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Processor overheating hi my computer is starting up ok then after 30 seconds keeps shutting processor fan is working but processor is very hot to the touch. please help as i don't know if the processor is broken or is something less drastic.

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  • Anonymous Nov 06, 2007

    IS THERE ANYONE WHO CAN HELP ME??????????????????????
    i have intel  dual processor 3.4ghrz intel board. These days we used to enjoy winter season but my system is 
    facing the termal problem (overheating). when i check the solution and 
    someone told me to use the thermal paste but still its same as after 1 min its
    getting sutdown so can you plz help me. i will be very great full if you will save me and my processor.

  • anchal Nov 13, 2007

    hi my processor is intel pentium 4 clock speed 2.4 Ghz shuts down any time due to overheat....what do i do....?

  • cyberlan Apr 25, 2008

    My computer keeps shutting down after starting it

  • vprejul Aug 30, 2008

    hi my computer is starting up ok then after 30 seconds keeps shutting processor fan is working but processor is very hot to the touch.



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I had the same issue - computer would work until the CPU got too hot and would just turn off - no shut down - I took the computer apart and found that dust had built up in the heat sink and there was absolutely no air flow - I used a small screwdriver and a vacuum cleaner to **** the debris out from around the fan and heat sink and the computer seems to run fine now - I know this a simple solution to what may prove to me a more complex problem but it seemed to work for me - good luck

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Sorry, but were having the same problem..
mine is Intel P4 2.8.. and also it slows down
when i opened 2 or 3 windows..then shut down..

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Do you have standard CPU cooling? maybe you can try to get better cpu cooling. Thermalright has great CPU Cooling. Min is idle 20 degrees and full speed working 35 degrees

Posted on Feb 13, 2008

Not a solution but my processor won't power on. Have had Power? replaced, no luck, mother board check, told fine, still won't turn on. Help please!!!!!!!

Posted on Jan 23, 2008

In your bis change the temp settings if this does not solve the prob then switch off the temp settings

Posted on Oct 08, 2007

The pc is shutting down because is overheating. Try to look if your cooler is placed the right side. If you look at the base of cooler, there is one stair, that must fit on socket. Or try to use new paste, or lower the Voltage of the CPU. Monitor the heat of cpu by some program. Maybe cpu is broken...sorry for my english, it is not my native language:D

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Hi have you cleaned the heatsink? Also replace the paste on the CPU, also you could try installing an extra fan on the case to increase air flow. Also check that your RAM is seated properly and any other chip and card on your board is firmly plugged in. If all this fails replace your CPU. Regards mistyman

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