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Computer freezes up

Ok I check the processor fan. It only works when it wants to. How would I replace it?

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Just change processer fan; its a typical process to change a processer fan.
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My computer shut off in the middle of a game I was playing. After some digging It was because the processor reached 180 degree.

Also where you have the computer has enough space? If this space is a "hole" in your desk the air can't circulate for cooling down.

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Dell latitude d600- won't boot up!!!

Yes this can be a opverheating problem that's why sometimes it boots up, if the processor is not working fine because of overheating you check first the cooling system of your computer liek the fan if they are working fine because if the fan is not working the way it should be working oeverheating may occur and will result to this problem...

Hope that helps.......

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Freeze on start up wont go into bios

Disconnect everything, Except processor, ram memory, and processor fan.


NO data cables from mobo to harddrive, or optical drive/s

NO Front Panel USB cables, or Front Panel audio cables; to motherboard.

NO computer case fans. (Unless front computer case fan is for the Processor)

Whatever I didn't state, INCLUDE it.

1) Processor, Heatsink, processor fan.
2) Ram Memory

Now, does the BIOS Setup utility screen come up?

Then check out the Power Supply.
Check the 3 main voltage power rails with a multimeter.
Use a KNOWN to be good, Compatible power supply; for a test unit.

("What? What am I doing honey? Oh, I'm just temporarily borrowing the Power Supply from your computer, for a test unit."

"What? No I'm not crazy. REALLY! Some guy with the name of joecoolvette said it would work. What?

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My HP netbook keeps freezing. I don't know whether its due to overheating. But everytime when it freezes, its very hot. Another problem is, when i shut down my netbook, it always restarts by itself....

Hi xinyi pang17,

I have heard of this problem many times and it is usually due to overheating and motherboard problem. But first thing that you need to check is if the fan is working properly or not. You can use a canned air to blow out dust and accumulated particles from the fan.

However, freezing may also be caused by faulty processor. The unit may freeze (and overheat) while booting up, while using the computer or before the operating system loads if the processor is failing. To verify if the processor is failing, just access the BIOS (Basic Input/Output System) setup and test if it will overheat from there. If it does, surely the processor and/or motherboard needs to be replaced.

Hope this helps.

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Computer hangs regularly, usually after just over an hour. But occasionally after a few minutes. Attempts to check 1TB disc unsuccessful (Extended WinDlg122) because computer freezes half way through...

Sounds like 1tb hard drive is passing quick test and then freezing extended test. And if it doesnt freeze during the 200gb test then I would guess the 1tb is going bad. Check the event viewer in windows under system and see if there are any Disk errors with a red X and that ideall will say disk drive 1 or 2 cant read it and yeah that would help confirm it is failing.

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Playing Sims3 on my pc. system will let me play for about 1 1/2 hours. Game will then freeze, screen will go black and system will open in what I believe is safe mode.

hi, it sounds to me like your processor is on its way out your going to need to get the heat sink putty replaced that glues the processor to the cooling fan, it may all ready be to late but getting this putty replaced and all the dust cleaned from inside your computer may solve your problem.

if it dont then it sounds to me like your going to need to get a new processor or even a new computer as it could be either the processor over heating or a part on the main board, if its a part on the main board then you could end up throwing money down the drain to get it fixed, if its just the putty then this can be replaced for next to nothing by any computer repair shop or you could even call some one out.

i would go with the heat sink putty first as this is cheap to get replaced and involves no parts other than a small tub of heat sink putty then get this pc cleaned and the dust vacked out from the cooling vents and then you may find this will solve your problem.

let me know how you get on or if you need further assistance ok

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My asus laptop is freezing upon startup

For the freezing it may be hardware related or software.
To start the diagnosis
First check if the processor fan if it is working well.In most of the cases it start working then after a while it starts slowing down ( I mean the processor fan speed reduces slowly.
Second is try to run safe-mode by pressing F8 at start-up.If safe mode runs correctly it means either virus or spys
You will get a start-up menu to choose this option when you press F8 before the windows start.
well One thing you can do, if you are a bit on the techie side
try to locate the processor and see if there is enough silicon thermal paste.
this will enhance the contact from the heatsink with the processor for a better cooling.

Ok try

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Dell Dimension 8400 - screen goes black or just freezes, no mouse or keyboard input works. Power down and then power back up works fine for about 10 mins then same problem.

Does the computer emit any beeps? If so, how many beeps?
One quick loud BEEP, at start up means that all is loading OK. If you get more than one BEEP sound, than you could have Memory ( RAM ) that is, or has failed. Sometimes, if one of the internal fans has failed or is failing, a computer will start up, and than shut itsself down again. Look for any error messages that may come across the screen. Get on another computer, and search for "computer beep codes". If you have the original manual that came with the computer, sometimes it will list beep codes in it. As it has been pointed out, it could be the hard drive also, check the beep codes, that is a good place to start.

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Computer freezes continuously ..

It's obvious that your computer faces cooling system failures. if you can manage on your own, i suggest you do the following:

1. detach the cooling fan and its heat sink and check whether there are some dirty that prevent direct contact to the processor.

2.clean the dirty and get the cooling system back to its position. make sure that the sink firmly touches the system processor.


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