1.15.08 – Help me please.

January 15, 2008

Today’s post is brief: I need help.

In the past few weeks, my computer has begun to overheat. I was first clued into this by her random shut downs that, upon restarting, summoned up a single line of white text against an otherwise black screen. This line read:

“The computer has experienced a thermal event (overheating).” And then something like, “Press Enter to continue.”

I then downloaded SpeedFan to try to find out what my computer was doing. I doubt the ability of some of the program – it says I have 4 fans, only two of them working. I have three, and all three are working. It also said my CPU temperature was somewhere around 101*C. It varies. But regardless of the capabilities of the program, I have been having overheating problems. (Please see black screen of death above.)

It appears I have no fan upon my motherboard. I do have a heatsink. But no fan. I find this as odd as you do. But that is how it appears.

Any suggestions? Places to begin, past the fans? My airflow is not the best, but I’ve had this box for almost two years, and this has just started happening.

dear readers
plz send halp
love, myth