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My computer acts like it's overheating, however I can feel my fan working normally. The computer will run for about 5-10 minutes, then freeze up, at which point my screen will lock but my computer will go silent (eg fan will stop running). At this point, my computer gets very hot, and then it goes to the blue screen, or just completely shuts down. I'm wondering if there is something wrong with my motherboard or anything else internal besides the fan. I am not terribly computer intelligent, and would just like some additional input. Thank you.

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This problem happened to me. The thermocouple that senses the CPU temperature had gone bad. I replaced it and the computer works as it should.

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