[nSLUG] sudden shutdowns

Baha Baydar bbaydar at gmail.com
Mon Feb 11 14:46:07 AST 2008


On Feb 11, 2008 12:00 PM,  <nslug-request at nslug.ns.ca> wrote:

> Message: 1
> Date: Mon, 11 Feb 2008 09:36:35 -0600
> From: Vikram Chhatre <crypticlineage at gmail.com>
> Subject: [nSLUG] sudden shutdowns
> To: Nova Scotia Linux User Group <nslug at nslug.ns.ca>
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> nSLUGers,
> It seems like I am destined for hardware problems this month.
> About the time when I was planning the upgrade, I also opened up the
> machine and cleaned up all the dust that had collected in the box.
> There was a lot of it.  I should have really serviced / replaced the cpu
> fan/heat sink but I just cleaned as much dust as I could without taking
> the heat sink off.  Now I am wondering if my CPU is overheating causing
> the system to shutdown.

It sounds like the thermal compound has probably dried up and in the
process of cleaning the heat sink you've dislodged the contact between
the CPU and HS.

Putting a new layer of goop on should fix it. Most of the thermal
compounds only last about 2 years or so and then should be reapplied.

Baha Baydar                      http://www.hyperion.org
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