Having problems with your Dell OptiPlex GX270 PC Desktop ?

GX270 shutdown for thermal event.

\015 I have got the same problem but both the fans runs. I have heared that there is/are a capacitor/s that become bad. Is there some one who can tell me more and also if there is a solution for this issue?Thanks GeB\015

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I would start by removing the fans and cleaning them and then putting new compound on the cpu. Make sure you use a good one like artic silver and use only enough to very thinly cover the cpu and then replace the fans. The compund that dell uses becomes very hard and does not transfer heat very well which may be causing the overheating. Also even though the fans are running there may be a lot of dirt build up on the heatsink causing little or no heat dissipation
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