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post #11 of 27
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Originally Posted by byrdo;13593795 
That may be it, but it did work well before and we tried running it with the side of the case off so essentially maximum airflow. Before I go out and buy a gaming case, I'd just like to be sure. Thanks for your patience and help mate! tongue.gif

Good luck defo get a can of compressed air and shoot the gpu clean u mightaswell shoot the cpu heatsink too thumb.gif
post #12 of 27
When you clean the GPU/CPU, don't take the actual heatsinks off, unless you have new thermal paste handy.
post #13 of 27
Thread Starter 
Okay thanks! I've never cleaned the CPU/GPU, only blown out the fans so I'll do that now. Would a vacuum turned on reverse work?
post #14 of 27
No NEVER vacuum computers, Just blow some air inside it and then get a large desk fan and point it directly at the video card and see if it helps.
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post #15 of 27
Maybe. If it's on reverse it should be ok.

Just don't use it on suck. You'll static it up.

using something like a car vaccum is fine, just not a full on 2000 watt one lol.
post #16 of 27
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Haha alright thanks. I'll go get some compressed air and clean it out and see if that works. I will update you when I'm done. Thanks again! biggrin.gif
post #17 of 27
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haha alright thanks. I'll go get some compressed air and clean it out and see if that works. I will update you when i'm done. Thanks again! :d

hold on to the fan!!
post #18 of 27
try what i did it dropped my temps like 18C i was hitting 89C in GTA 4 and now it never breaks 50C

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try what i did it dropped my temps 28C i was hitting 89C in GTA 4 and now it never breaks 50C

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lol @ second pic

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