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    How Do You Fix An Overheated Computer?

    Post by stathmk on Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:30 am

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    My home computer crashed several times yesterday and today. When I turn it back on it has a message that it has overheated. The fans are working. This morning, we tried to clean the dust out of the inside, but it's just as bad. It crashes after a few minutes of running it.

    When I run it in safe mode, I can't access the internet or print.

    I'm running Windows XP (2002 Edition?) Service Pack 2 with 2.99 GHz. Does anybody know how to fix it? If I can't fix it, then I'm just going to get all of the information off of it that I can and get a new computer.

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    Re: How Do You Fix An Overheated Computer?

    Post by Dark_wizzie on Sat Oct 23, 2010 10:34 am

    I think you can gt a large house fan and blow it. You can underclock the cpu... Although it's not clear if it's just your CPU overheating. Water cooling might be fine, but I'd just save up and buy a new computer. That's how I am Smile



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    Re: How Do You Fix An Overheated Computer?

    Post by jayngo26 on Tue Oct 26, 2010 9:49 pm

    Plant some C4 charges, stand back, press the button. Fixed.



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    Re: How Do You Fix An Overheated Computer?

    Post by Per-Scan on Wed Oct 27, 2010 2:19 am

    If the C4 doesn't work you could try reseating the CPU and memory modules. Also buy some new thermal paste and reseat the CPU fan. Sometimes the fan can come away from the CPU slightly and can cause overheating. How old is your machine? Sometimes chips just age and die. What type of processor do you have (brand and model)? If your processor is common enough you may be able to get one from eBay cheaply.

    PS: I'm presuming it's your CPU that's the problem though you do have an integrated Intel GPU. If there are any heat sinks on that see if they can be reseated too.

    Get back to us with the details and/or solution. Smile

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    Re: How Do You Fix An Overheated Computer?

    Post by Dark_wizzie on Wed Oct 27, 2010 10:50 am

    Laptops are just more common for overheating, though. Desktops for men. <3



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    Re: How Do You Fix An Overheated Computer?

    Post by Dr.Zin on Thu Oct 28, 2010 6:05 pm

    All posts above aside, give this a try:

    http://www.amazon.com/s/ref=nb_sb_noss?url=search-alias%3Delectronics&field-keywords=notebook+cooler&x=0&y=0

    I use it for mine and they've made my laptop last some 7 years now.



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    Re: How Do You Fix An Overheated Computer?

    Post by Tenamk on Mon Nov 01, 2010 4:52 am

    Oh crap! I've blown my PC with C4



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    Thank you for the update.

    Post by stathmk on Tue Nov 02, 2010 10:48 am

    Per-Scan wrote:If the C4 doesn't work you could try reseating the CPU and memory modules. Also buy some new thermal paste and reseat the CPU fan. Sometimes the fan can come away from the CPU slightly and can cause overheating. How old is your machine? Sometimes chips just age and die. What type of processor do you have (brand and model)? If your processor is common enough you may be able to get one from eBay cheaply.

    PS: I'm presuming it's your CPU that's the problem though you do have an integrated Intel GPU. If there are any heat sinks on that see if they can be reseated too.

    Get back to us with the details and/or solution. Smile
    Thanks, guys for all of the help.

    I copied all of the data off of it that I could before it really crashed. On October 23rd or 24th, it got to be so bad that the computer would be turned on and stay on for about 15 seconds before turning off. My Dad bought me a new computer last week and I hooked it up on the Halloween weekend.

    On a different message board, 2 guys posted about the same thing that you typed, Per-Scan. However, one of them mentioned that I download Speedfan because it was before I mentioned that my computer stays on about 15 seconds. I looked on my Dads computer and found out that Speedfan and similar programs are available on download.com. Ill use Speedfan with my new computer. I want to use my SATA or PATA (Whichever it is, I cant remember) hard drive enclosure to copy the rest of the data off of the old C drive tonight or tomorrow. If I cant get all the data off of it, then Ill post asking for help.
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    I have some C4 stories.

    In December 2001 or January 2002 the attempted shoe-bomber who was like a member of Al-Qaeda, The Taliban, or an Islamo-fascist group member wanted to die for his beliefs. He had mental problems, C4 in his shoes on the airplane to The USA, and wanted to blow up the airplane. The bomb failed to go off and he was attacked by 10 passengers in 10 seconds because they didnt want there to be another September 11th-type attack. I asked my Sociology Professor about this man. My Sociology Professor had C4 in the Vietnam War.

    The Lego Wolf 3D game is made in the C4 graphics engine.

    A comedian said, If some American hotel owners are superstitious and dont have housing on the 13th floor, then how come Americans have a C4 gate at the airport?

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    Data finally copied over

    Post by stathmk on Sun Nov 07, 2010 7:12 am

    Thank you. I had forgotten to post on about November 3rd that I had finally copied all of my C drive data over from in my portable hard drive enclosure. If I have more computer problems, then I'll come back to post on The Wolf3D Haven.

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    Re: How Do You Fix An Overheated Computer?

    Post by Tenamk on Sun Nov 07, 2010 9:58 am

    You can count on us. We're here to help Smile



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