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Apologies, but... your friends don't know what they're talking about. Your CPU speed does not directly limit disk transfer speed (not since we got away from PIO modes on Parallel ATA). This page shows that your machine has a 6 Gbit/s SATA interface. Every 550 MB/s SSD I can find also has a 6 Gbit/s SATA interface. So, your machine will not limit the SSD's ...


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Realistically, although 65 degrees is hot, it isn't an indication of something going wrong. The best thing you can do is check the CPU fan to ensure that it's functioning, that there isn't an excessive amount of dust on it and that it's seated in the socket properly. If you want to go one step further, you can remove the heatsink and reapply the thermal ...


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You should really monitor the temperature in Windows when it's doing something that matters, using something like CoreTemp (watch out for bundled crapware) or SpeedFan. The latter also allows you to control fan speeds on some machines. 65'c on it's own is not "wrong". It could well be designed to constantly run at 65'c. The Lenovo Yoga for example, does ...


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Intel site says thermal solutions for Boxed IntelĀ® Desktop Processors ship with the TIM already applied to the bottom of the fan-heatsink in a 3-bar application. However for the lack of information in your question I would suggest you to refer to Intel Processor Installation Center


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The orangy thing if it is a square like below, is a thermal heat transfer pad (sil-pad), used in many applications instead of paste. It also can be gray colored and is a silicone thermal heat transfer material. It is preapplied for easy, goof-proof assembly. All of the boxed i5, i7 and Xeon processors I've used in the past 4 years use this instead of ...



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