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Windows 7 Professional Random Shut Down

by Ken Deyell / June 12, 2017 8:53 AM PDT

The above is my OS with 4GB ram...no temp problems ..no fan problems....no error reports . I'm wondering if the PSU is beginning to fail. Pls provide some directions to trace source of this problem

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Your choice on the next move.
by R. Proffitt Forum moderator / June 12, 2017 8:58 AM PDT

Remember temp problems can be on parts that have no temp sensor or a part that has become heat sensitive. That is now shutting down when it used to tolerate so much.

NEVER DISCOUNT HEAT. Always get in there to make the heatsinks clean, spotless and replace heatsink compounds over a few years old.

Also, don't forget PC details.

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Random Shutdown
by Ken Deyell / June 12, 2017 1:16 PM PDT

Thx. guys for the directions. I will follow this advice and see if it resolves my problem

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W7 pro
by Bob__B / June 12, 2017 12:52 PM PDT

That machine could be quite old.
Get a can of compressed air and a small brush and give the innards a good cleaning.
Don't forget to give the psu a few shots of air from both directions.
Leave the side panel off and test.

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heat shut down
by valkoselkarotta / August 8, 2017 1:57 AM PDT

that sounds more like ur power options r set to run maximum rate.
90% heat problems r related to that so just low processor max level to 80% and min level to 0% and set cooling to passive NOT active

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May be due to Virus
by jyzdesign / August 18, 2017 3:40 AM PDT

The main cause of this reason is over heating and old machine only but sometimes this happens due to virus also. Scan your machine .... may be this will help.

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Capacitor probably
by Arcummen75 / August 25, 2017 2:49 AM PDT

I think that probably it is psu capacitor/capacitors. I have similar problem long time ago and that was the problem.

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