Having problems with your Dell Latitude D600 Notebook ?

Will over heating cause the computer to freeze?

\015 Trying to eliminate concerns for a Dell Lattitude d610 that freezes up after 45 minutes of use. No viruses found. No pattern of software identified. Laptop is often left on for aim messages and will freeze. \015\012\015\012Focusing concern on a failing cpu fan or heatsing fan, anybody have a view on this solution?\015\012\015\012CF\015

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Run Memtest 86 (which can be run from a booted from a CD as well as floppy) and if you run into errors, replace your RAM.  If you have more than one stick, make sure to run Memtest separately on both sticks.  You also want to make sure your Hard Drive doesn't have bad sectors.  Run scandisk for that.
D610's are almost always over-heating due to simple dust build-up. Our fleet needed to be cleaned out on a regular basis. Simply grab a can of compressed air at a office-supply store, or related, and aim it straight into the bottom fan, and back vents.

Unless you have squealing or your fan is not spinning at proper speed, or at all, your parts are fine and a simple remove of dust and debris should work.

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