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Cpu Laaging After Dusting Computer Case!


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#1 bloodylankan

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 05:44 AM

hi im fairly a beginner with hardware and computers itself.
I've dusted my computer several times without any problems with a lil vacuum and I never had a problem after, but this this i decided to use one of those air cans and sprayed the computer and then vacuumed it. And then on my video card I noticed this pink spot with black greasy stuff on it, which I just lightly wiped off with my finger without pressing on it too hard. Afer putting everything back together and turning on the computer it Windows XP loading screen loads for a very long time and a lot of the programs including my playing songs struggle to play smooth.

What could the problem be? Is it the greasy stuff I took of my video card?

BTW here are my computer specs:
Mainboard : ASUSTeK Computer Inc. P5P800
Chipset : Intel i865PE
Processor : Intel Pentium 4 530J @ 3000 MHz
Physical Memory : 2048 MB (2 x 1024 DDR-SDRAM )
Video Card : ATI Technologies Inc Radeon X1600 Series
Hard Disk : Maxtor (164 GB)
Operating System : Microsoft Windows XP Professional 5.01.2600 Service Pack 2
DirectX : Version 9.0c (October 2007)

On Idle:
Monitoring Chip : Winbond W83627EHF/EHG
Voltage CPU : 1.43 V
+3.3V Voltage : 3.20 V
+5V Voltage : 5.25 V
+12V Voltage : 14.55 V
Processor Fan : 2556 rpm
Processor Temperature : 47.5 C
Mainboard Temperature : 28 C
Power/Aux Temperature : 123 C
Hard Disk Temperature Maxtor 6Y160M0 : 36 C

i've uploaded a picture of the video card and the pink thing I took the grease off

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 07:02 AM

First off: Never use vaccums! Only compressed air.

The pink thing you are descirbing appears to be thermal greese. If helps keep your card cool, you should probably pick up some more and re-apply it.

Tell us if this helps :thumbsup:
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 08:09 AM

My question is, what happened to the heat sink that was mounted there?
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 08:12 AM

I assumed he moved it to clean it. I don't know. Is that what happened bloodylankan?

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 10:09 AM

I dont really know what you guys mean by heatsink, but i just checked online for my video card and the pink part is acutally just pink. I didnt move anything before cleaning it. I tried taking out the RAM's and putting them back in and that didnt work.

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and as for the heatsink maybe you guys can see it better on this view, I took a picture of the entire computer.

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 10:34 AM

When spraying the compressed air can, on certain points the can was letting out a lil liquid like water or something..you guys think that caused the problem?

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 10:47 AM

Don't think so. unless it was an acual stream I don't think it is a problem.
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Posted 04 June 2008 - 01:10 PM

alrite..I guess id just have to give to some computer shop to take a look at this

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 02:18 PM

http://www.computerhope.com/cleaning.htm

Worth reading, IMO...should help your next attempt.

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Posted 04 June 2008 - 06:34 PM

http://www.computerhope.com/cleaning.htm

Worth reading, IMO...should help your next attempt.

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Thanks for posting that, it's real useful.

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 06:49 AM

Power/Aux Temperature : 123 C

This is likely to be the problem.

When you get this high of a reading, unplug the computer and open the case.
Touch the metal of the case to ground yourself, then...
VERY CAREFULLY move your hand around inside the case without touching anything. The heat from this event should be obvious (123C is over 250F!)
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Posted 05 June 2008 - 02:30 PM

ok so if this is too HOT..where is the temperature supposed to be at?
and what is the Power/Aux Temperature?

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 06:18 PM

THE PROBLEM IS FIXED !!!!!!
I DID A SYSTEM RESTORE POINT AND EVERYTING IS WORKING FINE NOW
THANKS FOR ALL THE HELP

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Posted 05 June 2008 - 06:31 PM

Nobody asked, but...I think you're concerned about a reading that is unreliable.

The only valid temps that I've found that I could rely on consistently about any system...are those reflected in the BIOS.

I've looked at other posts re this "power/aus temperature" and I've not seen anyone point to anything substantial.

If I have a decent reading for my CPU, I don't worry about my system evaporating.

Ooopsss...I just noticed that you think it's solved, so I'll end my verbosity :thumbsup:.

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