I was messing around with SpeedFan today to see if i can get my cpu fan to go to 100% all the time. i must have messed up something because my idle temp jumped to 51C. So, i put CnQ back on and since it was idling at 42C earlier, so that would keep my cpu safe until i can figure out what i did wrong.
however, even after I set everything back to how it was, the temperature seems stuck at 45C with CnQ on. I notice this quite often: when it starts "cold," it takes longer to heat up and it doesn't heat up as high. when it's already "warm," it takes longer to cool down and doesn't get as cool.
i'm suspecting that this is a circulation problem. or, is this just normal behavior for a typical hsf? also, room temp is lower than normal.
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