Branded HP PC 3 years old running XP
Athlon XP 2100 MHz
1 GB RAM
2 optical drives
2 exhaust fans (including power supply fan)
1 CPU fan
Till recently the PC was running fine. I decided to clean up the insides of the PC since it had been almost a year since the last one. Dusted the insides, specifically the heat sink on the processor.
On restart, the obeserved temps jumped from 50 C (122 F) to 73 C (165 F) at idling.
Let the comp cool off for about 2 hrs and then restarted it. Temps immediately after boot up were at 165 F.
Used Speedfan, Motherboard Monitor and Everest for data. No conflict there.
Speedfan shows the following data -
Temp 1 - 36C
Temp 2 (CPU) - 73 C
Temp 3 (case) - 79 C
HDD1 - 29 C
HDD2 - 31 C
Fan speeds -
Fan 1 - 800 - 2300 rpm
Fan 2 - 2300 - 4400 rpm
All fans are running properly. Visually checked. Also changing the speeds using Speedfan results in change in noise level.
Even with the case open, the temps continue to remain high.
Can somebody help me with identifying and resolving the issue?