answer is...yes and no. the part you are replacing with may be sensitive to
heat, or have the same defects that the original part had. the system
itself, (think XBOX 360) may have been poorly designed for cooling and heat
transfer, so cleaning and replacing a part may do little to fix the system.
but if you can get creative with fans, or research the parts and options,
you may be able to fix the system without little problems. hope this helps!
On Thu, Feb 26, 2009 at 2:19 PM, O. Sharp <ohh at panix.com> wrote:
I'm hoping for some info about older micros and heat failure. We have an
archaic system at work which is going stupid on us, and we're looking at
Let's say you have a system which is locking up due to heat problems. I
suspect we've all seen that from time to time. We're talking failures where
you can cool things down and reboot and the system comes back and works
again, not failures where things are visibly melting and/or burning. :)
Is there a "typical" mechanism by which heat causes a system to go south?
If you get a system which is knocked out by heat, does it make it more
prone to being knocked out by heat in the future? In other words, do heat
failures make a system physically more susceptible to more such failures -
is the damage cumulative?
Any relevant info appreciated. Thanks!