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02-Mar-2009, 11:50 PM #1
Computer Freezes and Fan Comes on full blast
My computer is a little over a year old, so the warranty has expired. The Problem is everytime I use a program like AOL my computer freaks out. The cooling fan always comes on full blast for about 5 seconds and then it will stop and do it again about 5-10 minutes later. Occasionally it will freeze up too. The specs are listed below. Thanks!



Features
Memory 2GB
Controller Serial ATA
Hard Drive 250GB Serial ATA/300 7200 rpm
Ports RJ-11 Modem
1 x 4-pin Type A USB Front
1 x Mini-phone Headphone Front
1 x VGA Rear
1 x S/PDIF Out Rear
1 x S-Video Out Rear
1 x RJ-45 Network Rear
1 x IEEE 1394 - FireWire Rear
4 x 4-pin Type A USB Rear
1 x 6-pin mini-DIN (PS/2) Mouse Rear
1 x 6-pin mini-DIN (PS/2) Keyboard Rear
1 x Mini-phone Microphone Rear
1 x Mini-phone Audio Line In Rear
1 x Mini-phone Audio Line Out Rear
1 x Mini-phone Side Speakers Out Rear
1 x Mini-phone Rear Speakers Out Rear
1 x Mini-phone Subwoofer/Center Speaker Out Rear
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Network Wi-Fi - IEEE 802.11b/g
Fast Ethernet - IEEE 802.3u
Processor 1 x AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Dual Core 2GHz
Graphics Controller Integrated
Manufacturer Part Number RX890AA#ABA
Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
Case Style Desktop Slimline
Optical Drive DVD-Writer - DVD-RAM/R/RW
Standard Warranty 1 Year
Maximum Memory 2GB
Processor Technology AMD64 Technology
HyperTransport Technology
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Bus Speed 2000MHz
Manufacturer Website Address www.hp.com
Product Line Pavilion
Chipset nVIDIA GeForce 6150 LE
Memory Standard DDR2-533/PC2-4200
Product Name Pavilion s3020n Slimline Desktop
Product Type Desktop Computer

Tech Specs
Network Fast Ethernet - IEEE 802.3u
Controller Serial ATA
Expansion Bays Drive Bay (1 Total/1 Free)
5.25" External Removable Media Bay (1 Total/0 Free)
3.5" Drive Bay (1 Total/0 Free)
Manufacturer Hewlett-Packard
Standard Memory 1GBNetwork Wi-Fi - IEEE 802.11b/g
Package Contents Pavilion s3020n Slimline Desktop
Keyboard
Mouse
Hard Drive 250GB Serial ATA/300 7200 rpm
Ports RJ-11 Modem
1 x 4-pin Type A USB Front
1 x Mini-phone Headphone Front
1 x VGA Rear
1 x S/PDIF Out Rear
1 x S-Video Out Rear
1 x RJ-45 Network Rear
1 x IEEE 1394 - FireWire Rear
4 x 4-pin Type A USB Rear
1 x 6-pin mini-DIN (PS/2) Mouse Rear
1 x 6-pin mini-DIN (PS/2) Keyboard Rear
1 x Mini-phone Microphone Rear
1 x Mini-phone Audio Line In Rear
1 x Mini-phone Audio Line Out Rear
1 x Mini-phone Side Speakers Out Rear
1 x Mini-phone Rear Speakers Out Rear
1 x Mini-phone Subwoofer/Center Speaker Out Rear
Processor 1 x AMD Athlon 64 X2 3800+ Dual Core 2GHzProcessor Technology AMD64 Technology
HyperTransport Technology
Maximum Memory 2GBModem Yes
Keyboard Included
Manufacturer Part Number RX890AA#ABA
Graphics Controller Integrated
Additional Information DVD Writer with LightScribe Technology


Operating System Windows Vista Home Premium
Expansion Slots PCI (1 Total/0 Free)
PCI Express x16 (1 Total/1 Free)
Flash Memory Card (1 Total)
Optical Drive DVD-Writer - DVD-RAM/R/RW
Bus Speed 2000MHz
Case Style Desktop Slimline
Manufacturer Website Address www.hp.com
Memory Technology DDR2 SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR2-533/PC2-4200
Cache 1MB L2 Cache
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03-Mar-2009, 03:57 AM #2
Hi and welcome to TSG.

My initial thought would be possibly heat related as you say the problem occurs when the fans come on.

Have you cleaned it out inside the case at all since you had it?
It can be surprising how much dust can build up inside the case and it can have quite a impact on the temperature of components, acting like insulation.

Open it up and give it a good blast out with canned air, pay some attention to the CPU fan and other nooks and crannys. If you have an intake fan make sure its not getting blocked up with dust, same with any other fans.

Then give it another go and see how it is.
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03-Mar-2009, 02:24 PM #3
I have cleaned out the fan multiple times with my vacuum cleaner, but still the fan blasts on. It is as though as soon as it starts to think the fan comes on and the computer stops responding...
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