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My cpu overheats - Gateway 504GR PC Desktop

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Clean the cpu cooler slots and replace the thermal compound on the cpu ....make sure you clean off the old thermal compound .....only a thin layer of new thermal C will do all most see through ... hope this helps my friend
Overheating problems are the result of restricted air flow. Unless you have recently swapped the CPU, heat sink or CPU fan, a thorough cleaning should be all you need to do.

Shut down & power off the PC. Disconnect all cables noting where each is connected. Remove the PC to an open well ventilated area - and open the case.

Carefully vacuum dust and lint that has collected inside the case and on the motherboard. You should not touch the vac wand on anything - just hold slightly above the dust / lint. Inspect and vacuum ventilation holes in the case and interior components such as the power supply, etc.

Clean all fans and look for dust / lint build up in the air path of the fans. Fans can be found in the case, power supply and CPU. Some devices have heat sinks without fans. Pay close attention to removing much of the dust / lint from fanless heat sinks.

Check spaces between drives for dust build up and clear away.

There will be places that you will be unable to clean very well with a vacuum. Use a can of compressed air to blow out trapped dust and lint that the vac couldn't clear. These trouble spots are usually the Power Supply fan and ventilation holes and CPU fan and heat sink.

Reconnect the computer and leave the cover off. Power up and make sure all fans spin up (some may change speed as heat load increases - so use the PC normally so that heat that would be generated will trigger a fan to turn on. Clean / repair / replace any fan that is not working properly as soon as possible.

If you have swapped the CPU, heat sink or CPU fan, you must use the correct cooling system for the CPU. Additionally, thermal compound must be applied to the CPU to ensure maximum heat transfer from the CPU to the heat sink.

I hope this was helpful!
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