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Boots to desktop stays on for about a minute or two then shutsdow

Tested the memory, hard drive, power supply and other drives does not over heat. boots to the desktop for minute or two the the video cuts out then a few seconds later it shuts off.

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Sounds like the processor is overheating. Check to make sure that the processor fan is running and that the heat snyc is secure.

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