Question from Darryl: Several years ago I paid a friend of mine to build me a desktop computer.
This machine has an Intel i5-4570 CPU and 8GB of RAM. There is no video card because it’s using the integrated video on the motherboard.
This machine has worked perfectly for years but now it’s started overheating and shutting down on me. The CPU temperature reached 170 degrees before it shut down last time.
I’ve completely disassembled the computer (including removing the motherboard and power supply) and blown the dust out of it. And I’ve checked the speed of the fans and there’s no problem there.
What could be causing the CPU to overheat and shut the system down?
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