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Overheating CPU

My desktop system has been running hotter and hotter the last few months, and I couldn't see a reason why (it's not like I've been working harder or anything like that). I decided to clean out the case and fans, which was pretty badly loaded with dust and dog hair and what not. After I cleaned everything out, the temperature on my CPU cores dropped by over 10 degrees Celsius. Apparently keeping the case clean is important, who would have known ...

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