Wednesday, June 15, 2011

How to troubleshoot OVERHEATING COMPUTER?

DESKTOP COMPUTER or LAPTOP OVERHEATING
When the CPU overheats then it will shut down (i.e. thermal overload) and won't boot up again until it has cooled down. If this is the problem is not fixed then the CPU will eventually fail.
A faulty fan causes the problem or the fan and heat sink assembly are clogged with dust.
Check the CPU fan to see if it spins freely, if not replace the fan.

If the fan and heat sink is clogged with dust the remove the dust and make sure the vents are clear and dust free. Use a can of compressed air to do this.

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