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Windows 7: Should I ?

30 Sep 2010   #1
Jacobe

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 
Should I ?

I have this computer FRYS.com*|*Hp and it gets really hot throughout the day. Is this one of those computers you set vertically? Possible keeping it cooler.
Ex: It would be ontop of my desk with my moniter sitting on it.


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30 Sep 2010   #2
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

Yeah it is a slimline vertical. Not a sideways.

You have to make sure all the vents are not covered.
Venting is at a premium on these small cases.
Cover up one vent and you will probably cook it inside.

So keep it upright and vents uncovered rear and side.
Mike

Everything about your PC. Bookmark the page for future reference. You never know.
HP Pavilion Slimline s5360f Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)

Manual is in bottom of list. Fan is left side mount.
Keep the manual for reference or boolmark the page.
Manuals for HP Pavilion Slimline s5360f Desktop PC - HP Customer Care (United States - English)
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30 Sep 2010   #3
whs
Microsoft MVP

Vista, Windows7, Mint Mate, Zorin, Windows 8
 
 

Those slimline boxes are a problem. If you have the possibility to cool it with an additional external household fan, that will help.
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30 Sep 2010   #4
Jacobe

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

do they make external fans that i could attach to an airvent instead of finding open space for and internal 1 ?
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30 Sep 2010   #5
Hopalong X

Windows7 Pro 64bit SP-1; Windows XP Pro 32bit
 
 

I scrolled thru the pictures in the manual and I see no way to add a fan anywhere inside or out.

Keep the vents unblocked and you should be fine.
Mike
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30 Sep 2010   #6
Jacobe

Windows 7 64-Bit
 
 

no I mean like a fan you kinda strap to the outside to keep it cool
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30 Sep 2010   #7
Nigsy

openSUSE 13.1 64bit
 
 

If you keep all the vents clear and leave room around the tower for good air circulation you should be fine.
In the extreme, remove the side panel and point a household fan at the CPU.
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30 Sep 2010   #8
The Howling Wolves

Windows 7 Home Premium 64bit
 
 

Buy a small fan from WallyMart for about $6.00 and place it near you slimline tower.
That should provide good circulation in and around your tower.IMHO
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30 Sep 2010   #9
DeaconFrost

Windows 7 Ultimate x64 SP1
 
 

It also wouldn't hurt to open it up and spray it out with compressed air every few months or so. Keep it on a desk, rather than on carpet, and keep things away from any intakes or exhausts as well.
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