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My Dell D610 starts and operates properly, but completely locks up after about 10-15 minutes. I let it cool, and it will start again. I have checked and the fan does run. I cleaned the area around the fan and heat synk. Any ideas?

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  • gcoale0847 Apr 27, 2010

    Thanks. I followed your suggestion. What should the temps be? I changed the fan speed to high. It seems better, but when cpu use went to 80-90+% it locked up after a while. Just doing email, etc, the cpu temp runs 38-40C. GPU around the same. When cpu usage goes up, temp rises to 60+.

  • gcoale0847 Apr 27, 2010

    Thanks again. Converted to Farenheit. Running around 91 under light load. Checked all the programs running at start up. Looks like alot. I do not know what they all are. I am far from a computer expert! I don't want to delete some that are needed. I saw an option of choosing Diagnostic Startup. Should I try that?

  • gcoale0847 Apr 27, 2010

    Thanks for your patience. My email is:



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You can download this to see if it is getting really hot first.
after you install it you can go into the settings and turn on the monitors for the cpu, gpu, ram, and sometimes the hard drive. you can turn on the fan monitors too to make sure they are working. you can control the fans as well. i use it on all my dell laptops. it its not freezing becuse of overheating then it might be the hard drive or you might need to reinstall windows

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    peeface Apr 27, 2010

    i always switch to farenheit so i dont know the celsius degrees. mine usually runs around 80 or so just sitting and 100 or a little higher when doing a few things. if mine is running hot a lot i go into the task maneger and see whats running and what i can get rid of. right click on the task bar at the bottom of your desktop and choose task manager or ctrl alt del usually does it. when i am in task manager i usually click on user name so it puts everything in order so i can see what my user name starts. you can try starting in safe mode and seeing if it still shuts off. safe mode starts minimal things so you can check the task manager there too to see whats running. you might have to manually start the fan program so you can see what temp it runs at in safe mode. after you look through the task manager and you know what doesnt need to be running, you can go to start>run and type in msconfig and click ok and then go to the startup tab and that shows you what starts up everytime the computer starts. if you dont need it, you can un check it. if you wanna comment back with some of the programs running i can try to help you some more.

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    peeface Apr 27, 2010

    i think diagnostic startup is almost just like safe mode. if you want to type them on here i can try to help. i know thats a lot to type. you can try toing like a couple screenshots so i can see all thats there. when i do that i push the print screen button and then paste it into paint and crop it so it just has the startup window so it is bigger. or if you wanna give me your email so we can try to do it over email instead of on here. up to you



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