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Every time i start the pc there is a thermal error message the sound of three beeps then shut down unless pc is left off 48 hours error message.

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Thermal event are serious, (too hot) make certain of your fan/fans are working. Clean out the dust that has accumulated. Use you computer in a cool environment if possible. If the error continues, purchase some Arctic 5 ceramic paste take off your heat sync apply a very thin coat to the bottom of the heat sync (after you clean it of course) replace the heat sync.
Also pull out the ram (memory) and reseat it.
This should take care of it. If not please ask again.
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Posted on May 15, 2009

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    John Viguers May 15, 2009

    Thermal event are serious, (too hot) make certain of your fan/fans are working. Clean out the dust that has accumulated. Use you computer in a cool environment if possible. If the error continues, purchase some Arctic 5 ceramic paste take off your heat sync apply a very thin coat to the bottom of the heat sync (after you clean it of course) replace the heat sync.
    Also pull out the ram (memory) and reseat it.
    This should take care of it. If not please ask again.
    Please leave a rating...

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