after 26 hours of uninterupted downloading my modem (internal 56k) was on the fritz for a day or so. i also noticed durning that mini-heatwave we had in NY last week i had about 2 crashes a night. so i was hoping to get your thoughts on cooling fans (ie, manufacturer, type, cfpm, and so on).
i don't know much about hardware but the slot fans look easy enough to istall myself, what about the kind that mount over the processor? is there a difference in performance?
_noise_ is a major considerations (my wife often naps while i work--in our "cozy 1bdrm lft"/"dank and cramped apt"). how loud is a good fan? are there really quite ones?
suggestions on creating better air flow around the cpu?
if you have any ideas or past experiences i'd appreciate the info, thanks in advance.
fyi--i have a sony vaio rx640 (off-the-shelf kind), typically leave it running days on end, heavy modem use.