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MY COMPUTER STOPS RESPONDING AFTER A FEW MINUTES OF USE

I CAN SHUT IT DOWN AND IT WILL WORK FOR AWHILE THEN IT STARTS THE SAME THING

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Check you power supply. You may have to upgrade if a lot of accessories/components have been added.

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