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So let me get this right, your running your computer, in a cabinet, with no ventilation?
u r absolutely right thats the reason i opened up my cabinet no fan no ventilation of any sorts......
post #12 of 32
is that CPU idle temps? if so youre doing something wrong. are you sure theres a heatsink mounted on your CPU? its a block of metal that comes with the cpu.
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u r absolutely right thats the reason i opened up my cabinet no fan no ventilation of any sorts......
Solution take pc out of cabinet check for smell if no then your fine.
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Hot dust stinks pretty bad. Ever notice the smell when you turn on a furnace/heater for the first time in the winter? Or dig an old space heater out of storage?

Clean the pc case and the cabinet thoroughly. Permanently increase airflow to the pc.
    
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is that CPU idle temps? if so youre doing something wrong. are you sure theres a heatsink mounted on your CPU? its a block of metal that comes with the cpu.
i know what a heatsink is and those are load temps while playing gta4....
post #16 of 32
If it smells like warm plastic, no issue.

I get that all the time.
Warm climate here.
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If it smells like warm plastic, no issue.

I get that all the time.
Warm climate here.
im in the southern part of india where the temps dont go below 15 even in winter at night so yes its warm here...and btw i have also experienced this kind of smell from back of my monitor and tv too so i guess this might be normal heating smell of the chips.......any other possiblities guys.....
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It is the smell of lightly burnt dust, hot plastic, epoxy, glue, paint, and all the other toxic and vaporous goodies that our modern electronics are made out of.
    
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It is the smell of lightly burnt dust, hot plastic, epoxy, glue, paint, and all the other toxic and vaporous goodies that our modern electronics are made out of.
so when should i start worrying....????
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so when should i start worrying....????
When it starts smelling like plastics burning, or electronics burning.
Also if it smells like hot tyres.

I got the hot tyre smell from a HP LiteON PSU once.

Turned out that one of the rubber insulators got too close to a hot part.
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