HOT PC

  pj1664 16:56 27 Aug 03
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Hi everyone, this is a question for all those who are technically minded. I have 2 pc's at home but one has recently started feeling very hot. The fan on the PSU is functioning well but the casing feels very hot, I understand that pc's do get warm If left on over a period of time but this feels very hot. Any Ideas?. Please advice. Thank you.

  BinaryBen 18:12 27 Aug 03

Could be one of the internal fans has failed, both the CPU and the graphics cards use fans for cooling.

A common symptom is the PC start to freeze/crash after a certain amount of time being on. You may wish to take the cover off and see if you can see the fans moving but you need to be very carful not to touch anything while one, as it will be live.

If one of the fans have stopped, it maybe stuck shut down the PC and using a folded piece of paper, try spinning the fan manually and blowing some of the dust off.

Boot up again and see if that has resolved the problem. If it hasn't then the fan will need replacing.

  harry_b 20:12 27 Aug 03

Enter the systems bios/setup, normally by pressing del at boot, you may have a feature which reports the cpu temp and fan speed, sometimes even the m/b and case temp also.

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