Hello I have a Dell Inspiron 518 its about 8 years old. I am running windows 10. I started to notice my computer was just freezing out of nowhere. So I ran diagnostics from my bios and it passed everything my memory, CPU, hard drives, motherboard, etc. Mind you this took about almost 48 hours because it was doing extensive hard drive testing.
Anyway I found out my system was overheating, the motherboard and CPU, by running a temp check app (picture below). I found it odd that my computer would freeze in Windows after about 10 to 15 minutes but, when running my diagnostics in the bios it never froze at all.
All my fans are working as they should so I took off the heat sink to my CPU off and cleaned off the old thermal paste and applied some new paste. Unfortunately, that did not fix the problem.
CPU, both cores were running at around 98 degrees F
Motherboard was at an astounding 182 degrees F
I'm guessing I probably have a shot CPU or Motherboard?
Sorry for the sideways picture, not sure why its doing that...
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