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pc keeps shutting down for no reason


bumpkin
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Hello all, I have a pent4 with XP Pro. It keeps shutting down for no apparent reason; May be 15mins or 2hours then it just dies as if the power turned off.

Ray

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rdave13

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Could be your desktop is dust clogged and it then overheats. Disconnect power mains and all the auxiliaries from USB ports, ps/2 etc. Remove the side and inspect the internals. If you see dust clogging up cooling fins etc., then use a new small paint brush and gently brush away the dust while holding a vacuum nozzle not far away but not to near either.

See if it makes a difference.

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bumpkin

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thanks Dave, I vacuumed the inside of it about a week ago so all looked well. What I did not do was pull off the fan and look at the heatsink. The heatsink was so clogged up with dust, no wonder it was overheating. Thanks for your advice I think this will solve things now that I have cleaned it.

Ray

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