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i have an old crappy Emachines computer with an intel celeron d at 2.53ghz 256k cache. i set it up to watch netflix on a tv. the image was a little jerky, so i checked the temps. i ran p95 and speedfan and my temps are 105 DEGREES C load 75 idle. is there anything i can try to bring the temps down?
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a heatsink with a fan by looks of it lol, only kiddin, tried reseating the heatsink (reapply thermal paste)...?
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You could replace the TIM.
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Is there any dust clog on the heatsink? I use a air hose to clean my cpu heatsink everytime it gets clogged.

It could be your computer not getting enough air flow or the cpu cooling fan is going bad. I still have an old celeron 533MHz that got a little choppy during web browsing untill I took the air hose to it.
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The heatsink is probably clogged up so bad with dust-build-up. Use a vacuum cleaner and suck out all the dust on the CPU cooler. Another way is to use compressed aircan and take the PC outside and blow it clean. Better yet, if you have an aircompressor and have the airblower, blow all the dust off. While outside, might as well take your time and clean the whole inside of your PC. You'll be surprised how much dust has collected inside a PC. Hope this is the case. If not, open up your PC and see if the fan is still working. If not, check the cable make sure it's still plugged in. If the fan is dead, time to get a new cooler/fan.
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hmm, vacumm and pc, i wouldnt do that with my pc....
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i will try to clean the dust out, but it doesn't look very dusty, and i will also try to reseat the heatsink.

however, on most of the old computers that i have worked on, if they overheated, the fan would blow out relatively cool air. on this computer, it blows out extremely hot air, and i think the heatsink is doing it's job, just not good enough. is it possible to buy a new 478 heatsink?
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i will try to clean the dust out, but it doesn't look very dusty, and i will also try to reseat the heatsink.

however, on most of the old computers that i have worked on, if they overheated, the fan would blow out relatively cool air. on this computer, it blows out extremely hot air, and i think the heatsink is doing it's job, just not good enough. is it possible to buy a new 478 heatsink?
i should think so yes, my local store still keeps 478 heatsink/fan combo's
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i will try to clean the dust out, but it doesn't look very dusty, and i will also try to reseat the heatsink.

however, on most of the old computers that i have worked on, if they overheated, the fan would blow out relatively cool air. on this computer, it blows out extremely hot air, and i think the heatsink is doing it's job, just not good enough. is it possible to buy a new 478 heatsink?



yeah but it shouldnt overheat if you replace the thermal paste. The stock heatsink is good enough.
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