pc is in the shop
Posted: Tue Nov 27, 2018 10:24 pm
My crunching came to a rapid (and hopefully temporary) halt. My PC was running on the hot side, and I took it outside and cleaned out the heat sinks and rest of it as I usually do, but that didn't help. I thought maybe I didn't get everything, so I cranked up the air pressure on my air compressor and tried again. I was taught to hold the fans to keep them from spinning rapidly -- I touched the cowl holding the fan, and all of a sudden, the whole cowl seemed to move a little bit. I thought that the thermal paste had failed -- I took the PC down to the shop, and the guy looked at it, and said that actually the machine screws holding the heat-sink base had broken, and he ordered a new base and heat sink for it. Today he called, and said that he got the part in, but they failed to send the entire assembly, and they are express shipping the rest of it it. I asked him if that was unusual for the screws to fail, but he says he had seen this many times on that CPU (an I7). He said they redesigned the base. I wish I knew more about hardware replacement. I am using my laptop for posting this -- have been thinking about crunching on it, but afraid of temperature and other issues. Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving. BTW 3 of my friends have came down with bad cancer -- one, who was a wife of a friend of mine died -- she had breast cancer, and it came back, and got in her brain and her lymph nodes. My second friend had advanced cancer around his spinal chord and was prepared to die. He told them to stop chemo -- he couldn't stand it any more, but to the doctors' surprise, he has been in remission (2 months now). My third friend was sent home from hospice to die -- he has a grapefruit sized (stage 4) tumor in his chest, and the cancer has spread to his brain and lymph nodes.