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September 15, 2011 2:06:34 AM

I have a WIndows XP it runs at 70-110C everyday

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September 15, 2011 2:31:58 AM

Clean your Hardware or get aftermarket cooler
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September 15, 2011 2:36:14 AM

Coolers and fans tend to collect dust and need periodic cleaninig.
Thermal paste also needs to cleaned off and new stuff put down.
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September 15, 2011 3:02:55 AM

Try air dusting your pc
What type of computer do u have(prebuilt or custom)
also try to get as much ventalations as you can
example open ur side panel door i used to do that when i had a poor case
and it helped
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September 15, 2011 3:03:44 AM

Depending of your case and cooling solutuion, thats a normal temperature, Im betting its a Pentium 4? They were hot.

get watercooling and silenx.com fans
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September 15, 2011 3:12:40 AM

If it is an old PC you should clean off the thermal paste from the CPU and the heatsink and apply a new thin layer of thermal paste. I like Arctic Silver 5, it used to be king since there are better thermal paste around now, but AS 5 is still pretty damn good.

Thermal paste can dry out over time. I once tried out the thermal paste that came with Tuniq Tower (TX-1 or MX-1???), after a year and a half I noticed my idle temps hovering at about 70C!!!. The damn thermal paste dried out and basically turned into a clump of powder, which by the way makes a good heat insulator because the pockets of air prevented good thermal transfer. I quickly applied my old 'ol AS 5 and the temps dropped back down to around 36C - 39C when idling.
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