I have a PC that I bought about a year ago, but have only really just got around to using. After having it turned on for about an hour I noticed that the case/tower was getting quite hot in the vicinity of the fan. Is that normal?
I have two other machines, one in exactly the same tower (though with a different cooling arrangement), which run equally quietly, and with no noticeable heat. In fact my 'problem' machine really ought to be easier to cool, since it's the only multicore processor.
I had them replace the generic fan, that should have come with the motherboard, with a silent cooler. Clearly that cooler needs to get a bit warm, but should it really be transmitting so much to the tower? Or is it likely they've connected it wrong? Or that it simply isn't doing it's job? Given that it's not supposed to kick out air in the same way as a fan, I'm not sure how I would know if it wasn't doing much.
I know I should really contact the people who made the machine, but my experiences with them tell me that, at least if they think they can get away with it, they will initially try and claim that this is a feature, rather than a problem.