I am in a quandary my old HP xw6400 workstation with 2 Zeon processors had died will start & run briefly then shutsdown sometime it won't even start green light turns flashing red & beep beeps. It's old gonna cost to fix it. Time for a replacement Ebay has 2nd user HP Z600 with 2 x zeon quad core processors & 24 mB ram & Quadro 1gB display card can drive 2 displays has an SSD disk & I can transfer my existing 1TB hard drive to it. Main use is photo work & online mixed use. These cost around £520 & if built like my existing HP unit are built like a brick 'outhouse'. Alternative is a regular new PC in a similar price range. Any thoughts from the kind members of the Forum.
You're not telling us what you are using it for. That could be critical to your eventual choice.
As rdave13 has said: A good blow through might easily solve your problem.
My own personal cleaning technique is: Take the side off. Put the hairdryer on an extension lead. Take the whole lot into the garden and give it all a good blast through. I use a 1" natural Bristle Paint Brush to dislodge any clogged dust.
There are lurid tales of damage by "Static Electricity". However, I have used this method through a number of Desktops, in more than 20 years and not had a problem yet, so they may be overstated
Thanks for replies I had already dedusted the unit with an airline! have done this regularly for some years problem seems to be power supply. I think that due to age I will replace the PC. I had a look at Morgan computers some possibilities there. I have transferred my hard drive to a caddy so I can access my files from my laptop & will decide what to do about main PC.
Having said that I cannot access my documents on this drive no matter what setting I set in properties for this folder security or sharing it stubbornly says access is denied bloody rude as I am administrator!