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Old 04-07-2009, 08:19 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Dropped my temps ~8c by simply cleaning my computer out!

Just a reminder for anybody that hasn't done this in a while but cleaning out the dust from your computer really helps temps. Its been a while since I've cleaned mine but it wasn't super dirty. However I ran orthos for 15 minutes before and 15 minutes after and the max temp went down 8c! Which was a lot more than I was expecting.

So in short make sure your computer is clean on the inside.
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i need to clean my out..super badly. like an inch of dust on EVERYTHING eww
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Default Re: Dropped my temps ~8c by simply cleaning my computer out!

To add to this PSA, cleaning out means pulling those vid cards and giving them some special attention beyond just the general computer spray, those little fins and fans will trap that stuff in there. I've gone through comps that are regularly cleaned out but when i pull that heat sink off the gpu it looks like a cat got sucked in and died in there.
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Default Re: Dropped my temps ~8c by simply cleaning my computer out!

Which goes back to the open case topic that was posted... Man that's funny stuff.
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