computer overheating

  chrisak 10:26 01 Jan 2006

In this hot weather I find my computer will go for about 1 hour and then will just shutdown and restart without any warning. I have installed another fan and it is still doing it. What else can I do please?

  AndySD 10:54 01 Jan 2006

Try moving it so there is a better air flow arround it.

Turn it off and check the fan on the processor is clean then using compressed air blow out the dust that collects in the fins of the processor heatsink.

  Gongoozler 10:57 01 Jan 2006

Which part of the world are you in - can you send some of the hor weather this way ;-)).

For your computer, download and install MBM5 click here and see what temperatures your computer is reporting.

  chrisak 12:10 01 Jan 2006

Thanx AndySD I will do that tomorrow. And in Queensland, Australia and it is verrrrrrrrrry hot here.

  AndySD 12:14 01 Jan 2006

43C yesterday over there if I am correct.

  Sidetrax 13:05 01 Jan 2006

I had the exact same problem.
What you can try is, take the heatsink/fan of your processor and if theres any dust in the heat sink, blow it away so you can see through it.
Then try :)

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