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Computer keeps shutting down

by unforgettable / October 28, 2004 11:32 PM PDT

Any ideas and/or fixes for my computer as to why it keeps shutting down? I am running Windows 2000. Thanks!

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First thoughts = overtemp
by Ray Harinec / October 28, 2004 11:40 PM PDT

open the case and make sure that all fans are running and clear of dudt biunnies which may limit the cooling effect.

Second, the Power Supply is getting weaker.

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(NT) (NT) does it happen if you let it run in safe mode?
by reefurbb / October 29, 2004 10:54 AM PDT
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keeps shutting down resolved
by robert-scamp / July 6, 2008 11:39 PM PDT

I had the same problem for over a month and could not find an answer on this forum so I went into the CPU forum of this site. Apparently the thermal compound between the CPU and the heatsink had dried out and no heat was being transfered. Once I cleaned both surfaces with alcohol and put an even coat on both, the computer fired up and has been running nicely for the last three weeks. I hope this helps.

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