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Windows 7: Heat

03 Oct 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 Service Pack 1 (Build 6.1.7601)

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Jacobe View Post
My computer gets pretty hot so I was wondering if putting it on top of the desk would help. (it also gets pretty dusty sitting under there)
If you have access to a compressor just blow all the dust out off it and brush any access dust off with a fine brush, also on a side note as other people have been saying you need to fill out system specs, please refer to my sig on how to fill out system specs.

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03 Oct 2010   #12

Windows 7 Enterprise

Its highly advised not to have machines on the floor. Doing so makes it a dust magnet.
It'l also clog fans a lot faster, which is what most of us suspect.
If there is room on the desk for it, put it on the desk.
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03 Oct 2010   #13

Windows 7 64-Bit

all of my fans a dn stuff work because i just got the computer a month ago. heres the model:*|*Hp
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04 Oct 2010   #14

W7 Professional x64

Well, your graphics card gets hot because it's sitting right on top of the power supply. Not a whole lot we can fix there... The only thing I can think of (besides cleaning) is to check which way your fan is blowing. If it's blowing in, you need to turn it around so its blowing out.

If it's blowing out, measure your fan from screw to screw on one side, and get a more powerful fan, that moves more air.

I'm guessing from the picture that it's a 92mm case fan, but I could be wrong.

That one will do you well if it is a 90mm. If it turns out that HP is cheap and it's an 80mm, you can give any of these a try:

If it's 80mm, you can trade noise for air flow. This fan is a touch noisier than the others, rated at 30dB, which is generally compared to a quiet library, or a bedroom at night.
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07 Oct 2010   #15

Windows 7 64-Bit

hey I have an earlier thread saying my computer gets hot. So i opened the computer to see whats up with it. Apparently it has 3 fans already built into it yet it still gets pretty hot(mostly disk drive) I might buy new fans for it and replace the old ones or should I just use rivatuner and crank up the fan speed?
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07 Oct 2010   #16

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

Depending on the computer, there may not be a way to control the fans through software. I'm assuming it is an OEM system, weren't sure of the number of fans.

Usually, you can run the system with the case side off, and check how the air is flowing through out the case. Then you'll know if any fans need to be replaced, or just re-orientated.
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07 Oct 2010   #17

Windows 7 64-Bit

oh no it has 3 and ive controlled the fans thrugh rivaturner before i just didnt keep the settings because it makes the fans become extremly loud
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07 Oct 2010   #18

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1

If it is a custom built system, as in you built it, I'd look into replacing the fans or the case. If it is an OEM system, I wouldn't do so until it was out of warranty.
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07 Oct 2010   #19

Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Hard drives get hot. Is it getting so hot it shuts the PC down? If it is getting hot because you are gaming on it or using extremely power hungry programs then you could buy a new air cooler for your CPU. I don't know your system specs so I can't suggest one, but they are pretty cheap and you can find them on newegg or You could also buy newer, faster and quieter case fans to put in it as well. If Revatuner helped before and you can live with the noise, than just do that. If not replace the old with new.
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07 Oct 2010   #20

Windows 7 64-Bit

ok so no its just gaming thats making it really hot and nothing is breaking im just afraid it will. But are those fans that LiquidSnak mentioned that much better than the HP ones. Oh and is there something that will tell me what size my fans are. I dont want to get a 90mm if it will only hold an 80
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