So I spent the majority of today, tearing apart my computer and giving it a thorough cleaning. One of the main reasons was my video card was starting to idle at around 70 C. Rather than simply rely on compressed air, I took the stock cooler apart and completely broke it down. As you can see, the back of the heatsink had quite a bit of dust built up in it. I also used rubbing alcohol to completely clean the fan too. Thankfully it all worked out as I’m using PC again and my idle temps have dropped back down to 45-50 with the fan on quiet.
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