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The PC shuts down randomly. when it's restarted it displays message that a thermal event (overheating) has occurred. what could be cause? power supply?

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Hello antmanv1
It's nearly certainly a psu issue . Replace it by a more powerfull one .
A defective fan ( CPU or general ) could also cause malfunction . Check this first .
Download Speccy to have control on temperatures and all functionning devices : http://download.cnet.com/Speccy/3000-2094_4-75181811.html
Best regards .
fanaudi .

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ITS A PROBLEM OF PROCESSOR FAN REPLACE IT

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Most likely with a message like this, its not power supply, but rather the CPU take the cover off and look at the processor fan and make sure it is turning. if it is not, you need to replace this fan. the overheating could have damaged your processor and if this is the case it can't be repaired but must be replaced.

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A build up of fluff in the fan cooling the uProcessor. Poor compound quality between the heatsink and uProcessor or just general lack of ventilation. Any or all of which can be the cause/contributary factor.
Hope that helps.

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