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Maria Sipriano Dec 28, 2004, 02:12am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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Help! I am getting the following message when I power on my PC (Dell Dimension 4600C):

Alert! Chipset heat sink not detected.
System halted!

Any ideas on what is causing this and how it can be fixed? Dell has not been able to assist!


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Lost Faith Dec 28, 2004, 03:55am EST Reply - Quote - Report Abuse
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>> Re: Heat Sink Chipset
seems to me the northbridge is overheating.
If your warranty is over, open your pc and locate a big chip in about the middle of the mainboard. supposedly the northbridge heatsink is detached or loose. try to find the loose aluminium grill like "thing" clean the chip&base up with 95%isopropyl&cotton swabs and attach it back with some computer thermal paste/glue. It's probably a good idea to let a relative/friend who knows a little of this stuff do it as it is fairly low risk and doable with some guides.


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