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Dell motherboard {GX 270} over heating.

Hi, i have a dell gx270 desktop , it has started to get very{ hot} mainly
around the base of the {CPU} & RAM SOCKETS.
now the unit will not switch on , sometimes will give flashs of {XP STARTUP then shuts down. kind regards john.

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It seems the system is "dying" or already "dead". The initial heat issues suggests a faulty Processor (PRC) Fan. Faulty Power Supply Unit (PSU) Fan can have same effect.

Open the Base unit; disconnect everything (incluiding Keyboard, mouse, network) power-up and check that PRC and PSU fans are working.

Also check the QUAD Pack Diagnostic LEDs and compare the sequence with

This will help with identifying the cause. Try the Dell Suggested Resolution.
Reply if further help is needed


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