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Almost every laptop will accumulate a big wad of fuzzballs and lintballs that get packed in front of the internal cooling fins for the processor and chipset. This results in overheating and random shutdowns, as is your problem.
Ease of cleaning this out, without disassembly, depends on the design of the laptop's cooling fans and air ducts. I have kept an 8 yr old Toshiba laptop clean inside and running good by using a shop vac wo work 2 ways. I use the vac's exhaust to blow air INTO the slots where the air typically exit's from the laptop.... and use the suction end of the shop vac on the fan openings of the laptop.
You don't want to blow into the fan openings, as this only forces the debris and fuzzball deeper into the cooling fins.
You want to force air the *opposite* way of the laptop's normal airflow, to dislodge the fuzzball.
After vacuum & blowing, the lintball should end up visible by the fan intake openings. You may have to pop the fan screens out if the lintball is too large to come out any other way.
ONE THING HOWEVER Karl, to work on this All-In-One you need to wear an ESD wrist strap, and have it's alligator clip connected to a good ground source. This is just like working on a LAPTOP computer, NOT a desktop.
Best is to get a compress air duster, you can disassemble your processor fan but be careful not to take it off.
If you keep getting heat related shut downs try applying new thermal paste to your processor.
Thats your system restarting every small minute then the problem lies on your processor or probably your processor fan that is blowing air to your processor stops working and that can cause it not be ok after a short time it will be over heated and have to cut off and restart again
what you will have to do is to change the processor fan or probably add a cooling paste on the processor cooling sink or if that persist change the processor.
Actually what you need is a Heatsink & Fan for a Intel "Xeon" Processor. I believe some of these came with dual core and quad core CPU's. So make sure as to EXACTLY what type processor you have and look for a heatsink for that.
Or, you can call Dell directly and purchase it from them. Dell sometimes uses Fan tunnels in there machines, instead of directly mounting the fan on the CPU.
I hope this info helps, please rate my solution. Have a great day!
The fan/heat sink on these models get plugged with dust very easily, use an air compressor or can of air to blow the dust out of the heat sink and fan. In extreme cases the thermal paste gets dried out and needs to be re-applied to properly cool the processor.
if you are looking for performance, you may want to start with the RAM first. It is DDR2 and that laptop is able to go up to a max of 4GB RAM. If that doesn't speed things up, consider getting a 7200RPM hard drive. Laptop processors rather difficult to upgrade. It will require disassembling the laptop completely and theres a good chance that something will be damaged in the process