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My comp keeps overheating and shutting down, what can I do?
Asked by Bella123
Posted Oct 30 2012 07:58 AM
I will have been on my computer for 10, 15 mins and it overheats and ends up shutting down by itself. Anyone know why this is? - Thanks
Answered by ezchomak
Posted Oct 31 2012 09:47 AM
Just had this problem with a Toshiba Satellite laptop. We took it apart and found a huge dust clod stuck right in the CPU fan. The dust clod was literally impairing the motion of the fan so that the CPU was overheating and automatically shutting down. After extraction with tweezers and a good cleaning with compressed air, the laptop's working well again.
Is this a desktop or laptop you're working with?
Answered by Tom_Patrick
Posted Nov 22 2012 08:49 PM
Gaming, HD Video, Large Software like video editing etc., consume more Processor resources and due to the heavy processing the system heats up. Excessive heatup beyond usual is alarming and PC shuts down by itself when the processor/ CPU temperature exceeds the safe temperature limit. There are mainly two reasons for heatup.
Heating issue generally occurs due to fan failure, which may damage the system, if not checked properly. Another most likely cause of overheating is the dust present inside the PC, which clogs the fan and heatsink.
The procedure is very simple and I believe immediate action is required to prevent any damage to your machine and data.
Answered by Evad27
Posted Nov 26 2012 04:50 AM
If you have not been playing with the internals... Then the most probable cause would be the processor fan, presuming this is not a laptop.
There is usually a small dedicated fan just for the processor which is in turn protected by a thermal shutoff.
As in: fan quits, processor overheats, thermal protection shuts everything down, thermal cools down, repeat ....