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Post by JH » Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:33 pm

If I'm not around much in the next few days, I'm not ignoring Extend-A-Story. We have a heatwave here, and my PC processor is overheating, causing nasty crashes.
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Post by TCO » Mon Jul 03, 2006 8:40 pm

Your PC is not the only thing that feels like crashing in this weather.

Is there any way you can cool it off?
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Post by JH » Tue Jul 04, 2006 8:26 am

Not really. I suspect the problem may be that the processor is an AMD. ISTR reading that they are more prone to overheating than Intel.
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Post by MSG » Wed Jul 05, 2006 12:08 am

Hi John,

Perhaps another way around this might be in order. I've seen in the electronic stores little CPU fans that can be bought and installed (aftermarket) into the case right over the cpu unit itself. It might help distribute the heat away from the AMD cpu enough where crashes don't happen as often.

At least that's the idea...
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Post by JH » Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:01 am

That's a possibility. Though I'm fine with software, I'm the sort opf person who only has to see a screwdriver to break out into a sweat, so I may contact a local computer dealer/repairer to see what they recommend - whether fan or replacing the processor chip - and to get the job done.
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Post by Noise Tank » Wed Jul 05, 2006 3:07 pm

Wish I could help, but I'm not really a computer person :(
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Post by Lost Soldier (Ib) » Wed Jul 05, 2006 9:14 pm

A heatwave in Britain? Aren't you guys on the same latitude as friggin Alaska?

Sheesh. It's completely mild here in Kentucky. Low 80s and heavy rain.

Say hello to global warming!

Or is a heatwave in Britain anything above 78 Farenheit?
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Post by Anableps » Wed Jul 05, 2006 11:52 pm

The British Isles are at the same latitudes as Alberta in Canada. Norway better corresponds to the latitudes of the main part of Alaska.

Western Europe is warmer in the winter than Alberta due to the Gulf Stream, which warms that part of the Atlantic and the North Sea. Large bodies of water like the Atlantic Ocean also keep the temperatures from becoming as extreme as those in places like Edmonton, which hit 90 F today and will probably see lots of days below 0 F this winter. (Someone there once told me that "40 below keeps the riff-raff out.")

One thing to consider is the presence of central air conditioning. In places where it only gets hot for about two weeks out of the year, it is not built in some houses in order to save costs. Those two weeks are not a lot of fun, though.

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Post by JH » Thu Jul 06, 2006 8:56 am

Yep, air conditioning in homes is a rarity here. In recent days, the maxima in my part of England have been in the 86-90F region.
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Post by JH » Mon Jul 17, 2006 7:45 pm

The heatwave is back, so I may not be around much for the next 2-3 days.
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Post by sneakypreacher » Mon Aug 14, 2006 8:23 am

I was having the same problem JH...so I moved my entire computer desk to the other side of the room where an air conditioner vent was located...no problems after that...lol.

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Post by Sir Toby » Sun Aug 20, 2006 8:25 pm

I had the same problems with the Sir-Toby.Com server, as many will likely remember. Ironically enough, my server is also powered by an AMD processor...

In my last residence, a window air conditioner mostly solved the problem. Now I have central air, and no problems.

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