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#1 Yadev

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Posted 11 September 2009 - 10:23 AM

Hi.
My PC is freezing up a lot recently. Also it fails POST and a long continuous beep is heard and it won't boot. A few times my screen is filled with exclamation marks. I think it might be the CPU overheating as when I open the case and put a desk fan on, it works fine until I switch it off. Sisoftware Sandra tell me that the temperature of the CPU is only 20*C/68*F when the fan is on it but when it locks up at about 26*C. I have a P4 3.0 CPU & I am not running any intensive programs.
Any ideas.
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Posted 11 September 2009 - 10:58 AM

Look at the heatsink underneath the CPU fan and make sure it isn't clogged with dust and lint
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#3 Yadev

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Posted 12 September 2009 - 05:27 AM

Hi.
I cleaned it 0ut and still no luck. Could it be anything else besides the CPU.
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Posted 12 September 2009 - 06:25 AM

Yes it could be your RAM, try dusting the RAM banks out. If nothing them one of your sticks of RAM may have died.
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