PC overheating

November 10, 2009 at 03:11:04
Specs: Windows XP, 512 ddr2
My pc close suddenly.
And i start my pc again, there was a screen
written that my pc is overheating and ask me
to press enter to continue.

How to cure this problem?
How i know is which part of my hardware
Please help me to solve it.

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November 10, 2009 at 06:29:02
"How i know is which part of my hardware

Did it say "your PC is overheating" or "your CPU is overheating"? My guess is "CPU". Some people refer to the case & everything inside it as the "CPU" but that is incorrect. A CPU is a socketed chip that attaches to the motherboard.

CPU & CPU socket

Unplug the power cord, open the case & blow out any dust from inside...do NOT use a vacuum. Make sure all the heatsink/fans are dust free & all the fans spin freely...especially the fan on the CPU.

This is what a CPU's heatsink/fan looks like:

CPU heatsink w/fan

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November 10, 2009 at 07:00:10
thanks for reply

first, the dust so sticky cannot blow.
i use cotton to clean it.
But regarding the power supply, there was dust at the fan. I dont
know how to make it out, will there cause problem?

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November 10, 2009 at 07:05:00
Do you Smoke? Unfortunately dust from Smoke is hard to remove because it sticks to every thing. If you have Smoke dust in your PSU then you will need to have someone open it to clean it.

As for detecting which device is heating up I recommend SpeedFan...


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November 10, 2009 at 07:32:44
"Do you Smoke? Unfortunately dust from Smoke is hard to remove because it sticks to every thing"

And the smoke that gets sucked into a PC is 2nd hand smoke. If it can cause that kind of sticky mess inside your PC case, imagine what 1st hand smoke does to your lungs?

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November 11, 2009 at 03:40:51
i dont smoke,
i know when i using the pc, the sound is very big, i think is fan

I still cant solve my overheating problem.
The speedfan software dont know how to use

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November 11, 2009 at 03:47:37
I using intel motherboard DP965LT,
I think at BIOS i cannot read my temperature and change the fan
Maybe must use other way.
Please help me check for it.


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November 12, 2009 at 06:32:39
Sounds like the bearing in the Power Supply fan has worn out. You can get someone to replace the Fan for you, which may cost some bucks or get a new Power Supply which will probably cost as much as the Fan repair but at least you will get a new warranty and a more powerful power supply. Before you do this you need to identify which fan is failing. It could very well be the CPU fan. The speed fan software will help you here but if you can't read the instructions then I suggest getting someone who can.

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