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Why is my PC heating up?
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kuman

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Dec 2016, 14:29    Post subject:  Why is my PC heating up?  

What could be the reason?
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Semme


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PostPosted: Thu 01 Dec 2016, 15:19    Post subject:  

The person in front of the screen? It's probably angry with you.

As you might not understand the meaning of reciprocation, how did you make out with Firefox and Java?

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PostPosted: Thu 01 Dec 2016, 16:39    Post subject:  

Put it in the shade?

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Geoffrey


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PostPosted: Thu 01 Dec 2016, 17:24    Post subject:  

Check to see if the CPU fan is working, heatsink might be blocked with dust, could be you have lots of process's running, how hot is it, is it a PC you just acquired, did it work without problem prior to running the OS you are now running, we need more information.


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kuman

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PostPosted: Thu 08 Dec 2016, 13:53    Post subject:  

how did you make out with Firefox and Java?

Sorry, life pushed me in another direction so I postponed that.
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Eathray


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PostPosted: Thu 08 Dec 2016, 14:27    Post subject:  

Kuman,

You really need to give these guys a little info in order for them to be able to help you out.

What kind of computer?
cpu?
ram?
swap?
What version of puppy are you using?
How many processes are running when it begins to heat up?
What software are you using when it happens?
Have you blown it out recently for dust?
Frugal or full install?
Is your hard-drive getting full?

A lot of factors can play into this kind of thing. Give some additional info, and folks can help you start narrowing down the problem.
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PostPosted: Fri 09 Dec 2016, 03:18    Post subject: Re: Why is my PC heating up?  

kuman wrote:
What could be the reason?

You turned it on.

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kuman

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PostPosted: Fri 09 Dec 2016, 03:53    Post subject:  

Eathray wrote:
Kuman,

You really need to give these guys a little info in order for them to be able to help you out.

What kind of computer?
cpu?
ram?
swap?
What version of puppy are you using?
How many processes are running when it begins to heat up?
What software are you using when it happens?
Have you blown it out recently for dust?
Frugal or full install?
Is your hard-drive getting full?

A lot of factors can play into this kind of thing. Give some additional info, and folks can help you start narrowing down the problem.


I cleaned it up inside, then it failed booting up. See my other topic.
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musher0

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PostPosted: Fri 09 Dec 2016, 15:05    Post subject:  

Hi kuman.

If you have a tower, leave one side open, sit this little fan right next to
it and point it at your CPU and graphic card.
http://www.canadiantire.ca/en/pdp/likewise-usb-fan-4-in-0436167p.html
It cost me just 10 loonies and it worked wonders for my old box!

As well, check if you need to not just clean but change your heat sink
and your power supply.

If your old power supply is dead, you can clean everything to a sparkle,
but it won't do you any good. You've given little info about your box,
but it sounds as though this could be the problem. (Cost: +/- CAD$60.00)

There's a fan in the power supply. New power supplies have meshed,
not solid, sides, so their fan helps in cooling the inside of your box as
well as the electricity device proper.

IHTH.

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PostPosted: Fri 09 Dec 2016, 16:25    Post subject:  

Quote:
See my other topic.

Put a link here!

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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Fri 09 Dec 2016, 17:21    Post subject:  

Y'know, this is about the same as you going to your doctor, and saying 'Doctor! Doctor! I'm ill; cure me!'

If you don't tell your doctor what your symptoms are, how can he diagnose your illness.....much less prescribe a cure?

If you don't give us something, we've got precisely nothing to go on; in all honesty, how can we help you? We're not mind-readers; we don't use a crystal ball.....and ya gotta remember, we're not there in the room with you, looking over your shoulder!!!

(*Gawd, it's like tryin' to get blood out of a stone...*)

C'mon, man; GIVE..!


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Puppyt

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PostPosted: Fri 09 Dec 2016, 22:54    Post subject:  

...in the interim I thought I'd chime in as I've had recent issues with overheating laptops and towers.
Yes fans are a first step to check - not only the PSU and tower inflow/outflow fans if you have them, but also the CPU fan and heatsink unit. My son's i3-ish 3.1GHz 12gb RAM tower with Win7 (I know) kept rising to 70 degrees C within minutes of a cold boot, no overclocking. It was usually on the floor in his room, so a dust-bunny magnet. Some weeks ago I had cleaned (vacuumed) the innards briefly and cleaned the main inflow fan (no outflow fans), but not a thorough job. This time targeted the cpu fan and removed 8 cue-tips of sludge from the fan blades (!), vacuumed out the metal fins on the heatsink, but I think most importantly I removed the old encrusted thermal paste from the cpu-heatsink interface. Hadn't ever been changed in over 5 years of running, and was not doing its job. Replaced with new compound and now under highest load the machine doesn't get over 50 degrees.
Will be using the old dental floss trick to break the seal between the cpu and heatsink unit in the 10yo lappie, concreted together with neglect now with the standard-issue thermal compound clearly failing to transfer heat from the cpu effectively.

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kuman

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PostPosted: Sat 10 Dec 2016, 02:03    Post subject:  

'Put a link here!'
When u click on my name all of the topics appear. Here's:

http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=109117
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PostPosted: Sat 10 Dec 2016, 06:55    Post subject:  

Laptop's too are equally notorious for overheating. A small fan which barely disperses any heat. The laptop placed atop an inappropriate surface - carpet, duvet, etc, soon chokes up the airflow. Cat fur, dog/human hair also all clog up the minuscule air intake.

And still there is no answer to the type, make, model of computer. This does not help!
Quote:

'Put a link here!'
"When u click on my name all of the topics appear." Here's http://www.murga-linux.com/puppy/viewtopic.php?t=109117

Is NOT in the least helpful. If you want help then give some in return.
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Mike Walsh


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PostPosted: Sat 10 Dec 2016, 08:00    Post subject:  

It's quite simple (and I'm not being in the least bit facetious when I say this):-

You're the one who wants the help, right? We expect to be doing a certain amount of detective work to narrow-down the cause of the problem.....but we don't expect to have to play 'guessing games' to even get the requested information.

Every single person on this Forum is a 'user', just like you. We're all here because we want to be. We enjoy helping other people to sort problems out.....but a certain amount of two-way interaction is kinda required, and it's only common courtesy to reply to a request. Everything here is entirely voluntary; no-one's getting paid to do this..!

Even if it's just to say 'Don't bother', at least say something constructive...


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