Hot PC

  Jackcoms 19:34 23 Jun 2005

Since the hot weather arrived the cooling fan on my Dell Dimension has been working overtime.

It's not blocked, there's reasonable room between the back of the tower and the wall and the computer continues to work OK.

Is there anything else I can do to cool it down (other than pray for cold weather)?

  mattyc_92 19:36 23 Jun 2005

Use some of those "desk fans" to help cool the air down abit.... Well that is what I am doing, and my system is still flying though everything as normal.... :)

  john-232317 20:12 23 Jun 2005

Its at least 10 - 15º celsius hotter in Spain and i dont have any problems so i shouldn`t worry too much, it will be cold and raining soon anyway ;-)

  stalion 20:20 23 Jun 2005

is that in Spain it will be cold and raining soon

  Jackcoms 20:24 23 Jun 2005

"Its at least 10 - 15º celsius hotter"

Which makes it about 45ºC - it's 30º here at the moment.

But, seriously, does your fan also work constantly??

  €dstowe 20:25 23 Jun 2005

do NOT remove any covers/sides of your computer thinking that this will allow it to run cooler. It won't.

The airflow inside a computer case is, or should be, designed to give optimum cooling to the vulnerable components. Opening the case disrupts this airflow and this can then easily result in a grossly overheated system with consequent shutdowns - or worse.

  john-232317 20:34 23 Jun 2005

Every PC i have had the fans have always been on, its when they are not on you will get problems, they are there to get airflow through the case.

  john-232317 20:36 23 Jun 2005

Not till Feb next year ;-))

  john-232317 20:41 23 Jun 2005

21.35 and 28.6 c in the room where i am now with a fan on,

Motherboard 41 °C (106 °F)
CPU 51 °C (124 °F)
Seagate ST3120022A 39 °C (102 °F)

Cooling Fans
CPU 2557 RPM

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