Damaged computer by heat

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    Question Damaged computer by heat

    I live with my cousin and I pretty hate him because he often forget to turn on the AC (because he doesn't like it) or the fan whenever he turn on my computer...

    And the result is my computer become slower even I reinstall the zend/XP.

    Is there any way to prove a computer damaged by heat or not?

    Thanks in advance.
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    It would depend on what the damage is. What component is slower? The hard-disk may be slower due to heat-damage, but I doubt very much that the processor would work OK at all if it got damaged by overheating.

    It may of course be that the computer is constantly being slightly overheated, and is clock-throttling (meaning that it reduces the clock-speed to keep the temperuture down) - this could be caused by failure of some fan/heatsink in the system.

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    It would depend on what the damage is. What component is slower? The hard-disk may be slower due to heat-damage, but I doubt very much that the processor would work OK at all if it got damaged by overheating.
    Sorry, basically I don't know hardware stuff but pointers xP.

    What component is slower... That's my line. xD

    It becomes slower when booting, HDD browsing, (even with maximum tweaking for XP) and somehow when compiling.
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    Sounds like a hard-disk problem, which could be caused by heat.

    How warm does your room get (without air-conditioning on)? Most PC's are built to operate with a in-the-case ambient temperature of 40'C, so if your room is above, say, 35'C, you may well run into trouble.

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    I begin to have PC troubles when the outside (of the case) temp is >= 35C. However I've happily run my netbook in 46C room temperature without a problem -- that is however a low heat processor.

    Not sure if heat would be your problem, perhaps it's too soon to draw that conclusion. Usually there is visible heat damage in such events, like black on the motherboards or warped chips.

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    Sounds like a hard-disk problem, which could be caused by heat.
    It might be. However I just moved from FAT32 to NTFS 16KB/sector recently, but a little bit confused about its bad-sector detection, seems not right.

    How warm does your room get (without air-conditioning on)? Most PC's are built to operate with a in-the-case ambient temperature of 40'C, so if your room is above, say, 35'C, you may well run into trouble.
    30 > x > 37 'C, 25'C using AC.
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    I seriously doubt this is a heat issue. Heat problems will show up as far more than just speed issues. NTFS is a bit slower on smaller drives but performs very well on larger ones. When I first moved from FAT32 to NTFS it was terrible. However after purchasing drives that could not be supported by FAT32 and therefore had to use NTFS the performance was much much better.
    I have no evidence to support this other than my personal experience but NTFS runs far better on my current large drives than it did on my smaller ones.

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