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Computer keeps shutting down.

My emachines T5048 has been a loyal friend for almost three years now. All of a sudden it will run for 5-10 minutes and then will shut down. The only message I get is when I restart the computer and it tells me I have a "thermal" problem...overheating. What does this mean? Should I just buy a new one? Can it be fixed? For what it is worth, I always keep it clean and all of the vents and fan cleaned regularly. Thank you so very much for your time in this matter.

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Do the fan's spin when you power the PC on? All of the fans should spin up for at least a second upon initial boot. The CPU fan and video fan (if you have an external card) will spin the entire time the PC is on and vary in speed depending on temperature.

Try booting the PC with the side of the case off and note and fans that aren't spinning. The temperature to shut off the CPU is really high. If the temperature is getting hot enough to do this, you should notice a failure in a fan right away.

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It would seem your CPU fan is either wearing out, or the thermal paste that sits between your CPU and CPU FAN is almost out hence heating up the CPU. this is a bad sign as it could fry the most expensive part of your computer, the CPU.

I would suggest a replacement of the CPU FAN and add ore thermal paste as well.

Posted on Mar 09, 2009

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