Solved overheating and shut down

June 22, 2011 at 03:00:33
Specs: Windows 7, 2 gb
frequently seems to overheat and shutdown ....both fans are working I have also removed the side panel and am running a home fan on components! Why??

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#1
June 22, 2011 at 04:53:36
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Last time this happened to me I found if I looked between the fan blades of the CPU fan the heatsink was choked with dust. Once this was carefully cleaned out with a small soft artist's paintbrush along with a general blow out of case dust the overheating disappeared. Take the usual static precautions of course.

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#2
June 22, 2011 at 07:03:01
download speedfan, check your temps, it may also be that bios is set to shut off at low temps.. reseating the cpu with new thermal paste might help, a can of compressed air will help blow out dust from those hard to reach places.

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#3
June 22, 2011 at 16:25:26
Thanks for the info, I'll give it a try and let you know if it works.

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#4
June 22, 2011 at 16:28:05
Thanks for your help with this most frustrating problem.

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#5
June 22, 2011 at 17:02:48
And FYI, running another (external) fan may actually blow heat back into the case. If the fan's aren't cooling enough by themselves, it's best to determine the cause (which it appears you have). Never a bad idea to clean the inside of a machine at least every year or so if you're in a "clean" environment, and much more frequently if you're not:

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tut...

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