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Thermal shut down on Gateway 500r

Hello Sir,
I received the thermal shut down message on a computer that is rarely used. I have kept it very clean and only added 2 gigs of memory. The fan has always run since purchase, never shutting down if the system was powered on. I assumed I needed another fan, put one in the expansion slots and the same thing happened. Now I have three running fans, and a computer that stays on for 5-10 minutes. Will the hard drive be destroyed, and is this system salvageable?

Thank you,
Jennifer

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Check ur heat sink in ur mother board processor

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Have you checked whether the CPU fan is working or not

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    Thermal/overheating messages

    Given time to cool, the computer displays a warning message such as the following indicating that thermal or overheating event had occurred: The CPU was previously shutdown due to a thermal event (overheating)

    You also may hear four alternating beeps (high, low).



    Overheating warnings provide an indication that the temperature of computer's processor had reached an unsafe operating limit and the processor forced the computer to turn off. The audible tones and warning messages indicate that action is required to prevent future occurrences.


    Most likely it is the CPU Fan which may not be working and needs to be replaced.

    Hope this helps



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    Following are the two generic articles which you may refer to. These are not specific to your system.


    CPU Overheat

    CPU Errors


    Hope this helps

    All the Best


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