Sunday, October 09, 2011

Geekier than thou. A little less geekier than those.

My computer started to overheat on a regular basis.

Even though Macs are notorious for running hot, this was something different. Processes would s l o w way down while the brain tried to keep the heart from exploding.

Or, while the software tried to prevent the hardware from melting. Take your pick.

I googled. And downloaded.

Lots of directions.

Took the plunge. Bought a new hard drive.

While I waited for that to arrive, jury rigged a laptop cooling device.

Then, like Christmas, the night finally arrived. Change the hard drive time. Note, three sets of directions.

Almost there.

Out with the old, in with the new.

Voila. I did it.

This morning, we're running 60 degrees cooler on the CPU.

How changing the hard drive accomplished that, I do not know.

I'm only slightly geeky.

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