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CPU overheating? Please help!

by nivlac79 / November 15, 2004 9:16 PM PST

My computer completly freezes up after I hear some grinding noise from the CPU. Is it overheating? Anyone got any advise? Thanks.

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Re: CPU overheating? Please help!
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / November 15, 2004 10:22 PM PST

I'd remove the case cover and have the CPU FAN or CPU FAN and heatsink replaced before your CPU melts.

Today it may be well under 50 bucks. Melt the CPU and you'll pay multiples of that.


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Re: CPU overheating? Please help!
by Willy / November 16, 2004 8:16 AM PST

Remove system cover and inspect any and all fans for operation. The sound is likely a fan going out and restarts tiselfs or stops off and on. Thus, check for good operation. Maybe, all you need is a good cleaning while exposed, do so. In either case, inspect and replace any fan or setup for 100% stable operation. Per sure to check the power supply fan as well and any other case fans.

good luck Happy -----Willy

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