I was rendering a video and the core temps were hitting 100c. CPU or whatever shutdown. Thought, hmm, is my computer getting old before its time? Then I remembered my Corsair watercooler, which needs to be cleaned about twice a year. Dust gets trapped between the fan and the cooler.

After a quick clean and dusting the core temps dropped from high 90s while rendering to a more reasonable low 70s. A good thing as in two months it will be close to 100C in my 10th floor non-air-conditioned post-apocalyptic apartment.

Spring cleaning, geek-style.