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Windows 7: Steaming hot CPU on older model XPS Gen 2 Full size tower

01 Dec 2010   #11

Windows 7 Ultimate 64Bit

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by DirtyElf View Post
quite odd that is. most of the time the rear fans are the exhaust (as they are usually higher, heat rises) and the front fans are usually near the bottom and facing out towards the fresh (cooler) air...

anyways, if it works then good job :)

Yeah... I was being foolish I suppose... I know for certain that those back fans were installed as exhaust fans from mfg but turning them allows the flow of incoming air to hit the heat-sink itself which allows it to cool appropriately but the green dell funnel was missing and that would have actually covered the heat-sink itself which I think was intended to pull heat off the heat-sink so now I have it to where it blows air onto the heat-sink opposed to pulling off of the heat-sink... Anyways after being able to ticker with it a few hours without the screen locking up after having it on for a few minutes due to over-heating cpu, I found multiple issues.... I called the woman and she told me that she knows nothing about the computer because she bought it at the flea market with a 15 inch LCD screen for $50 dollars since they couldn't get the computer to work but the LCD screen worked fine...basically the computer was a freebie since she pretty much paid $50 for the monitor and hoped someone could get the computer to work for her.

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01 Dec 2010   #12

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frankenstein computer!
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 Steaming hot CPU on older model XPS Gen 2 Full size tower

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