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Old 02-07-2007, 03:20 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Hi, my name is Mike Myatt and I have a problem with my computer It has an AMD Athlon 64 X2 4200+, at 2.2GHz, Socket AM2 wich is just turning off with no warning. I think this is because the CPU is overheating. Can I correct this by changing the heatsink ?
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Old 02-07-2007, 04:10 PM   #2 (permalink)
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I would test it out first. Check the temperatures and make sure its not a problem with the PSU.
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Old 02-07-2007, 04:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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The heatsink itself should not be the problem (maybe how its sitting on the CPU or the application thermal paste might be the problem). How big is your PSU ?
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Old 02-08-2007, 06:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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duno if its your cpu overheating, dont jump into buying a new heatsink, when i forgot to secure my heatsink (retarted me) my computer just froze. did that 3 times before i relised i forgot the heatsink tabs.
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