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The Miracles of Compressed Air....

Tuesday, June 27, 2006

You may remember my post a few days about my CPU, and Intel Celeron D, running extremely hot. Well, luckily, that problem is gone.... thanks to the wondrous stuff that is compressed air. I opened up my computer's case today, trying to see if in fact poor air flow due to crummy cabling or other obstructions, was causing my computer to run at such a high temperature. Turns out, the cabling was fine. My problem was dust. In a matter of just a few months, dust had once accumulated to such a degree, that it was clogging the fan for my CPU. Huh. So, I got hold of some compressed air, and with a couple of bursts of that heavenly stuff, the inside of my computer was looking brand new. Then, for the real test, I powered up and booted into SuSE 10.0, as I always do. I went through a couple web pages, watched a quick video clip, and then checked the temperature... 34 degrees (Celsius)! Spectacular! That is down about 20 degrees from where it used to be! Idle is now in the low 30's so I am quite pleased. Let's all give a big w00t! to compressed air.
posted by linnerd40, Tuesday, June 27, 2006


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