Question about Dell OptiPlex GX520 PC Desktop
Hot CPU, or are you trying to refer to the computer itself? CPU stands for Central Processing Unit. Another name is Microprocessor, or simply Processor for short.
1) Clean out the inside of the computer, with a can of compressed air for computers, and you may also have to use Q-tips to dislodge the heavy 'Gunk'.
2) Make sure the computer case fan/s are operating, and they are not spinning too slowly. (Bad fan bearings)
3) Assure that the Processor fan is operating, and not spinning too slowly. (Or spins a few times then stops)
4) Assure that the Thermal Paste used in-between the top of the Processor's case, and the bottom of the Heatsink, is in good repair. At the cheap cost of replacing, it's best to just clean the Processor's case top, bottom of the Heatsink, and correctly apply fresh thermal paste. IF a thermal pad is used, remove it, fly it at the cat. Thermal pads are JUNK, and can't be reused anyway.
BEFORE you reach inside your computer.
Observe Anti-Static Precautions.
Your body carries Static electricity.
Static will fry out (Short Circuit) the hardware components inside a computer.
(Some examples: Processor, Ram Memory, motherboard chipsets, etc.)
Computer UNPLUGGED from power, computer on a table, computer case open. TOUCH the metal frame of the open computer case.
This will relieve your body of Static.
Should you walk away in the middle of working on your computer, upon your return be SURE to Touch the metal frame again.
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Posted on Aug 07, 2010
Well if the CPU gets hot it will shut down...
no ifs nor buts nor maybe it will shut down, reason being the cooling system and the fan is meant to keep the processors cool and if they over heat then the system cannot perform or stay up, it may be the fan so check into that if not run an hardware diagnostic on your system...
to do the hardware diagnostic go to;
CMD the type the chkdsk in the box and hit enter..
you can also do CHKDSK /f to fix errors or CHKDSK /r to repair errors... but those would not be with overheating and shutting down but regular chkdsk should get you an asnwer if anything is wrong hardware related...
Posted on Aug 07, 2010
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