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Shuts down it self

After turning on my pc for like 2 or 3 hours i hear the fan spining very fast and suddenly it shuts down it self,and i try to turn it on again and it shuts down again at the moment it reaches the desktop.i need to wait after an hour or something like dat to turn it on again for it to be normal.

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  • cosa nostra Aug 19, 2007

    the fan is clear,no dust at all cause its still new,not even 1 month yet.

    i'm still facing the same problem,pc shuts down it self.i've got no idea all of whats happening to my pc

  • cosa nostra Aug 20, 2007

    this problem started ever since i used the internet recently,i downloaded alot of stuffs using limewire but i scan with antivirus b4 i open it.2 days ago i discovered that i couldn't even burn cd's.same thing,suddently shuts down it self b4 it could even read the cd,this too happens when i open 4 or 5 programs at one time.i hear the fan spining very loud then the same thing happens again.




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Sounds like you have a heat issue. Is the fans clear, or are they clogged with dust, hair, etc? Check the cpu heatsink as well for dust, etc. It sounds like the cpu thermostat is shutting the system down. Let me know

Posted on Aug 19, 2007

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    jim walenciak Aug 19, 2007

    make sure that the heat sink and fan which latches down on the processor is actually latched down. Also, it's possible, if the system has been doing this from the beginning, there is no thermal paste applied between the cpu and the heat sink.
    Has it done this from the beginning or did it just start recently?
    One other possibility.
    Can you check under control panel/power options, and see if the power management is set to go into sleep mode too quickly.
    With what information you've provided, I'm leaning towards the heat sink /thermal paste scenario.
    Good luck



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