I recently tried to update Star Wars The Old Republic and it made my computer run way too hot so I had to turn off my computer and turn it back on. Can anyone help me explain why this happened? Attached are my computer's specs.
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First, check to see if all of the internal fans are actually spinning. If one (or more) has failed, replace it (or have ti replaced).
Next, clean any dust from inside the computer with compressed air. Note: Be careful not to over-spin the fans with compressed air. Spinning them faster than they were designed to spin can ruin the fan's bearings. Stick a Popsicle stick or drinking straw through the fan blades to keep it from spinning.
If it still overheats, the next step would be to replace the thermal paste between the top of the CPU and the bottom of the CPU heat sink.
Let us know how it goes ...
I cleaned it all out last night. I replaced two of the three fans quite recently. To be blunt I can't really check the status of my computer right now since I am having trouble with it. I am going to be posting a new thread about it if it doesn't resolve soon (within the next 12 hours soon).
Download, install and run Speccy. Click File > Publish Snapshot > Yes > Copy to Clipboard and then paste in the URL you just copied into a Reply to this thread.
i am sorry about the late response. been busy with work all day today. here is the results you have requested:
the 12V should be between 11.4V and 12.6V
the 3.3V should be between 3.135V and 3.465V and
the 5V should be between 4.75V and 5.25V
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