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Overheated my cpu and now it wont stay on for more than a few minutes.

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January 14, 2013 8:20:16 PM

Please forgive my spelling and punct i am doing this from my phone

I was playing a high graphic game for a prolonged period and my air conditioner etc etc

It over heated now it wont stay on for longee than a few minutes.

My warranty is expired can anyone offer me advice on how i can gix this myself.
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January 14, 2013 8:29:32 PM

Hi, You can try uninstalling the CPU fan, cleaning the old paste, applying new one and reinstalling the heatsink.
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January 14, 2013 8:52:32 PM

Is there a link where on how to do this?
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January 14, 2013 9:05:32 PM

You could try going into the BIOS at boot, usually by pressing F12 or Delete. There will be a CPU temperature in there somewhere, just watch that for a while and see how high it is. Depending on what brand and model of CPU you have, temperatures will vary, but if it is higher than 60 degrees, something isn't right.
As alexoiu said, try getting some new thermal paste and reapplying that, as well as this, maybe gaffer tape some of the cables out of the way of the air flow of the case.
Make sure nothing is blocking the CPU fan and obviously, before even going into your PC case, earth yourself. (I like to touch my PC case or Power Supply at the start and before i touch components)
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