I had noticed that my computer was running hotter than I thought that it should. So, since I had some work to do on it anyway, I popped the side off and did what I had to do. I have an “experienced” PC, which I frankensteined together from what I had available. Its reasonably good, with an AMD XP2500+ Barton processor, which will overclock to 2.2Ghz stable (which I don’t do,as I don’t like the temps). I took out a dead drive and unplugged the floppy drive which wasn’t working anyway.
What probably made the biggest difference, though, was when I cleaned the dust out of the CPU heatsink under the fan. The fins were clogged with dust. The temperature went down 6°C by doing that.
Don’t forget to vacuum out the dust bunnies once in a while. Your computer will thank you by not frying.