I have a Gateway desktop computer that has intermittent booting problems. Most of the times, when you turn it on, the fan kicks on high, doesn't slow down, and the computer doesn't boot up. I tried replacing the CPU fan and applied new silver compound. I also cleaned everything out. But it didn't make a difference. I was told that I likely need to replace the heatsink, but that I have to be sure I get the correct one. I did some looking online, but was not able to figure out which one I would need. I'm not looking for anything special as the computer isn't used for much besides basic internet surfing. Does it sound like a heatsink problem? If so, how do I find out what heatsink I need?
This seems unrelated, but when the computer does boot up, I can't connect to the Internet. I listed that problem here http://www.geekstogo...mp;#entry875113
I'm still looking for suggestions on that as well. Thanks.
Intel Pentium 4 Processor 515
Processor speed 2.93 Ghz
533 FSB,1 MB L2 Cache
Intel 915GV Chipset