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My acer 5420 keeps overheating and shutting down

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  • blufirewitch Apr 03, 2009

    I have my laptop on a cooling fan and also have another big fan behind it. And it still overheats.

  • Anonymous May 18, 2009

    i have the same problem but mine is when i put web cam on mine and it just over heats all the time



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There is probably a dust buildup on the heatsync. The heatsync is located right underneath the fan. underneath the heatsync is the proccessor. if the heatsync cannot properly distribute the heat that the prosessor is creating than the computer will overheat.
The solution to this is to get a can of compressed air, unplug the computer and open it. In between every fin blow the air. put it back together and start her up should be just fine.

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Clean the insides of your Desktop case.

1. make sure all the fans(CASE FANS, POWER SUPPLY FANS AND CPU FANS) are working dust and lint free.
2.remove dust and dirt build up in CPU heat sinks.
3. remove dust and dirt build up in the motherboard, RAM and
expansion slots.
4. remove dust and dirt build up on CD-ROM's, Hard Disk Drives and expansion bays.
5.apply new thermal paste on your CPU.

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