I have a 500W FSP, connected through an Infosec block with surge protection, so I've taken precautions after my last PSU died.
It's a 2.8 Ghz single core P4 on a 775 socket.
I have the great inconvenience of living in Europe. Unfortunately, there is no cheap hardware here That's why I'm trying to make my old system work better for a while until I can upgrade.
Thermal interface material? As in, the paste? I suspect it's no older than one or two years since I last took my pc for maintenance. But I suppose even that's too old. I guess I can go to a friend to assist removing the MB. Thanks! ^^
Last thing... about the case fans. Should I fill up all 4 slots, or will it be too much for the time being? My videocard is a gf6600 with a tiny snowflake so does not heat up so much. I'm also confused why the side slot is directly over the cooler. Is that for an additional fan to force air into it?