Heat

  birnie 13:46 16 Oct 03
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My P4, 2.4 gig system has just started to increase in temp. It use to show 50C, now it is 56C. Standard heat sink. PS temp shown in "magic health".

  The Spires 13:52 16 Oct 03

Have you had a look to see if the CPU fan is revolving ok? Are the case fans ok? Is there any obstruction at the rear of the Pc? The heatsink (fins) for the CPU can over time become so clogged with dust it can no longer transfer heat efficiently.

  Diemmess 16:54 16 Oct 03

The CPU fan may be whizzing round as normal but loses a great deal of its air-shifting potential when the blades have a build-up of fine dust.

If you have checked the cleanliness of the heat sink fins, do use a soft brush and leave the fan blades shiney clean as well.

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