Posted 11 February 2006 - 06:29 PM
The computer is warning you that the CPU is overheating and may become damaged. There are a few things you can do:
1. Try to fix the overheat problem by cleaning the interior of your PC. (See this tutorial Cleaning the Interior of your PC
Or install additional case fans to provide more airflow.
2. Monitor the PC temperatures with a utility e.g. Everest or Speedfan.
Download the system analysis program 'Everest' so you can get detailed information about your system:Everest download
Temperatures, voltages and fan speeds are shown under Computer>Sensor.
3. Change the temperatures at which the warnings start.
These are set in the BIOS. Since there are so many varieties of BIOS I cannot give explicit instructions. Your motherboard manual will tell you how to access the BIOS and where to find the temperature settings.
If you cannot find the settings post back with some details about your system and we'll try to guide you.
Edited by Rimmer, 11 February 2006 - 06:31 PM.
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