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Gateway 510x wont fully boot/will auto shut down

Desktop wont fully boot...you can hear it but after a second or two it will "click" and shut off. this is an ongoing issue. any DIY suggestions? could it be a virus?

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It is't a virus, it could be your powersupply is going dead or theres a bad connection with the motherboard and powersupply or memory

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There may be many cause, 1/ some time bootable virous can do this. 1 ram may be damage - our general practic our running computers cannot boot or install system.. BUt same ram can run operating system. so while u boot your system .change a ram to check. 3/ it is seen ,some time old opticl drive[ cd room] can not boot properly.4/ your bootable cd may be not good.

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http://support.gateway.com/s/PC/510Series/2900456/2900456nv.shtml

Left-click on - Components
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[You can enlarge this photo for more clarity in viewing.
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Left-click twice after the v in 2521362nv
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Now go below, and left-click on the Zoom In icon.
The Plus ( + ) sign]

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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/Category/guidedSearch.asp?CatId=28&sel=Detail;55_158_2872_2872

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(You have a 250 Watt power supply in your computer. In the Components list, it is listed under Power Supplies. You have one of those 250 Watt power supply's)

I wouldn't suggest spending more, or going for a better graphics card.
The single core Intel Pentium 4 (3.0GHz) processor, won't handle newer games that require a dual core processor.
No reason to waste your money.

Any questions please state in a Comment.
JCV

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