Re: Broken Heatsink?
Please don't create multiple threads with the same problem...
Did this behavior occur before you received the machine?
If not, then it may be that the heatsink was dislodged while moving the computer form place A to place B.
If that is all it is, then the problem can be quickly remedied-- remove the heatsink, clean it and the processor with a lint-free cloth and some isopropyl (rubbing) alcohol, apply some thermal-transfer compound (I use Arctic Silver; just a small dab, about the size of a grain of rice), and reinstall the heatsink amking sure it is properly secured.
Ensure that the heatsink fan works and is properly plugged in.
Do not apply too much thermal-transfer compound-- you need just enough to fill in small gaps between the metal of the heatsink and the top of the processor, when too much is applied, the stuff actually acts as an insulator and the processor will burn up.
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