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Computer gets slow after using it for a while, is it too hot?

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#1 Rachel1786


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Posted 29 September 2011 - 10:42 PM

My computer is a gateway gm5259e Pentium D 2.8GHz 3.24GB RAM, windows XP media center 2002 SP3
I ran coretemp and it I don't think it was working since it was reading 0 degrees Celsius, I ended up downloading something called cpuid hardware monitor which has a few different temps(I'll post an image below) the highest being 58C and lowest 33C. I have no idea if that is in the normal range or not and if it is not then what can I do to cool it down? There are times when it is so slow as I'm typing something it takes about 5-10 seconds for the text to catch up to where I am!
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Posted 29 September 2011 - 11:26 PM

Generally I believe heat problems do not manifest themselves as slowness. Instead expect hardware crashes and such, and blue screens. Furthermore I think 60C is within acceptable temperature range. I think your problem might be caused by too many background programs and/or a slow hard drive. If your computer has an indicator light for "Hard Drive Active", take a look at it the next time you have slowness problems. It will probably be active, meaning your hard drive is 'clogging up' and your system is slowing down for its slowest part. The cure for this would be a faster hard drive but just get back to us first. :thumbup2:

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