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Old 11-18-2005, 04:17 PM   #1
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Default Pc switches off because getting too hot...and havent overclocked!

Ok ye, title says all. it switched off because got too hot, it got really hot, i mean i couldnt evban touch it, I havent overclocked at all, at least i dnt fink so...ive set CPU speed to compatinle now..is this right? Turned fast boot off, what could of caused this?
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Old 11-18-2005, 04:18 PM   #2
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Default Re: Pc switches off because getting too hot...and havent overclocked!

heatsink/cpu fan failure? what was hot? even the outside of the case??
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Old 11-18-2005, 04:29 PM   #3
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Default Re: Pc switches off because getting too hot...and havent overclocked!

Yeah! I havent had a fan for agez and its been ok, how do i find out my socket number, then i can get one, it just doesnt seem to be there..
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Old 11-18-2005, 05:00 PM   #4
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Maybe you got too much dust and stuff, get a can of compressed air and blow it all out (You might be able to buy some from an eletronic store or hardware store)

Get http://www.lavalys.com/
Tell us your motherboard name and we could figure out your Socket from that
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Old 11-18-2005, 05:59 PM   #5
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Thanks guys...the mobo name comes up as Dell Dimension 3000...

I know its Intel...but I just generally don't know alot about sockets.
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Old 11-18-2005, 06:04 PM   #6
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Whats the CPU come up as?
If your willing to open up your PC.
It will say next to the CPU under the heatsink i fyou have one that is
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Old 11-18-2005, 06:07 PM   #7
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Yeyy got it!! Socket 478.

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No problems, hope you have a good time
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