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Dell poweredge t310 overheating

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Jarrod Fugett

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A couple of weeks ago I bought a used Poweredge and installed Windows 7 and a graphics card and I've been using it to play games and browse the web. That was all well until a few days ago the LCD screen on the tower started flashing that the system was exceeding internal temperature parameters and the fan started going really fast and loud. So I checked the actual system temp and it said 56 degrees celsius, I put my hand on the top of case and it wasn't hot at all so I turned the computer off and took the side off it was a little warm but no more than usual. I unplugged it and used some air in the can to blast the dust out removed the heatsink(which was not hot at all) and cleaned it off, I also had a extra brand new fan so I switched them out and still the same! Someone please help!
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:welcome: Jarrod Fugett
You need to provide information about your computer, this includes is it a laptop or desktop, is it a custom build or brand name such as Dell or HP, if it is provide the model name or series number (not serial) providing these details will enable others to better assist you.

What brand and model of PSU do you have fitted please?

removed the heatsink(which was not hot at all) and cleaned it off

Did you re-apply some fresh TIM ( thermal interface material ) correctly?
See the tutorial provided courtesy of Digerati as to why doing so is important;

For the record I am aware that a Poweredge is a Dell type server but others reading your topic looking for help may not be, forums are for learning and sharing knowledge and not for interrogating people for their computer specs ;)

I will close your duplicate topic to prevent any confusion.
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