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#1 Karthik Murali

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 05:27 AM

hi I have a windows XP SP2 , Intel Pentium Duo core processor
512 mb ram
and 160 gb hard disk

i seem to get the thermal overheating problem
when i switch on the computer , it gets completely switched off in an hours time ( though not everytime ,but i guess once in a day or so )
and when i restart in a few minutes, i get a small tone/noise , and it says , ur computer was switched off due to thermal overheating , and please enter to boot ......

how do i get rid of this problems?

thanks fr helping

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Posted 14 January 2010 - 11:02 AM

Have a look at THIS.

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 09:19 AM

hi
thanks for the suggestion
i did as told..... cleaned the entire cabinet inside out

and it seems to work perfectly now.. for the last 2 days......
Thanks a lot

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Posted 17 January 2010 - 09:50 AM

Your :thumbsup:

Just keep an eye on it. Cleaning the interior of a PC is probably one of the simplest but most overlooked types of maintenance there is. The times in between cleaning vary due to different things. But it is a good idea to set a regular schedule. In our home I have 4 towers, 6 cats and a large dog. Pet hair is the main culprit. The wife and I spend most of the time on our lap tops now but for more intensive work we fire up our towers. I still keep a can off compressed air and pull the side panels to inspect air vents, fans, and heat sinks every 6 to 8 months.

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 10:52 PM

hahaha :thumbsup:

sure...i'll watch out.. and btw, i dont have pets.. so shouldnt be a prob either ways:)

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Posted 21 January 2010 - 11:08 PM

It`s not just pet hair that will cause the problem.

Just used that as one of the possible contributors to the problem.

A lot of members may read this post so it was written as an FYI for all that do.

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Posted 22 January 2010 - 11:14 AM

Just an add-on for the list.

(Guard against static discharge before doing this!)
Carefully removing the processor's fan and heat sink unit.
Gently removing the "old" heat sink thermal grease.
Adding a new bead of thermal grease, spreading it evenly across the heat sink bottom.
Carefully re-seat heat sink on processor.

BTW----Thermal grease for CPUs can be found at any RadioShack store

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