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Computer shuts down sometimes


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xzmattzx

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On occasion, especially when I run multiple programs, my computer will shut itself down. It's like it gets a surge of power; it will shut down and then restart.

How can I fix this? Is it something wrong with the RAM? How easy is it to install new RAM or more RAM or whatever I need?
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Its probably a problem with your os since if it had been RAM then it would have slowed down. Installing a new ram is the simplest thing. Just remove the cabinet cover. You will find the ram attached perpendicular to ur motherboard. Its got swithes on the end pull them , then fix in the new ram by pushing it on the slot and the swithes will click. Ur new ram is installed :whistling:
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How much does a RAm usually cost? What type of RAM should I get for ym Compaq Presario S5200NX?
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It could be bad RAM. You can test your ram with memtest86:

http://www.snapfiles.../memtest86.html

It could also be a failing power supply or a heat issue. You can pull the sides off and aim a fan at it. If the problem goes away, then we know it's a heat issue.

You can check your voltages with speed fan:

http://www.softpedia.../SpeedFan.shtml

Your bios/setup may also indicate psu voltages. Should be under something like PC Health Status...

Edited by macten, 07 April 2007 - 10:24 PM.

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