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Computer Heating Up

by 310318522 / August 22, 2009 8:32 AM PDT

I have a hp pavilion slimline s3200n and its heating up at the point that eventually shuts down. how can i cool it so this doesn't happen?
Its normal when nothing is open and when i open a few windows or like a program to watch videos it heats up.I also took it to a professional and he said that the because of the small body it conducts more heat and the person didn't really do much. just telling me to put it on its side but its still what should I do?

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by pyrrhus55 / August 22, 2009 8:47 AM PDT
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It has a AMD processor. They tend to run hotter than intel. Try to keep it well vetilated. Make sure the interior is clean, free of dust. Perhaps putting it on a wire like base may help ventilation. Did the professional offer to add a fan?? I'm not familiar with its motherboard, but many motherboards allow for an extra fan or fans.

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by 310318522 / August 22, 2009 9:40 AM PDT
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no he did not offer to add a fan. should i ask him to put in another fan?

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Is the inside free of dust bunnies on the CPU HS and FAN,
by VAPCMD / August 22, 2009 10:48 AM PDT
In reply to: Computer Heating Up

power supply, etc., ?

If the problem persists...a better HS Fan or case fan might help.

Download, run and minimize PC Wizard 2009. You'll be able to see the system temps, fan speed in the upper right hand corner of the monitor. You can decide what to do from there.


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