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Old 06 January 2007, 06:24   #21
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My PC did something similar, Although I blew it out it still overheated and shutdown every few minutes (this was while processing long video edits (an hour plus)

I got radical, jigsawed a suitable hole in the casing and cable tied a 7" desktop fan in place. Not pretty but as its buried under the desk not a concern. PC hardly gets warm now!!

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Old 08 January 2007, 03:19   #22
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Well its still running OK with the side off and fan balanced on a book.

Its obviously a component on the mother board heating up too much, or a dry joint somewhere.

Looks like I'm into changing the motherboard for a complete solution, but I've not done it before. Although I might take the oppertunity to upgrade the processer at the same time.

Am I right in thinking that no information at all should be lost when I change it? Most of my software has been updated via downloads over the last 18 months, so I don't want to start again. I do however back up all my files about twice a week.

Anybody any tips for changing Motherboards?

Back down Novatech at the weekend I suppose.


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Old 08 January 2007, 08:22   #23
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Data can be preserved - programs can't as you will need to reinstal windows if it's a different chipset on the motherboard. It IS a lot of work and not to be undertaken lightly.

You can just stick the hard drive in and hope for the best - updating motherboard drivers as you go etc but it's not really recommended,

Remember there is a lot to backup - email folders - address books - cookies and all sorts of things.

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