Operating System: Windows 8.1 Pro 32-bit
System Manufacturer: Hewlett-Packard
System Model: HP Compaq dx2200 MT
BIOS: Phoenix - Award BIOS v6.00PG
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) 4 CPU 3.00GHz (2 CPUs), ~3.0GHz
Memory: 2942MB RAM
Available OS Memory: 2942MB RAM
DirectX Version: DirectX 11
It's the tower type
And my heatsink has been working just fine since I bought the desktop back in 2006. I do not see any reason to replace it right now, when it probably isn't the problem. And as far as thermal paste goes, well I have no idea what that is, how to even use it. Maybe I'll just look it up on google then figure something out.
Yes, I did oil the noisy fan. The fan cooling the heatsink is the one making all the noise. But before I oiled it, I thoroughly cleaned it. Then I oiled it, and now here we are. If oiling it was a big mistake, what do I do now?