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SWTOR update making my computer run too hot


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Dbz2004

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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 ...


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