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Computer overheats to 120 degrees celsius, then shuts down, idles at 65 degrees. Have replaced core fan and paste on both the heat sink and the graphics card under that fan. Do you have any other ideas? Thanks Michael Houston

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Did you put it properly? check if the fan is running.

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