"shut Down Due To Thermal Event."
Posted 11 March 2008 - 08:14 PM
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Posted 11 March 2008 - 08:26 PM
First thing I would do...check the temperature in the BIOS after one of these shutdowns.
Second thing...open the case, clean away all dust/debris...ensure that all fans are turning properly when the system is on.
If it still overheats, I would consider replacing fans/heatsink on the CPU and adding fans for additional ventilation.
Posted 11 March 2008 - 08:30 PM
Posted 11 March 2008 - 08:40 PM
Posted 11 March 2008 - 10:13 PM
In looking back, my post is almost a carbon copy of your post; however, I must have been writing my post "just slightly behind" yours and never realized they were duplicate recommendations. Now, with that said, I will surrender any rewards directly to you... with the exception of any S & H Green Stamps that might offered (are you mature enough to remember them?).
Posted 12 March 2008 - 02:40 AM
iSayChris, I would say that the most likely problem is dust build-up. You should clean out your computer every 3 months or so, to make sure that it is free from dust. Also, make sure that areas surrounding your PC are cleaned from dust aswell. This will stop the amount dust from going into your PC via the intake fans. Another thing that you can do is the put a thin cloth that isn't thick, over the intake hole of your PC as this can help prevent dust from getting into your PC by filtering it. If your PC has lots of dust build-up, especially over the CPU and the heatsink, this can trap heat over the CPU and cause it to heat up quicker and overheat it aswell. If your CPU is constantly being overheated, it can cause your PC to turn off randomly, shorten the life of your CPU, cause performance problems and also damage your motherboard aswell as the chance of burning components in your PC.
Also, just for reference, this is a tutorial we have on BC about cleaning your computer from dust, found here.
Edited by david28, 12 March 2008 - 02:47 AM.
Posted 12 March 2008 - 06:59 AM
Some illustrations of what to look for on the board:
Edited by Platypus, 12 March 2008 - 07:00 AM.
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