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Computer restarts and nothing found in event viewer.

I can use it for several hours and then it just reboots. It may not happen for several days then starts again. Please help.

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Re: Computer restarts and nothing found in event viewer.

It sounds to me its over heating and shutting down, If you take apart the case and clean the dust out of the heat sink you should be fine, Give that a try, if it don't work just write back here and I'll see if there is something else we can look into.Thanks for trying my solution and hope it works, I am sure it will.

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