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#1 devilswim3

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 12:43 PM

I have aproblem, my computer has been turning off randomly. Someone in the HJT forum said it may have to do with a heat or hardware problem....I was wondering if you could help me. Also my computers fan is very loud. Thak you!

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#2 Nick_R_23

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 07:06 PM

First, make sure your antivirus is updated, as some viruses can make a computer shut down unexpectedly. Second, take off your computers side panel (while its off :thumbsup: )and clean out all of the dirt from the heatsink. (and all other places while youre at it) If you take the heatsink off, be careful not to crush the core of the processor when you put it back on. Also, on the fan, if you take hold of the blades and pull GENTLY while twisting a little back and forth helps loosen it up. Make sure that all the jumpers/switches are set correctly on the motherboard as an overclocked processor can overheat and become unstablized, resulting in a shutdown.

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Posted 26 April 2005 - 08:04 PM

Lots of noise may indicate a bad fan or two. If it's a processor fan, that would explain a lot about your problem. Bad bearings mean slower speed. Remember to follow strict guidelines to prevent statical electrical discharge damage if you're working inside the computer. Unplug the power cord and ground yourself to a metal part of the case before touching anything inside. Don't open the power supply - there are dangerous capacitors inside. If it's a power supply fan, order a new one. They are pretty cheap these days.




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