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Windows 7: my processor keeps overheating

31 Jul 2011   #1
Win7Build7600

Windows 7 Home Premium build 7600 x64
 
 
my processor keeps overheating

Hi guys. My processor keeps overheating, and making a 3 beep noise. My computer doesnt shut down, it locks up, and it angers me. Is this fixable?

Thanks!


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31 Jul 2011   #2
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

clean the CPU fan and heatsink and make sure it is seated properly and didn't come loose.
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31 Jul 2011   #3
Win7Build7600

Windows 7 Home Premium build 7600 x64
 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by Zepher View Post
clean the CPU fan and heatsink and make sure it is seated properly and didn't come loose.
I'll try that and post back. Thanks!

EDIT: I don't think I can access the heatsink in a laptop without damaging anything.
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31 Jul 2011   #4
Zepher

Windows 7 Ultimate 64bit
 
 

Oh, didn't know it was a laptop. In that case, make sure the vent holes in the bottom and sides are free of dust and clogs.
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31 Jul 2011   #5
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

win7build7600,

Please consult the computer mfg for the meaning of the 3 beep code you are getting.

Let us know the result.
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01 Aug 2011   #6
TVeblen

Microsoft Community Contributor Award Recipient

Windows 7 64 Bit Home Premium SP1
 
 

It would seem that you have an issue with memory (3-beep code). Have you changed or replaced anything recently?
Compaq Presario CQ62-100 Notebook PC series*-* HP Notebook PCs - Troubleshooting LED Blink Codes or Beep Codes During Startup or Boot - c01732674 - HP Business Support Center

Could also be a loose module, particularly if the laptop has taken a bounce recently. Instructions to re-seat modules in the link.

Good luck!
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01 Aug 2011   #7
bassfisher6522

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit
 
 

Also with all the great advice being posted, I recommend using a chill mat with any and all laptops. I use the Targus chill mat, it's quite, lite and very comfortable.

Logitech - Lapdesks & Cooling Pads

Targus - Laptop Chill Mat - Black/Gray - AWE55US
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01 Aug 2011   #8
Britton30
Microsoft MVP

Windows 7 Ultimate X64 SP1
 
 

What are you doing when the 3 beeps happen? If the 3 beeps are RAM related are you positive the CPU is hot?
If you have it on your lap you could be blocking the air vents too, smae if on a soft cusion or a bed.
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02 Aug 2011   #9
Win7Build7600

Windows 7 Home Premium build 7600 x64
 
 

Hi guys! Thanks for all the replys and what not. For reference, I DID clean out my vents and stuff with an air compressor. I am going to use a more targeted clean out today when I get my air duster. Also, It could be a RAM issue. I did not recently replace/take out RAM. The problem is that my computer freezes, I'm not sure what it is. I do get the beeping, but no freezing after I cleaned out the processor fan. But when my computer first starts up, my programs that start with it, (skype, MSN messenger, antiviruses, and audio manager) freeze up and don't respond. This is really puzzling me. I hope I don't have to get a new computer

Once again,
Thanks everyone for the help!
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02 Aug 2011   #10
karlsnooks

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit
 
 

win7build7600,

Please consult the mfg of your computer for the meaning of the beeps.

That problem MUST be addressed FIRST.
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