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Windows 7: Heat

03 Oct 2010   #1

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 
Heat

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)

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03 Oct 2010   #2

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

You will need to fill in your specs. If it's a notebook, vacuum vents to make sure not clogged with dust. Also can purchase cooling pad for notebook to sit on.

If it's a desktop, vacuum as well and you can install additional fans, check to see if you have a prog. to monitor temp, or it you need to have fans run full all the time.

Also, do you have the processor or video overclocked?
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03 Oct 2010   #3

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Do you know what part of it specifically is generating the heat?

Speedfan is a good utility to show where your heat is coming from, and you can adjust your fan speeds manually through it as well.

I would recommend taking a look at the temperatures of different components, and that might give you an idea of what is generating heat, or if temperatures are pretty even, then your computer might just be in a bad spot.
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03 Oct 2010   #4

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

its a desktop not overclocked its slimline so i cant fit any more fans in and it already has 2 fans built in. The two spots that get really hot are the graphics card, and the diskdrive.
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03 Oct 2010   #5

W7 Professional x64
 
 

Is it a custom build, or a mfg PC?
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03 Oct 2010   #6

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

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03 Oct 2010   #7

Win 7 Ultimate 32bit
 
 

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)
This all depends. For a system like that. Good Air Flow is essential.
If where you have it does not get good airflow, then yes, move it.
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03 Oct 2010   #8

Systems 1 and 2: Windows 7 Enterprise x64, Win 8 Developer
 
 

Another thought is to pop the top off and vacuum inside the pc. Don't know if you've added any components inside, but make sure wires are organized to allow best airflow. Is there a ton of dust inside? Do all fans spin?
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03 Oct 2010   #9

Windows 7 Ultimate x86
 
 

Just because I have to deal with that kind of stuff all the time: Especially if you have Cats or worse: Bunnies (not the Playboy kind in the house you should clean out the fan, case and heat sink more frequently.
Their fur is so fine that it literally gets anywhere. Especially if the computer stands on the ground/under the desk.

-DG
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03 Oct 2010   #10

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Go to WallyMart and get a $6.00 fan and sit it next to you Slimline computer for extra ventilation. IMHO
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