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One other thing i forgot when the fan starts its like and engine getting faster and faster at this point the PC freezes
You may also want to remove the CPU heat sink and apply more thermal paste to prevent any overheating. You can buy the paste from radio shack for about $10. Arctic Silver 5 is the best stuff.
Posted on Jan 13, 2013
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Posted on Jan 02, 2017
Since you have cleaned the inside thoroughly, could be a capacitor problem - replace capacitors.
It's also possible that there is a bad thermal contact between the NorthBridge chip and it's heatsink. That's the chip/heatsink combo immediately below the processor. Just remove the spring clip that holds the heatsink in place. Use a toothbrush and a good solvent such as denatured alcohol to remove the thermal pad and associated heatsink compound from the heatsink. Then remove all residual heatsink compound from the chip itself. Once everything is very clean, apply a VERY THIN coat of new heatsink compound to the top of the chip AND the bottom area of the heatsink where it comes into contact with the chip.
If this doesn't do the trick, you probably have a bad motherboard.
Posted on Jul 25, 2009
Please restart the computer and while it is booting enter into safe mode by pressing f8 repeatedly. It will eventually it will ask you to enter safe mode. Enter safe mode option(not with networking or anything else) log back in. See if the computer freezes at this point. If it does not freeze after being on for an extended period it is more then likely a bad windows install or a virus. If it does the same thing we could be talking hard ware issues.
Posted on Oct 10, 2012
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