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Davidflude
30-04-2009, 07:09 AM
I hope that none of you get the hardware problem I had. The fan on my motherboard failed. The machine started overheating. Windows slowed down to a crawl then froze. Fortunately the shop found the problem very quickly and installed a new heat sink and fan and even before I asked added an extra fan.

The points worth remembering are:-

1) this looked like a Windows problem but was a hardware problem.

2) extra fans cost very little and are well worth installing on powerful PC's.

Desmond
30-04-2009, 08:16 AM
Was it a northbridge heatsink, and who was the board manufacturer?

Davidflude
30-04-2009, 10:23 AM
Was it a northbridge heatsink, and who was the board manufacturer?

I dont know which brand heatsink but it was a gigabyte board.