For the past few months I've been suffering from my PC overheating. Lately I've managed to clean in from the dust but the difference is almost barely noticable.
It's gotten to a point where I can't play anything that's come out in the last 2 years without my CPU temperature getting to about 90 degrees celsius.
I have the following specs:
- Intel Core 2 Quad Q9650 @3GHz
- GeForce GTX 275
- 3GB Ram
- Windows XP (I know, I know)
and playing Borderlands 2 on the absolute lowest settings caused my PC to heat up to about 90 degrees in about 5 minutes.
From what I've seen when I opened it yesterday I have a single fan covering the motherboard. A few months ago I moved my PC so it would get a decent airflow.
I suspect that I just have to either replace the old cooling fan or add a few new ones. So I have the following questions:
Do you think that buying an ordinary fan from a PC shop would suffice? If so, what would be its price range?
Would you instead recommend installing new fans?
Is the installation easy enough to do on my own? I'm no PC repair expert but I think I can handle a screwdriver pretty well.
Thanks a lot.