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Windows 8 displaying system problem

  1. #1

    Posts : 5
    Windows 8

    Windows 8 displaying system problem

    Hi, I am new here and I am pissed off and looking for help. I will rely on this forum to help me out, since every internet link I've clicked on does not solve my problem.

    So the problem is, everytime I startup my pc, it pops up a message saying:
    'Warning: A problem with the cooling system has been detected. Please turn off the computer immediately, and return it for service.'

    After 1 hour of that message, my pc get very hot on the right side and bottom, then auto shuts down because of overheating. Please help me, I have no idea why this is happening, it has happened to me before but I didn't do anything at that time and it stopped popping up randomly, then went away.

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  2. #2

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    How long since it was cleaned ?
    Dirt causes heat.
    Do your fans work ?

    Others here will offer help too.
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  3. #3

    Posts : 1,950
    windows 8.1 Update 1 Pro 64bit

    Clean all vents and fans if any and away from any heat source that may hinder the cooling of the system. If it is your CPUyou may have to clean it and reapply thermal paste, be very careful doing this.
    You may also want to download Speccy to monitor the temperature of the computer.
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  4. #4

    Harrisonburg, Va.
    Posts : 10,488
    Windows 8.1.1 Pro with Media Center

    Speccy temps---

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  5. #5

    Since this is a HW problem, it would be beneficial to list type, model, and some HW details.
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  6. #6

    Would love to see the outcome of this issue and a wild guess is,its a Toshiba laptop...
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  7. #7

    Quote Originally Posted by proudtobegreek View Post
    Would love to see the outcome of this issue and a wild guess is,its a Toshiba laptop...
    My bet is on Lenovo, boy, do they like to run hot !!!
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  8. #8

    Wynnum Australia
    Posts : 466

    It seems to be this one here: Click

    Doesn't really matter that it's not a Laptop, because there will be not much airflow in that case either.

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  9. #9

    As a loooooong time overclocker, I've been fighting heat all the time and it's been real pain in the .............. finger (literary burned it few times) and it's a main cause of failures. It could be hardware caused but also software can produce heat. On HW side, dust and errand voltages can overheat components as well as improper ventilation. Laptops overheating when placed on soft surfaces are quite common.
    Software can cause it too, runaway processes, malware as well as improper cooling profiles for fans and pumps can be a cause of overheating too. Many laptops and ready made computers come with power saving and cooling profiles and programs and any changes or malfunctions of that software can make havoc with cooling as they are closely connected.
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  10. #10

    Posts : 1,875
    Windows 10 Pro Prieview x64

    Are we still trying to guess the spec? I bet a dollar it is a Sony (but only as no-one mentioned it yet).
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