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CPU Shutting Down the PC

Hi, my ACER F1 Desktop has a Pentium 4 3.2 installed. The CPU fan is not working effectively and is causing the PC to shutdown once the CPU is hot. I don't know what type of CPU it is and therefore don't know what type of fan to buy, plus I don't know how to take it out of the PC. There are 2 clips either side of it, which I haven't been able to remove.

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  • sureshbopiti May 12, 2009

    Thanks Greg,

    I will try to pry off the clips, was a bit worried earlier about them breaking. Suresh


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The clips attach on either side of the heatsink. They usually just pry up to remove (take a pic if u can of the heatsink b/4 removing clips). I'm guessing the fan is loaded with dust. Cleaning a fan will usually fix any problem you're having with the fan itself. If after cleaning the fan it works and PC still shuts down, you have 1 of 2 problems:

  • Bad power supply; make a not if the fan for the power supply is still working; a can of compressed air does a nice job of cleaning the inside of the PC including the power supply
  • Bad motherboard; only cure for bad motherboard is replacement
I hope this clarifies your issue and please don't hesitate to post back with other PC issues. All the best!
Greg

Posted on May 12, 2009

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