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Old 04 January 2007, 07:30   #11
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Had a similar problem with daughter's laptop. The heat sink compound (white greasy stuff) had dried out and was not doing it's job. Cleaned off old grease and applied new compound. Also blew out dust from between cooling fins. Result = laptop now fine and a happy offspring ( not too mention parents as she started talking about a new one )
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Plan C will be to take it out and wander into Novatech with it in my hand. (Oooerr Missus)
Or, plan D...wander into your workshop instead of Novatech, renew the heatsink compound as Ribald suggested and self tapper a piece of ally onto the heatsink to increase its surface area.
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I had problems in Sept on last year with the fan sticking, instead of buying a new fan I bought a new Graphics Card from Novatech. At 28 it wasn't much more expensive than replacing the fan, I got an upgraded Card and there's the advantage it's got no Fan so my PC is quieter.

Hope you get it sorted Nasher, the guys at Novatech are realy helpful.
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As much as it pains me to say it.

I brought a new one.

From Novatech who I agree are always very helpful.

It has its own little fan attached and was 44 to get the same spec as the old one.

Just fitted it, and it appears to be working fine.

Sorted.

Thanks for all your help.

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Or, plan D...wander into your workshop instead of Novatech, renew the heatsink compound as Ribald suggested and self tapper a piece of ally onto the heatsink to increase its surface area.
A small fan held on with self tappers would be easier and better. Trouble is if its been cooked too often then it's prob knackered anyway so a new one is the way to go.
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Aaaaggghhh.........

Still doing it, but after a longer time.

Blowing the fan on it again sorted it out, so something else must be overheating.

I cant get the fan off the heatsink over the processor at the moment to try cleaning it out better, but will persist.

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Nasher - unscrew the fan from the heatsink - it's only a few self tappers - if you have an airline try blowing it out. Could be your room is just too hot - turn your heating down and invest in a jumper - you will save a fortune and the planet as well.....
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Nasher - unscrew the fan from the heatsink - it's only a few self tappers - if you have an airline try blowing it out. Could be your room is just too hot - turn your heating down and invest in a jumper - you will save a fortune and the planet as well.....
The fan looked to be running a bit slow, so I've now tried a new fan assembly with fresh grease between it and the CPU and its still doing it, its always been fine in the past but I've changed nothing.


However by removing the small extract fan from the case and pointing it in the general direction of the graphics card it works fine. I'm convinced now a component on the motherboard is getting to hot and the small fan is cooling it down enough to run.

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Might check your power supply.

If the output voltages are low, you'll drive more current, which could be what's causing the overtemp.

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