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PC keeps overheating and turning off by itself


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#1 robocop321

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 02:42 PM

Hi there ive had a problem with my PC which has been going on for a while atm.

For instance I am in the middle of using my PC and I notice it just gets so fricking hot that the vents on the side can burn my hand.

I have no idea why it is doing this, my computer also seems to like to just turn off for no reason and I think it is because of the overheating.

I do not know why it gets so hot and does stupid bleep like this.

 

All I want is for you guys to help me fix this and make my PC as smooth and fast as possible.

Thankyou



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#2 BCMusic

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 02:56 PM

Your PC is likely overheating because of dust buildup on your fans and CPU's heatsink. This tends to happen if you smoke around your PC or your PC is in a dusty environment. If you feel experienced enough, fixing it is as simple as taking your PC apart and cleaning the heatsink and other system fans. But you have to clean the residual thermal compound from the CPU/heatsink and then reapply more. The thermal compound can be purchased at various online retailers for ~$7. It's a lot cheaper to do it yourself instead of taking it to a repair shop.


Edited by BCMusic, 17 July 2013 - 02:58 PM.


#3 robocop321

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Posted 17 July 2013 - 05:13 PM

well that was easy...

I just took the hair dryer and put it on cold-mode and blew it into the vents on the side of the Laptop for about 10 mins and since then for a few hours it has been running fine and it is not getting hot anymore. In fact it is even blowing out cold air o.O :D






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