Solved overheating on my new computer

December 16, 2012 at 15:25:36
Specs: Windows Vista
my computer shut off and now when i turn it on it says cooling fan not operating completely

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December 16, 2012 at 16:18:10
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Fan will either have to be attended to or replaced. If it is a new computer then it would be best to return it for repair under warranty.

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December 17, 2012 at 01:16:14
My guess is this CPU heatsink fan because if stop spinning i can cause overheating immediately. If by any chance u remove the heatsink for fan repairing or replacing u need to clean both surfaces(CPU and Heatsink) and apply thermal paste correct(small middle dot method). If u fail to do this the CPU will overheat again.

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December 17, 2012 at 05:54:23
If you bought the computer as a whole you may as well take it back as it's a lot easier.
but if you made the computer part by part you may have got a cpu heatsink that is not that good and would be a good idea to replace as it may cause overheating.

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December 17, 2012 at 05:58:40
You shouldn't even try to fix it yourself as doing so could invalidate the warranty or the shop will blame you for making it worse. Just leave it and return to where bought.

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December 17, 2012 at 07:03:12
If you are using Vista, is it safe to assume the machine has been around for awhile? If so, dust embedded in the cpu heat sink can contribute to temperature control problems also. If you decide to attempt to correct the problem yourself, buy a can of compressed air and blow any dust from the cpu sink. This can be done while checking the cpu fan.

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December 17, 2012 at 09:47:13
For this kind of a case, one need to know the kind of PC it is. Either desktop or laptop. More so, one need to check for it warranty either online or from receipt date as at the point of purchase. If any of the warranty is applied there is no need to work on the PC.

In case it is out of warranty do the following:
Desktop case:
Check the CPU fan while the system is in operation, if stopped check it connecting cable whether it is well connected and firm and check for any physical damage on the CPU fan cable. If okay then check whether the thermal compound is not dried in case is dried replace it. Then test for operation.

Laptop case:
Check the laptop CPU fan connecting cable if well connected and not damaged in case any issue get it resolve, if not okay check the PC thermal compound if dried replace it, if not okay check the thermal heat sink pipe for dirt, in case there is any dirt blow it way for the thermal heat sink to be able to blow heat away from the case.


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