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Thermal event shut down

Shuts down every few minutes of the day due to thermal event and I heard it was my Fan that needs to be replaced. and I just want to know what fan I need to fix this issue?

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Sounds like a heat issue, pop the side of your case open and turn on the PC, are there fans not moving? Take a close look at your processor fan if there is one.

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Thermal event issue


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Check the CPU fan to see if it spins freely, if not replace the fan.
If the fan and heat sink is clogged with dust the remove the dust and make sure the vents are clear and dust free. Use a small brush and can of compressed air to do this.

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My laptop's fan isn't working so my laptop shuts down on its own every nw and then which i guess is due to overheating.what should i do to repair this problem?


When the CPU overheats then it will shut down (i.e. thermaloverload) and won't boot up again until it has cooled down. If this is theproblem is not fixed then the CPU will eventually fail.
A faulty fan causes the problem or the fan and heat sink assembly are cloggedwith dust.
Check the CPU fan to see if it spins freely, if not replace the fan.
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If you are looking at the pc from the front, take the left side cover off and ensure that the fan on the cpu is spinning when you turn the machine on. If it isn't, that needs to be replaced. If it is working, shut the pc completely down. Grasp the fan and heat sink unit and ensure that it does not move or wiggle at all. If it's loose, tighten the screws holding the fan/heatsink unit down. Try that and reply back with your findings.

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you need to check a few things... when the fan/heatsink assembly were replaced, did you make sure that the thermal pads on the CPU and GPU are NEW/Good.... Make sure that the Heatsink GPU pad Firmly sits in the chip....

You can test the thermal controller by using a hair dryer or heat gun.... Point it onto the heatsink pipes and see if your fan spins when the pipes get hot, then remove and see if the fans slow after a minute...

You might have faulty RAM or Misseated RAM... Pull The RAM chips and reseat them...
Also Make Sure Your CPU Is Locked Down....

Periodic Shut Downs Can Be Caused By Quite A Few Different Things...

Typically it's due to Thermal Damage
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If your case conforms to the later ATX spec or some derivative thereof, don't block the hole in the side of the case.

Just some stuff I've run into, maybe you already know this!


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