So finally, after repeated requests from my kids (my middle one, anyway), I decided to see why my #Slackware 64 rig was crashing more often than not over the weekend. Shown was the reason why. This machine has been going strong for a good few years now (not consistently, but more on than off). I checked the hardware monitor in the BIOS and the CPU temp was ~130°F. It was then that I realized it was time to dust off my PC building skills and fix the problem. After removing the dust from between the fan and the heatsink along with the dried up thermal pad residue, some fresh thermal paste later and the beast was purring like a kitten again with temps of ~84°F whilst running my son's Tekkit games. And all was good in MirandaLand again. :-)
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