So this is me saying nothing :-|
At some point I ran a SMART Disk Utility that seemed to suggested my hard drive had a SMART Failure. I ended up ordering a new hard drive and some additional memory (4GB to bring it up to a total of 8GB).
I unplugged everything, put it face down and added the additional memory sticks. I then just plugged the keyboard and mouse in to make sure the RAM was good. It was.
After a bit I noticed that the machine was running much cooler. Normally it gets pretty hot. As an experiment I plugged my second monitor in and saw the GPU temperature go up about 15 degrees. I unplugged it and it went back down.
Even still, it was running much cooler - I regular feel the vent at the top of the machine to see how warm it's getting and it was actually cool.
Maybe when I put it face down I knocked loose some dust to something that was blocking a fan? I dunno.
The additional peripherals I had plugged in were:
- USB Hub
-- USB Xbox Controller
-- USB MIDI Adapter
-- iPod Charging Cable
- OUYA USB Cable (which is never on)
- Firewire with two external drives
- Ethernet Cable (for network sharing with OUYA)
- External Monitor with some third party HDMI adapter
Guess I'll run it without these things for a while and then slowly add them and see if/what causes problems for me.
Basically - it's a fair amount of work, especially when you're doing it as a volunteer work and are completely self taught.
Left is the original version done in Illustrator. Right is the work in progress version in QGIS (yes, I know there's lots to fix still)
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