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Overheating "studio xps 7100"

After being off over night, the system will start normally and remain stable for about 15-20 minutes, but then randomly shuts down, show screen tearing, freezes, or restarts. After this happens it will not complete a restart successfully. I have reseated the memory cards, and checked all connections for tightness, and cleaned all possible dust from the inside of the machine. With the panel open, I have briefly started the machine and witnessed that both fans are operating.

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It will tell you what is overheating. It may be the heatsink grease on the processor is dried out and not conducting heat away like it is supposed to.

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check your cables. it may be in the way of the fan's fins. also clean your fan for dust.

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it most likely doesnt run on windows me so that theory is out.Take it to dell or call someone to fix it


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Hi All,

I had the same problem - shutting and restarting over and over again. When called Dell, they said it is most likely the motherboard and will need changing. I personally suspected that it has something to do with the power supply.

I was right. I replaced the 305W power supply with a 370W one. Problem solved with just £25 and a trip to Maplin.

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if it's overheating, then u should try to put it in a cooler place. : )

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