Posted 25 July 2006 - 03:29 PM
My advice would be to get it off of the floor. It's a dirt magnent down there (your entire computer tower) and dust and dirt will hinder the cooling ability of the tower which will affect everything inside of it.
When moving it, you should take a can of air (bought from most computer stores like staples, or even at walmart etc.) and blow out the inside of your case, paying special attention all the cooling fans in it. While you have the side of the case off (to blow it out), before you put the side back on, make sure that all the fans are working.
If cooling is still an issue with the modem, you could always buy a hurricane (hurricane type fan) and install it just below or above the modem. It installs right above/below the modem (or any card, assuming there's room) and will suck out the warm air that is next to the modem which should help to keep it cooler. I've seen an old machine with a hurricane fan on either side (well, 1 on top and 1 on bottom) to keep a vga card cool. I wouldn't go that far....well, maybe I would just because the hurricane fans are fairly cheap. You can get them from newegg.com, tigerdirect, or even Ebay.
Hope this helps!
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