Replacing the thermal compound between the CPU and the heatpipes of the cooling solution often results in far cooler temperatures and sometimes higher performance. Lets find out more.
First of all my 10 Gigabit connection is still working. Over the last year I used varying linux kernels between 3.18 and 4.0. But in terms of features those kernels are over 2 years old. Therefore this post deals with the issues from last time concerning kernel releases 4.1 and greater.
Since a few people didn’t like the original brownish color of the Noctua fans in the front, I redid this part. After disassembly, I only coated both frames with matt black paint, let it dry and put it back together.
This project took many weekends over this summer. Originally I wanted to do a build log over this time to show its progress. But whenever I found time, I rather continued the casemod instead of writing here. At least I took many photos over this period of time to document its progress.
Finally I got my 10 Gigabit connection working. It took many hours scattered over two months. From the uncertainty that the used hardware may have a bug, over driver to linux kernel issues. But all in all is a 10 GBit home network worth it?