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PART 8 : CPU COOLING SOLUTION FOR MY HOME LAB ON VMWARE WORKSTATION

June 26, 2016 09:02AM

After purchasing and building my lab everything was going smooth, except I found CPU is getting very hot and reaching above and staying at 60 Celsius constantly when I was powering on VMs and putting loads (Due to this I had to stop VMs each time to deal with Temparature). Even thought there is no load I found CPU temperature is around 40-45 C in the normal usage. As this can cause slowness and hung issue later, I decided to purchase good CPU cooler, After going through and verifying different coolers I wanted to go with Liquid CPU cooler but I found it to much costly, almost doubling or tripling the price of normal Air cooler. I was little skeptical about Air CPU cooler at first, as I am using the default one came with AMD CPU and its not doing its job good. but after reading many reviews, I took decision and purchased Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 Tower Type with 4 Heat Pipe Universal CPU Cooler (PC), To my amaze when I opened it and saw it was almost triple the size of normal generic CPU Cooler and has used copper pipe used in the heat sink which cools much faster also due to its size. CPU Cooler Deepcool GAMMAXX 400 Tower Type

As this is universal cooler it can fit and suitable for any motherboard and CPU type, For Asus mother board I have used only parts shown in the above screenshots, CPU cooler in the extreme left of screenshot, clamps shown in yellow arrow, Screws and thermal paste, Once you fix the clamp on CPU cooler apply little thermal paste on CPU, just attach the cooler as you put generic one. Detailed instruction has been given at the back of box. After putting it on my CPU when I fired up multiple VMs and CPU load, Temperature was not reaching 30 C, and staying below only of it . My investment was successful and at very low price 2,350.00 INR (34.62 $ US).

Below is the screenshot even though I am running multiple VMs my CPU is very cool. 

PART 1 : BUILDING AND BUYING GUIDE IDEAS FOR VMWARE LAB
PART 2 : BUILDING AND HARDWARE BUYING GUIDE IDEAS FOR VMWARE LAB
PART 3 : MY VSPHERE LAB CONFIGURATION ON VMWARE WORKSTATION
PART 4 : CONFIGURING VMWARE WORKSTATION NETWORKING IN HOME LAB
PART 5 : CONFIGURING STORAGE IN VMWare WORKSTATION FOR OPTIMAL SPEED
PART 6 : CONFIGURE VMWARE WORKSTATION TO SAVE SSD SPACE AND TIME
PART 7 : CREATING NESTED VMWARE ESXI SERVER VM IN HOMELAB ON VMWARE WORKSTATION
PART 8 : CPU COOLING SOLUTION FOR MY HOME LAB ON VMWARE WORKSTATION

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