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Are the fan and vents free of dust? Is the CPU fan clean? Working? In power settings is it set for High Performance? Try SpeedFan, I'm not sure it will work with your processor but you can try:
. It's FREEware. You can adjust your fans to max. see if that helps your problem. Maybe the PSU is going bad.

Posted on Dec 05, 2012

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  • Reginald Francois Dec 05, 2012

    I have used speed fan, I have cleaned the computer, dismantled the heat sink to clean it change the thermal paste vacuummed that case and used canned aire to blow out any remaining dust and same problem

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    max carson Dec 05, 2012

    Sound like you have covered all the bases. Have you changed the power settings? May be a faulty PSU., When it shut down, is it like pulling the AC plug? Or does it do a software shut down? Have you reseated the ATX power connections?

  • Reginald Francois Dec 05, 2012

    I havent changed the power setting but I have changed the PSU. it shuts down two ways: *(1) the computer powers down like a regualr shut down,closing all programs b4 it shuts down (2) it shuts down like i pulled the power cord . it gives no errors I thought was a virus and I did a reinstall that didnt work

  • max carson
    max carson Dec 05, 2012

    You have a power "gremlin", that's a elusive issue. Have you done BIOS flash/update? Memory upgrade? Have you reseted the Memory Mods? Have you done a system memory test? Changed the CMOS battery? It sounds like a hardware issue. Have you looked at the Dell forum



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SOURCE: long time shut down problem

What is the exact problem.

A Does it turn off automatically after few minutes Or

B It fails to shut down when you choose to do so ??

If the system turn off automatically, try to clean the cooling vents and make sure that the system is not overheating

If the system fails to shutdown, test the system in safe mode. Restart and tap F8 repeatedly, select safe mode and press Enter. Once it start in safe mode, try to shutdown. If it able to shut down properly then the problem can be with your antivirus software

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I have purchased a Vostro 230 desktop and like all my other PCs I want to keep it powered on 24/7 but randomly it powers off!

If you are running windows:

Click on START

In the POWER OPTIONS screen you will see the timeout values for your display, hard disk, and standby.

Set them all to NEVER if that's what you want.

Then hit APPLY.
Then OK.

That should be it.
Good luck and please post back if this helps.

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