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Windows 7: Desktop still having problems after cleaning interior after thermal ev

05 Feb 2012   #1
sdraza1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 
Desktop still having problems after cleaning interior after thermal ev

My computer used to shut down and a message used to be displayed that there was a thermal event. I opened the computer, remove the screws of the fan and cleaned the thing underneath it of dust which it had a lot( and of course other parts too). after that I put the fan back but I am not sure whether I put it in original upside down position or in wrong way, anyhow the wires connecting with the fan are now in between the fan and the thing which it cools but computer still sometimes shuts down suddenly even before booting. What should I do? should I re install the windows? thanks


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05 Feb 2012   #2
Sbrideau

Windows 7 Pro x64
 
 

In short you are saying that you removed the heatsink over the processor, cleaned it and put it back? If it's the case, you might want to NOT start the computer until you open it back and put some thermal paste between the processor and the heatsink, or else the computer will do as you say, shut down by itself because of overheating.
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06 Feb 2012   #3
sdraza1

MS Windows 7 Home Premium 32-bit SP1
 
 
I didnt remove the heat sink, just fan which still remained

connected to the computer through wires. I just cleaned the heat sink beneath the fan by soft brush. thanks again
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