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Thermal Event Shutdown

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#1 may elliott

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Posted 11 January 2008 - 03:31 PM

I boot system. I sign in.....system shuts down all by itself. When I re-boot it tells me it failed to to "Thermal Event" and tells to be F1 to continues.

What is "Thermal Event"?

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#2 nigglesnush85


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Posted 11 January 2008 - 03:56 PM


It basically means that your system overheated and shut itself down so as not to damage any components.
Reasons for this range from dust on the heatsink or a fan not spinning to heatsink not being seated correctly.

What is the make/specifications of the system and roughly how old is it?


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Posted 11 January 2008 - 08:53 PM

If it began suddenly, maybe the heatsink has gotten jarred loose from the cpu. It'll overheat instantly without the sink. If this is the case, you should apply some fresh heat-conducting gook between the two.

Edited by RknRusty, 11 January 2008 - 09:02 PM.

#4 david28


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Posted 12 January 2008 - 12:59 AM

Read this article on how to clean your PC properly: Cleaning the Interior of your PC

This article will show you how and the proper way to clean your computer. Using a vacuum cleaner isn't recommended though. Hope this helps! :thumbsup:

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