cpu temperature

Lennart Sorensen lsorense-1wCw9BSqJbv44Nm34jS7GywD8/FfD2ys at public.gmane.org
Tue Sep 8 15:45:39 UTC 2009

On Tue, Sep 08, 2009 at 11:24:39AM -0400, tug wrote:
> My "prone to overheat" Inspiron 5150 (my WinXP machine) - which has the  
> input for the ventilation fan underneath the base, I do the following.
> a) prop the back up with a piece of wood to open up the air-vent to air,  
> as opposed to trying to stick it to the table.
> b) regularly vacuum (whenever I vacuum my apartment) trying to suck out  
> what has been sucked in. It's much easier than opening up the machine,  
> and just becomes a part of the weekly chores

I would not use a vacuum near a computer.  Vacuums generate a lot of
static electricity when the air flows through the hose, which is not
something your computer likes.

It is also very unlikely that the vacuum will actually get the dust out
of the heatsink.

Len Sorensen
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