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It may be over heated.
by livesupportagent3 - 21/08/09 09:46 In reply to: Dell Laptop Crashes within 1-4 hours by krisrao
Hey, you pc may be over heated? Have you tried any tool for tracking your CPU temp? I suggest you ask some professional for help. Feel free to visit ************** for getting help.
by krisrao - 21/08/09 12:46 In reply to: It may be over heated. by livesupportagent3
As I mentionned Speed fan shows below 83 F - not sure how good this is but in summer with the ambient temp in high 70s it seems OK. I believe temp is a good line of analysis - the fan sometimes goes crazy just before crashing etc
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i. I have a Dell Inspiron 1525 that unexpectedly shuts down after an hour or more
ii. The machine worked fine for about a year and now for the last couple of months I have had the unexpected shut down problem
iii. I have re-imaged the machine multiple times (after repartitioning to eliminate boot sector viruses) , each time loading the latest drivers in the recommended sequence to no avail. I initially used my own Vista Ultimate but have now gone back to the OEM's Vista Home Basic OS. After the last re-image I only loaded the most important few drivers from the Dell Support, an AV program (AVG), Firefox and updated the OS - still crashing.
iv. No new hardware installed. Have not done a BIOS update.
v. Fan seems to be working harder than it should be. It revs up often just before crashing. Ran Speed Fan and it shows 78-83F or below in both cores, though.
vi. System Specs
i. Inspiron 1525, Intel