Practice Exams for Windows

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Saturday, 26 September 2009

M2N Sli Deluxe Freeze!

I have an Asus M2N SLi Deluxe. The motherboard is a few years old and just recently it has started freezing at random times. I tried heaps of different troubleshooting before deciding it must be an overheating issue. I gave the CPU heatsink and the chipset heatpipe a good clean with an old toothbrush and the problem instantly disappeared. I had to remove the CPU fan from the heatsink to give it a good clean. There was heaps of dust stuck under the fan. Now, the CPU and chipset both run at least 10 degrees cooler and the freezing problem is gone ;)

2 comments:

  1. this, my old friend, is actually extremely useful -- explains why my desktop pc shat itself again -- and again, and again, and again...

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  2. It actually stopped for a while then started again. Overheating is still a major issue with this motherboard. Do anything CPU intensive for any period of time and it dies HARD. I'm sitting here watching it cook itself right this minute.

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