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Old 12-10-2005, 12:24 PM   #11 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Neverender
I'm a web designer, so I'm running some pretty hefty apps all day long. Photoshop and Dreamweaver never get shutdown and I normally have my mail client and browser open all day as well.
I ment Anti Virus and spyware programs.

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Old 12-10-2005, 05:04 PM   #12 (permalink)
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I use AVG and Ad-Aware.

Anyway, I went out and spent $100 on fans. Threw in another 120mm case fan into the front, replaced the stock Intel CPU fan with a Zalman CPU fan/heatsink. Also cleaned up the cables. At first boot, my CPU was running at 21*. After playing F.E.A.R. for half an hour with all settings maxed and getting over 50 FPS the entire time, it was at 35*. Needless to say, the temperature was most definitely the issue.

Oh, and the results from the Counter Strike Source benchmarks - a constant 115-118 FPS!

I uploaded a photo of my rig after installing the new fans and cleaning up the cables, so you all can check it out.

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