Silence of the Fans

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My wife’s PC used to drive me mad!  Every time I sat in the office I could hear the fan running at full tilt, especially after she had played Facebook games and left them running.

Something had to be done!

A quick check showed high CPU use and the temperature (checked using Speccy) well above normal.

My first reaction was that she needs a new PC but my frugal (cheap) side kicked in and forced me to dig a little deeper so I removed the PC cover and discovered that the heat sink above the CPU was entirely buried in fluff!

30 seconds with a vacuum cleaner and the office is back to its former library like state.   Ahhh!


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