Quote: Originally Posted by iroro
Sorry fror my late reply, the CPU is on the motherboard.
I don't understand. The CPU is installed in a socket on the motherboard, and has a cooler/fan stuck on top of the CPU.
And the CPU fan plugs into a specific CPU fan header (3/4-pin male) on the motherboard assigned for just the CPU fan, so that the BIOS can monitor the CPU temperature and correspondingly control the CPU fan speed... either fixed or variable... to keep the CPU from melting, depending on internal temperatures within the case along with actual temperatures of the CPU cores.
This problem only started occuring when I upgraded my Graphics card (even with the extra 3 fans on the card).
Three fans on the graphics card?
I repeat my suggestion... install either a free or non-free (but free trial so you can at least try it out) "hardware monitor" software product, to tell you exactly what's going on when Windows is running. This is a more useful source of information than booting and getting into the BIOS to look at the "hardware monitor" values, since running in the BIOS is not the same as running under Windows in terms of machine use.
I keep my PC in a clean environment, the PC is on carpet. I vacuum once a week and the deg goes nowhere near the computer.
We were all just kind of reminiscing about our own stories concerning the need to occasionally clean out the dust which inevitably enters the inside of your case, no matter what you do.
The front intake fan is sucking air into the case, and your room just naturally has dust floating around in the air. It will eventually accumulate inside the case, or mostly on the front air filter of the case... and need cleaning.
This buildup can certainly impact fan performance negatively, which in turn increases internal temperatures.
Please install some hardware monitoring software product (e.g. the Aida64 product I mentioned previously, or SpeedFan, or whatever you want) and get the actual numbers. Then you will know how to proceed.
There's no way of knowing whether whatever you do has helped unless you have numbers, to make objective comparisons.