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Random shut downs

My dell inspiron 537 keeps shutting down randomly. initially i thought it might have been my computer wasn't getting proper circulation of air to keeps it cool. so i took off the door and let it sit while i have it running. I'm using it and typing this while the door is off. so far i haven't had any issue. but i would like a second opinion Processor: Pentium Dual-Core CPU E5200 @ 2.50GHz 2.49GHz RAM: 4.00GB System type: 64 bit Operating System

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Is it dusty inside? A few cans of compressed air, a can of Electronic Contact Cleaner spray and some house cleaning may help. Try this freeware program SPEEDFAN at : http://www.filehippo.com/download_speedfan/. It show heat from the sensors and controls fan speed. May help. Can't hurt.

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Sounds like it could be a virus. Or, a heat buildup problem - are all fans inside machine working? Is the fan inside the power supply operating? Was there any work done inside the computer recently?
If the hdw is all ok, go out and buy yourself a copy of Norton Internet Security 2009 - 1 user lic - $49.99 @ Staples. Do *not* buy any earlier vers. of this software! Install, update it, run computer computer scan - probably will find/remove some/many viruses.

If this helps, please take the time to rate my response to you.
Thanks and good luck.

gurutim

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I recommend you add an addition case fan to provide additional cooling.

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