[jhb_airlines] Re: Old PC Blues

  • From: Mike Nicholls <miken5000@xxxxxxxxxxx>
  • To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 4 Jul 2008 14:23:44 +0000 (GMT)

The same goes for lap tops
A little while ago my lap stop started mis-behaving, coming up with "out of 
memory " messages after I had been flying flight sim for about 30 mins. I took 
it to be that the cashe was not emptying or something, so I got into the habit 
of saving the position at regular intervals - I then realised that one of the 
fans underneath appeared never to come on, worked out the lap top was running 
hot, and the problem was a dead fan
The fixer guy checked it out, and e-mailed me a picture of the three heat 
sinks, which were hidden by four years of fluff, grime etc etc. Having totally 
cleaned them, the problem has never come back
Again, now utterly error free

----- Original Message ----
From: Paul Reynolds <paul@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx
Sent: Friday, 4 July, 2008 2:59:19 PM
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Old PC Blues

With regard to the old PC, I'm sure you jinxed me, over the last couple of
days my second PC started playing up in the same way!

I've just had it stripped down and a thorough clean through inside was
needed.  The cooling fans had gathered quite a bit of dirt obviously
impacting on cooling.  I keep an old shaving brush in my PC maintenance
toolbox for cleaning such things.  A small can of compressed air (available
in any good PC supply shop) also comes in handy.

If you're looking to do the same, don't forget to clean any cooling fans on
the graphics card too, they're easy to overlook.

It's now back together and up and running and, so far, as quiet as a lamb
and no errors.


-----Original Message-----
From: jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
[mailto:jhb_airlines-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Gerry Winskill
Sent: 03 July 2008 13:50
To: jhb_airlines@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
Subject: [jhb_airlines] Re: Old PC Blues

It sounds exactly like the one I've replaced!
To make room in the cupboard for it, I've had to evict its predecessor, 
to the bin.

Gerry Winskill

Peter Dodds wrote:
> Power supplies cost 40 quid, memory cards about the same, fans about 8
> quid. It starts to add up to "Bin it and buy a working second hand one
> from Ebay for 75 quid" If you want a standby.
> Alternatively, if you want to stand the freight (about £20.00) or arrange
> collection from Chester or Liverpool Airport by someone coming over, I
> will have a fully working spare machine going begging very soon. It has 2
> x 80Gb HDs 2Gb Ram a GEForce 7600 graphics card,  Windows XP and
> LinuxPCOS installed. It will run FS, but tends to overheat, so i normally
> run FS with the back off. It is my experimental machine, but I no longer
> have space for it. It could be yours for nowt - and you know what
> Yorkshiremen say about nowt!
> Peter

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