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Dell Inspiron 15R N5110 keeps shutting down after re-installing Windows

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Petsu, Nov 26, 2012.

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  1. Petsu

    Petsu Thread Starter

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    Hello Tech Support Guy forums!

    Here's the story:
    After cleaning (read - deleting things I shouldn't have) my PC I had to re-install Win7.
    Now when I want to play a video game that ran just fine the day before I get maybe 15 minutes of play in and my computer just overheats and shuts down. I read somewhere that the BIOS version was the problem so I updated it to the latest version but the problem still persists.

    Here are some specs:

    Operating System : Windows 7 Home Premium Home Edition Media Center 6.01.7601 Service Pack 1 (64-bit)
    Processor : Intel Core i5 2410M @ 2300 MHz
    Video Card : Intel(R) HD Graphics 3000
    Physical Memory : 4096 MB (1 x 4096 DDR3-SDRAM )

    EDIT: After shutting off my computer and letting it cool off for quite a while next to an open window and turning it back on yields me this the second I turn it back on:
    THM_ : 61.5 °C
    Core 1 : 53 °C
    Core 2 : 61 °C
    Package : 53 °C
    Hard Disk WDC WD5000BPVT-75HXZT1 : 34 °C
     
  2. pip22

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    Updating the BIOS will never cure an overheating problem. Open up the case and give it a careful but thorough clean out with one of those purpose-made cans of dry compressed air.
     
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