CPU Overheating

By FlawlessAJ
Mar 27, 2008
  1. Matthew

    Matthew TechSpot Staff Posts: 6,151   +92

    Nope, maybe a dusting and a little cable management if you're that concerned but I wouldn't buy a new heatsink or fan...
  2. CMH

    CMH TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,573   +9

    I'd get an exhaust fan. Pronto.

    I've seen a computer for about 8 months before without an exhaust fan, and at the end of 8 months, it completely failed. PSU burnt out, as well as some parts of the motherboard.

    Not a pretty sight, and fans are cheap anyway. Get 120mm fans if your case can fit those, if not, an 80mm fan will still help. Make sure you put it behind the case (just below the PSU, assuming its a standard design case), and let it blow out.

    Or you can just run it as it is, and hope the computer doesn't repeat what this other computer did :D
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