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Gateway Series E Desktop

Reviewing: Gateway E Series  |  Rating:
debbie831 By debbie831 on
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I work in an office and am on my computer all day. About 5 years ago I got a new computer and was given a Gateway Series E. It is their slim line computer and up until about 6 months ago I would have recommended this computer to everyone.

I recently started having problems with overheating. In the middle of working my computer will just shut down. I have to wait about half hour before I can turn it back on and I get a message that I have had a thermal event! Sounds serious. I am getting a new fan for this computer but have been told that this is a major problem with all thin style desktops. There is not enough room in the case and they tend to overheat.

That is the only reason I gave it a lower score, although it has been 5 years since I have had this computer so I guess I can't complain too much.

It has been a work horse for me and this is the first problem I have had with it, but it is very frustating and now the concern is that the fan won't fix it and if it happens to many times I will lose everything.

This computer has a cd/dvd burner and also has a floppy drive, don't find computers with that anymore. It is a Pentum 4 CPU with 3.00GHz. It has 496MB of RAM but is capable of being upgraded to 1GB (which if the fan works I may ask them to do.)

All in all it is a great computer for a PC (Sorry I am a MAC fan!) and other than overheating it has done it's job. Just want to warn everyone that the slim line is known for having these problems.

I think the company paid about $600 for this computer which isn't bad either.