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Computer freezing & over-heating.


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#1 billybob43

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 02:18 AM

A few weeks ago, my computer screen was freezing up a lot on me. So, I had a local computer repair shop look at it. He said that the problem was, that my intergrated graphics, was going bad and thats why my screen was freezing up! So, I purchased a mid-level graphics card off of him. A Geforce 6200 graphics card
with 256 MB DDR2 memory, installed free.
Well, after a couple of weeks, my computer screen started freezing again! So, I downloaded a program off of my motherboard CD, to monitor the heat and speed of my CPU fan. The heat monitor advised, that my CPU was running a little hot! Between 60 to 64 degree celcius. Its not the CPU fan, because the same shop replaced it a few months ago. I even put another fan on the side vent of my computer, to blow cool air into my tower. But, its still running hot.
Does anybody have any other suggestions? I would really appreciate it!

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Posted 20 January 2010 - 07:35 AM

A good start would be a thorough cleaning...Pay particular attention to cleaning and possibly reseating the heat sinks on the cpu and video cards...May not fix the problem but it certainly won't hurt...

http://www.bleepingcomputer.com/tutorials/...8.html#cleaning
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Posted 20 January 2010 - 08:45 AM

If you remove your proccessor heatsink remember to clean it and the processor completely of the whatever thermal stuff they used. Isopropol alcohol works great for this. Get some good thermal paste (artic silver is great) put a small BB sized drop and spread it completely over the top of the proccessor. Do not get any on the board as it can short the circuits when you turn it on. It will be a vey thin layer you don't need a lot. Very often the thermal stuff that comes with the heat sinks is worthless and doesn't do a great job this could be cuasing some of the higer temps.
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