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Dell opteplix gx270 problem

My computer ( dell opteplix gx270 ) shuts down when i start it and when it begin to operat give me this massege ( the previous shutdown dueto thermal event )

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    ( dell opteplix gx270 ) shuts down when i start it and when it begin to operat give me this massege ( the previous shutdown dueto thermal event )


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It is either dust build up on the CPU heatsink under the fan or that model is known for blown capacitors...
Open case and check motherboard for blown capicitors and / or dust build up on CPU heatsink
And if there are any bad capacitors then you will need to replace the motherboard.

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It seems the system is "dying" or already "dead". The initial heat issues suggests a faulty Processor (PRC) Fan. Faulty Power Supply Unit (PSU) Fan can have same effect.

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