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My 1520 won't stay on for more than 10mins even plugged in

If I try to do anything that requires alot of cpu usage my laptop can't cope with it and just restarts. Just playin a game or video can cause this. I've asked dell support and they ran me through a test which showed that all of the hardware is fine so it must be a software problem. Perhaps my laptop can't cope with vista? Could do with some suggestions plz.

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Check for viruses with something like Spybot search and destroy,Then go to the hardware center and check to see if any hardware needs updating.

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