was having a problem with the CPU like last time. well its really starting to slow everything down on my system. I think its dying but I don't know if it is. I am using a Intel Pentium Dual Core E220 @ 2.2 Ghz. I am using the standard Intel CPU Cooler and I just found out that my CPUs Temp is 65 Degree Celsius Hot and it was not even on load. It was in BIOS and it gets hot like that. Now I want to know if this is normal on this kind of CPU and this kind of Cooler because I think its pretty hot even on idle time. This PC is getting really slow because of the CPU but I cannot replace it just yet since I cannot afford to buy an new CPU and I was planning to buy a whole new System but having same money issues. is there any cause on this like maybe lack of thermal compound or a burnt out CPU or even a dying CPU since this was my CPU since 2008 until now. Haven't actually opened my PCs inside now for a while since I have no time removing all the wires and taking it out.
Please don't recommend in getting a new CPU/PC because like I said, I can't afford to buy one right now. Thanks!
Microsoft continues to keep Windows 8 details under a tight lid, and certainly, so far even managed to not have the actual bits of the operating system leaked in the wild.
Some information did find its way out of Redmond, and users got a very frugal taste of what the next major iteration of the Windows client will bring to the table.
At the end of January 2011, the first screenshots from an early development milestone of Windows 8 were leaked.
The images are depicting two steps in the installation process of Windows vNext, courtesy of Zukona.
There isn’t anything tangible about the successor of Windows 7 revealed in the screenshots, with the exception of an unofficial confirmation that work is moving ahead on Windows 8, and that the software giant is broadening the tester pool, providing the bits to more early adopters.
According to a new screenshot from Zuko (via Neowin), Windows 8 reached Build 6.2.7926.0.winmain_win8m2.110211-1159 last week.
The Build String reveals that this particular interim Build of Windows 8 was compiled on February 11th, 2011.
Sources close to the Redmond company reveal that Windows 8 is expected to hit Milestone 3 sometime in March 2011.
In this regard, Windows vNext planning indicates that the same overall development milestones as for Windows 7 will be used.
Namely, early adopters should be receiving the first Beta Build in the second half of 2011, certainly after M3 is released and tested thoroughly.
Windows 8 Beta is bound to be the first public testing milestone of the next generation of Windows, but of course, all information comes from third-parties, with Microsoft having not offered official confirmation of a timetable for the OS.
The software giant did demo an early Build of Windows 8 at the 2011 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES 2011), focusing on support for system-on-a-chip architectures, including ARM systems.
Windows 8 is expected to be finalized by the end of 2012, and released no later than early 2013.
We already had the chance to take a look at various concept mobile phones that would expand the capabilities of a regular handset beyond the traditional limits, and a new such device is now available for your viewing pleasure.
The most interesting feature of this device would be the fact that it can be transformed in a small tablet PC, which would make it fit for more than just usual phone usage.
Dubbed Triptych, this is an LG concept device that comes from designer Edward Hale (via Concept-Phones).
The handset would sport a foldable design, with two auxiliary touchscreen displays included into the mix in addition to the main screen.
When unfolded, these screens would join together in a larger display, making the device resemble tablet PC, better fit for reading books, watching movies, or surfing the Internet.
The handset would run under an operating system that could offer support for both phone and tablet modes, and dual boot capabilities might also be an option.
Of course, since this is only a concept design, we can imagine that the handset would run under one of the most popular platforms today, such as Android, Symbian or Windows Phone.
However, it might be a long time before we would actually see one such device launched on shelves, that's for sure.
We should note that this is not the first time we've seen a this kind of foldable phone concept. The latest one came from Interaction Designer Kristian Ulrich Larsen, in the form of a three-screen phone able to turn into a tablet or to run a different app on each screen.
However, with today's mobile market sliding towards putting smartphones and smaller tablets on the same row, chances are that phone makers would actually take into consideration the possible launch of a device resembling Triptych (a dual screen tablet was already released).
In the meantime, have a look at the images available with this LG concept phone, available on the designer's website here.
On Friday, Finnish mobile phone maker Nokia and Redmond-based software giant Microsoft announced officially a partnership aimed at putting the Windows Phone OS on Nokia devices, and the first possible fruits of this agreement allegedly emerged in a series of leaked photos.
In all fairness, these are not final products, but merely conceptual devices, it seems, though similar handsets might actually arrive on shelves during the ongoing year or the next.
However, since these are only concept phones, nothing is certain on how the retail hardware would look like, and only an official announcement would be able to shed some light on the matter.
Although the two companies announced the upcoming availability of Nokia handsets powered by Windows Phone, a specific date for when they might be released was not unveiled.
While info on the Nokia Windows Phone smartphones lacks as well, Engadget says that these images would indeed be real, and that they show what the two companies have been working on until now.
These concept devices would put together elements inherited from Nokia's latest Symbian^3 handsets (N8, C7), as well as design features specific to Windows Phone 7, such as the three physical buttons.
As stated above, since nothing is official or confirmed on the matter, we should wait for a formal announcement to be made before drawing conclusions on how would Nokia Windows Phone devices look like.
In the meantime, we should note that, although Nokia announced that it planned on transitioning its Symbian phones to Windows Phone, older handsets wouldn't be upgraded to the new platform.
Moreover, during the next few years, we should see a range of new Symbian smartphones launched on shelves as well, along with Windows Phone handsets from Nokia.
The Finnish giant will work on both platforms, but will focus mainly on Windows Phone, and will eventually kill Symbian while launching Windows Phone devices at various price points.
What remains to be seen is how fast Nokia and Microsoft would manage to bring the first Nokia Windows Phone handsets on the market, so keep an eye on this area for more info on the matter.