.how to stop computer overheating? Cleaned it 5 times

June 22, 2015 at 08:49:44
Specs: Windows 7
Man did you fix this, and how? Same problem here, it's been a few days. Cleaned it 10 times so far, but its still overheated... i'm becoming desperate, can't solve this!

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#1
June 22, 2015 at 09:13:32
Same problem as who? Explain how you went about cleaning and why did you feel the need to to do it 5 to 10 times?

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#2
June 22, 2015 at 09:35:13
The only reason to re-clean a computer is if you didn't do it properly in the first place or it has been a long time since you did so.

You need to clean vents, fans and heat sinks. If you've done all that then there is some other reason for your overheating.

Explain the problems "you" are having rather than referring to some other poster without giving us any idea which one.

What temperatures are you getting and where?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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#3
June 22, 2015 at 15:04:07
Use HWMonitor and give us all of the temperatures. How many and which ones will give us the best idea what is happening.

How did you clean it? Did you use compressed air? Did you remove anything (other than the cover)? What? Is this a desktop or laptop? What make and model number? Was it overheating before you cleaned it? How long since the last time it was cleaned? How old is it?

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#4
June 24, 2015 at 02:19:25
Shut down the computer and let it cool down. Plan a course of action that involves doing some cleaning if necessary, potentially upgrading your BIOS (check your motherboard's manual or web site for details), or planning some system-cooling upgrades if necessary .

If your computer is clean, your BIOS is up to date, and you're still having temperature problems, crack open your computer and check for damaged fans and heat sinks. Check for cracks, missing pieces, and make sure all the push pins are secure and all the appropriate fans are running. Secure and/or replace any loose or damaged cables. If you find you've got broken fans or a damaged heatsink, you can buy and install new cooling hardware for relatively cheap, and finding a highly rated, compatible fan or heatsink on a site like Newegg can potentially go a long ways toward keeping your computer cooler.


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#5
June 24, 2015 at 16:02:16
NO NEED TO UPGRADE BIOS, there is no indication of a problem there, the risks outweigh any possible benefit there.

Checking that all fans are running and all paths for air movement are clear. Make sure power supply fan is running also, on some systems this is an important part of the overall cooling power. You could have a fan that is just barely turning because its bearings are going. Replace case exhaust fan with a more efficient higher CFM model for more air movement. If the power supply fan is not spinning up to speed, replace the power supply because it will soon fail without the proper cooling and it may take out expensive components with it, especially if it is a cheap one.

You have to be a little bit crazy to keep you from going insane.


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#6
June 24, 2015 at 16:19:49
Has the seating of the CPU ever been disturbed? Incorrect application of thermal grease is another possible cause of overheating.

Was there a reason for this posting because you have not come back with the requested temperatures, or any other comment, despite saying you are "becoming desperate".

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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