Thermal shut down on dell gx 270

May 2, 2011 at 08:09:26
Specs: Windows XP
HOW DO YOU HANDLE A THERMAL SHUT DOWN ON DELL GX 270

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#1
May 2, 2011 at 09:04:04
Open up the case & find out why the CPU is overheating. It could be the cooling fan died, or it & the heatsink may be so dust clogged that they can't do their job.

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#2
May 2, 2011 at 14:17:06
thanks for your help. i took a look. seems like a couple of capacitors are bulging and possibly leaking. there was some dust around the fan which got rid of. i guess i will need to replace the capcitors.

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#3
May 4, 2011 at 20:33:51
Found a GX 270 with this issue a few months ago, most of the caps on the board were blown, GX 270s are known for coming with a bad batch of caps, its very likely that the few remaining capacitors on the board that havent blown yet will blow soon so you will effectively need to recap the entire board, its a fair amount of work.

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