Is my computer overheating?

Discussion in 'OT Technology' started by ChrisX22, Apr 15, 2005.

  1. ChrisX22

    ChrisX22 Guest

    I came home from the store, and my computer was turned off. I always leave it on. When i powered it up, it gave me an error that it was shutdown due to a "thermal event". And it gave me the option to his F1 to continue booting, or F2 to boot into the setup.

    I looked at the event log, and there was an error with the CPU dealing with heat.

    I have a Dell 8400, 3.2 ghz, 1 gb ram, 256mb 6800 GT .

    Less than 2 weeks ago my power supply went bad, and dell sent me a new one to replace it.

    Anyone know if this is a serious problem, or what could have caused it?
  2. lowfat

    lowfat 24/Mac/SciFi/PC Crew OT Supporter

    Oct 27, 2003
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    Grande Prairie, AB, Can
    how clean is the inside of your computer? a lot of dust in a heatsink can cause a computer to overheat.

    I've never owned a dell and dont know if they have thermal sensors or not, but try downloading speedfan or another program and check what your temps are like.

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