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Old 12-08-2007, 11:05 AM   #1 (permalink)
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I have a computer that has been overheating really bad. It's been having the CPU go to almost 90C!

It sounds the alarm siren that it's overheating, but I've never had this problem before. I moved about 3 months ago, and that's when the problems began. I have added another fan, and a HDD fan in order to help, but neither has done anything.

I have not changed, nor modified anything since the move, what could be the problem?


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Old 12-09-2007, 04:59 PM   #2 (permalink)
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It sounds like the CPU heat sync came loose. Take the heat sync off ans reapply some new thermal paste like arctic silver and re-seat the heat sync and test it out.

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make sure to clean out the heat sink of any dust and anything else that might be clogging it.... fans too.
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i agree, if the heatsink is wiggling then it wont draw heat from the cpu,
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