Computer overheating warning signs
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Unusual fan sounds
Most computers have two fans, one fan that cools the power supply, and one that cools the processor. If a fan starts to make unusual whirring, clicking, clunking, or a musical sound or beep, the fan might be failing. If the fan is the problem, always replace, never repair.
Crashing, hanging, or blue screen
If a fan does fail, the computer might start up properly but then start to overheat. The most common result is a blue screen. If you keep getting a Windows error and a blue screen, check the cooling fan and the air flow coming or going from your computer.
Constantly restarts or shuts down
To prevent damage to components, the computer shuts down or restarts if it senses an overheating issue. The system might restart every few minutes until the problem is resolved. This often occurs if the processors is overclocked. The BIOS usually reports if a thermal event has occurred.
Increasing or sustaining a high temperature on idle state
It is normal for the processors reach to a high temperature when performing stress test or utilizing the processors at 100% of its usage. Intel Processors are not expected to have overheating issues when the compatible fan/cooling solution is used.
|Caution ||If you purchased your computer from a computer manufacturer such as Gateway* or Dell*, you might void your warranty by opening your computer case. Contact your system manufacturer if you are experiencing any of the warning signs listed above.|
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