Originally Posted by zmatt
You need to be more specific than that.
What make model cpu?
if Its 5 years old and 3ghz im going to go out on a limb here and say its a pentium 4. P4s run very hot. 56C is not out of the realm of possibility. That's still not good though.
A new HSF would go a long way, but we may not need that. Is your pc a dell by any chance? I know that they had some really bad cooling setups for P4's. If it is then it could be passively cooled, or semi actively cooled. That's never good especially with a cpu that is known to run hot.
sorry for the lack of info, been extremely busy.
Yes its P4 and yes its a dreaded dell, i really aint to keen on buying new bits for it as im building new pc in the near future. Just praying it keeps running till after christmas.
Just wondered if theres anything i can do mean time to help it out.
Already had it crash on me once after cleaning it.
I will post full system spec when i get back tonight