My Laptop, my heatsink, my fan, and me! - Techist - Tech Forum

Go Back   Techist - Tech Forum > Computer Hardware > Hardware Repairs and Troubleshooting
Closed Thread
Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 02-22-2008, 06:36 PM   #1 (permalink)
Newb Techie
Join Date: Jan 2008
Posts: 5
Default My Laptop, my heatsink, my fan, and me!

haha, getting irritated. Have a DELL 8600 inspiron. I probably havn't treated it very well - basically it's been running for 3 years straight. A month or so ago it started freezing up - sometimes shortly after it booted, sometimes during the boot process. I wasn't so concerned until it froze when I booted it in safe mode. so i started by replacing the 15 dollar fan....then someone suggested I add some heat sink grease. before i put the grease on it, it ran for a while with the keyboard removed - no freezing. Then I put the keyboard back overtop and it froze. So i put on the heat sink grease. No luck.

Any suggestions? is the processor fried? is it worth throwing another 30-50 dollars at it for a new processor?

Thanks for your help!

Vondie is offline  
Old 02-22-2008, 10:39 PM   #2 (permalink)
Monster Techie
sPlAtOiD's Avatar
Join Date: Nov 2002
Posts: 1,748
Default Re: My Laptop, my heatsink, my fan, and me!

Was it the vent fan you replaced? Sounds like a heat issue. If you can get it to post with the keyboard off the processor is still OK. So I'm sure you made sure and blow all the dust out of it. Also if you plug the keyboard in and leave it out of the way like up off the laptop a little for air to get in will it still freeze up. If so it may be something wrong with the keyboard.
sPlAtOiD is offline  
Closed Thread

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:27 PM.

Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2016, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.