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When computer is cold it shutting down

I put a heater on it stay running

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  • tony echeman
    tony echeman Jan 25, 2009

    windows xp professional 400 magahertz intel pentium III processor

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    tony echeman Jan 25, 2009

    what do i have to do to up grade

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    tony echeman Jan 25, 2009

    i put new power supply /ck line voltage. i will try changing the pill. thank you

  • Bruce Volkers
    Bruce Volkers May 11, 2010

    Computers have always been good at making their own heat, and that's the reason there are fans inside. So what you say surprises me. Maybe knowing the make and model of the computer, and about how old, would help us to help you?

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The approach to upgrading depends on many things. The motherboard and bios capabilities, and the processor socket type being the most signifigant. The 400 Mhz PIII processor does meet the minimum requirements for running XP, albeit rather slow. I suspect you may have some really strange hardware failure, either in the motherboard or the power supply. I myself would look into getting a new or different computer, but you could easily try a new ATX power supply. Of course, I don't know what files you may have stored, but you will probably have at least some things you would want to save to a new computer if you went that way. I did see a similar situation once, the 120/230 switch was set on 230. Another thing to check is the line voltage in the power strip your computer monitor etc. are plugged into. Maybe the heater makes a signifigant change there when it's on?

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Xp will barely work on 400Mz. UPGRADE your computer memory and cpu to 750 Mz.

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