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superklye
12-08-04, 06:58 PM
So my CPU had been gradually rising in temperature to the point of it idling around 55C these last few days. Not good, especially since it had been around 37-39 for a while before this. I thought it was just the heat being on in the house now, or something.

Well, my NEC-3500A came today and I opened the case to put it in. THERE WAS DUST EVERYWHERE! The reason my temps got so high was because the heatsink was so clogged with dust! I cleaned it up and am back down to 37C. :)

betterdan
12-08-04, 07:24 PM
You filthy creep. Clean it up! ;)

superklye
12-08-04, 08:07 PM
You filthy creep. Clean it up! ;)
*is embarassed*

I didn't think it had gotten that bad!

netviper13
12-08-04, 08:40 PM
That is the one major reason I'm still trying to decide on for whether or not I want to buy the Lian Li PC-V1000 case. It is teh sexy, but all those damn holes in the front scare the bejeezus out of me when it comes to dust.

Riptide
12-08-04, 09:44 PM
Excess dust also tends to cause fan noise and can ruin bearings. I've seen helpdesk calls @ work about fan noise that were fixed just by taking some canned air to the thing and chasing the bunnies out of it. :)