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Got a dell optiplex GX260 which keep on restarting.

I had tried upgrading the os but while I was at it; It suddenly shut down. tried reloading the os but it didnt get to the point of (clicking any key to boot from Cd)without restarting.I have loaded the OS with an identical machine but on returning the hard drive it still couldnt boot.It keeps on restarting,and its so maddening. Some one out their who can help?

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Check your fan oover the processor and make sure its spinning. Next check if the heatsink is dirty then and clean it if necessary. If you do not feel comfortable opening your computer up, take it to a repair shop and explain the problem to them.

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    Check your fan oover the processor and make sure its spinning. Next check if the heatsink is dirty then and clean it if necessary. If you do not feel comfortable opening your computer up, take it to a repair shop and explain the problem to them.

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Ensure that the Processor heat sink is clean of dust so sufficient air can flow through the heatsink and cool the processor.

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