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How to keep your processor healthy

Always replace the heat sink compound once in every year and be sure to see the heat sink fan is working properly to reduce processor failures.
Never handle the processor improperly. Always discharge your static electricity be touching bare metal.

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to much heat

If the processor is overheating, check the fan to make sure it is turning freely but does not have sloppy bearings. Make sure the fins are clean. If these are OK, replace the thermal transfer compound between the processor and the heat sink. If the compound is too thick or is dried up and hardened, it will not transfer heat efficiently. I get the best results with a thin layer of silver-based compound - just barely enough to cover the chip evenly. Be sure to clean both the heat sink and processor thoroughly before applying the new compound. Use isopropyl alcohol for cleaning if necessary.

Oct 03, 2012 | NEC Versa A2200 Cooling Heatsink P4

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Help, cpu over heating ,fan and heat sink have been cleand.

The only thing that you did not mention was fresh conductive thermal grease compound, did you take the heat sink off the processor ic and remove the old thermal compound? if you have not done this you will need to complete the repairs and apply fresh conductive thermal compound this will dissipate up to 50% of the heat and should solve your problem. If this fails you need to make sure the processor cooling fan is running properly, or the processor ic may need to be changed because of thermal runner way.

Feb 28, 2011 | Gateway 505GR PC Desktop

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Hi! I have Asus m2n-vm hdmi motherboard, about month ago i've got problem: if computer works more than 12 hours, it freezes and works normally just after few hours "rest". Also, after shutdown fan kept working. But today, when i turn it on, it beeps once, than shows usual screen with motherboad's name and "press DEL to enter BIOS" etc, and nothing else happens. Keyboad's LED flashes only once before, and on this screen keyboad don't response. I plugged off HDDs, changed RAM, changed system power,.nothing changes. I had same yesterday, but after 2 hours it worked normally, now waiting doesn't help. p.s. sorry for my english

Hi lvadim1993,
In other word your PC works intermittently. Here is what you have to do. Check and remove the processor cooling fan and heat sink clean the cooling fan and heat sink. If you have a thermal compound remove the old thermal compound and put a little amount at the center of the heat sink. Reinstall it back the processor cooling fan and heat sink and make sure It install properly even and snag tight. re plug in the cooling fan connector to the motherboard. If you have a video card remove and clean the video card connector and the cooling fan and heat sink with air blower same also to the memory card. Use the air blower to clean the motherboard and the entire internal of the PC. Reinstall the video card and the memory card and make sure that they are install properly. replug in the video cable and the pc power cord and turn on the PC. this will work. the computer is just over heating. I hope that this information will help you solve the problem.

Jan 05, 2011 | Computers & Internet

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I have a Toshiba Satellite A215 and it keeps shutting down and getting hot. I don't think the internal fan is working. Can this be fixed and is it expensive?

Replacing the fan on the CPU or the GPU, Graphics card, is actually very simple and the fan will run about $20 to $25 depending on what type of fan you get and where. Aside from a new fan you will need a small tube of heat sink compound. The fan just clips on to the CPU. Make sure you get a fan that is designed for your CPU type or it will not fit properly. For instance, if you have a P-3 CPU you can't fit it with a P-2 Chip or P-4 chip, they won't mount correctly and subsequently they won't work. When you go to Best Buy or the computer shop your to buy your part tell them what type of CPU you have and that you want the cooling fan and the heat Sink Compound to mount it with. They will be able to direct you to the proper fan Type. Also, while you have it opened up take the opportunity to use canned Air to blow the dust out of the machine. If you are doing what is called Over Clocking it is important that you know you may have burned the CPU out as this causes the CPU to heat up more than it would if you just had it installed for the proper speed. The old fan will be difficult to remove because the old heat sink compound will have formed a bond between the fan heat sink and the CPU itself. If you have to do any prying to remove the old fan make sure you do so carefully and make sure you clean the old heat sink compound off the CPU before you try mounting the new fan. When you apply the new Heat sink compound you want to place the compound in the center of the CPU and let the heat sink spread the compound out in a thin layer. This compound needs to be spread evenly so it forms a good bond between the Heat sink and the CPU itself to properly transfer the heat from the CPU to the heat sink so the fan can properly cool the CPU.

Nov 21, 2010 | Computers & Internet

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HP stops giving input to mnitor, have to reboot whole system.

that is problem of processor when processor is overheated it do so there is a white heat sink compound between processor and heatsink detach heat sink and apply new heat sink compound on the processor and look properly that heatsink is firmly fixed to processor or not .it may problem of fan if fan is rotating with low frequency then also it happens replace new fan the frequency of fan can be seen in setup

Apr 03, 2010 | HP Pavilion F1903 19" Flat Panel LCD...

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