Hard Drive Problems/Heat problems


Wildfire Phoenix wrote at 2015-06-19 23:38:21
Hello Alexander, just wanting to add some information. At some point when your pc's fans starts roaring constantly, the issue at that time will be due to dust clogging the CPU heatsink. All that has to be done is to clean out the heat sink.

It seem to be a daunting task at first, but once you have done that a few times it is not so bad. Recently (within the last 3 weeks)I had to clean out to heatsinks on 2 different desktop computers (sheesh was that a dust fest!)

I hope this information helps you at some point.

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