Too hot?

  staples printer cartridge 22:50 01 Jun 06

Just recently (last few days) my pc crashes a lot after a year of stability - it is usually when doing something intensive like gaming. So I just started up PCALERT 4 and it says my system temp is 43 and my CPU is 79-84. I am guessing this is too high but would appreciate a more expert opinion. If it is, what can I do about it?

  Fruit Bat /\0/\ 23:00 01 Jun 06

my CPU is 79-84.

YES too high, suprised you have not had some sort of siren alert sounding.

Clean / replace fan, try new heat sink compound on CPU (just a smooth smear across the surface) make sure all old compound is removed

  De Marcus™ 23:07 01 Jun 06

Probably a collection of dust impairing the heatsink, give it a good ole clean.

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