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#11 11 years ago

Clumps when referring to dust never sounds good, esp if the dust is very dark. Do you smoke by any chance? The tar in smoke can really be hard on electronics, it makes the dust stick like a magnet.




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#12 11 years ago
Mr. Pedantic;4918526It seems slightly strange to me that your idle is so high, yet your load temps are so low.

Probably fan speeds settings doing that. The fan is most likely running at a much lower speed at idle which leads to a higher temp, but spins up to full speed under load.

Are these current numbers good enough for me to safely run my games? How can I lower the temperatures further and will it give a positive impact on performance?

Those temps are fine. 68C is getting warm for your CPU, buts its still in the safe range. Your GPU temps are a little better than mine, and are most definitely just fine.

Lowering the temps if its not overheating will not give you any better performance, but it will increase the life and overall stability of the system. Plus, your less likely to overheat when something does run a bit warm.

How many case fans does your PC have? How are they arranged (front, back, side?), do you keep it in a tight space like in a cabinet or out in the open? You would be surprised how much a difference it can make not keeping it in a tight space.




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#13 11 years ago

Hmm you guys are like technobrain geniouses...




roostermeat

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#14 11 years ago

It's in an enclosed space, and I suppose it may contribute. I don't smoke but my house is generally dusty due to a busy road 150m away. I will try to apply a new coat of thermal paste and see if it cools things down a bit.




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#15 11 years ago

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Member for years? I sware yesterday was 1 day ago...lol




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#16 11 years ago

Haha basically I just posted occasionally in the POTD section of bf2 and ofp.




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#17 11 years ago
roostermeat;4919308It's in an enclosed space, and I suppose it may contribute. I don't smoke but my house is generally dusty due to a busy road 150m away. I will try to apply a new coat of thermal paste and see if it cools things down a bit.

If you have your window open for ventilation and have diesel rigs driving by like city buses and such, the resulting soot from the exhaust can play havoc too. If such is the case, consider investing in a small room air purifier. If you look for the better HEPA ones that cost more though, you're almost better off just getting an air conditioner and leaving the window closed. You can find the portable ones as low as $300.

The last apt I lived in was two stories up from a fairly busy city street, with lots of bus traffic. After 6 yrs of living there, despite the management saying I had one of the cleanest units on record upon leaving, I could see a ring of faint soot around the posters I had on my wall when I took them down. God knows how much of that crap I unknowingly breathed in over the years.




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#18 11 years ago

Where we live, it's the wind, dirt, dust, and cat hair that is the problem. Our house is a big dust trap. The best bet for us is to get the air compressor out and blow the dust out once every month or so (outside, of coarse). Computers are such dust traps, it's a wonder why no one has come up with a computer case that acts as an air filter as well.




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#19 11 years ago
The Soleutator;4920381it's a wonder why no one has come up with a computer case that acts as an air filter as well.

A lot of cases have air filters on the intake fans. My Antec has filters for both the 120mm intakes (not the side 120mm though), they do help some but after a couple weeks it gets so packed with dust its not even funny.

I guess that's a tradeoff for having fantastic airflow though....

It's in an enclosed space, and I suppose it may contribute.

It does. My temps go up at least 5C if not more if its in a tight space. All that hot air coming out has to have someplace to go, if its in a cabinet of something all that hot air just gets trapped and builds up inside.




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#20 11 years ago
Where we live, it's the wind, dirt, dust, and cat hair that is the problem. Our house is a big dust trap. The best bet for us is to get the air compressor out and blow the dust out once every month or so (outside, of coarse). Computers are such dust traps, it's a wonder why no one has come up with a computer case that acts as an air filter as well.

It'd be worse in Shanghai, with all the construction going on. We were there for 3 weeks visiting family, and after a week my mucus started turning black.