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after my computer stays on for about 4hrs it just cuts off and i have to turn the switch off and on in the back of my computer before it powers up again. I was getting alot of error messages in windows. already reinstalled it with a genuine copy. so my system should be clean any suggestions. Power supply ? :)
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whats your system specs?
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windows xp professional including latest updates as of lastnight
1 gig of memory
intel 3.0G
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everything like graphics what power supply you got
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standard atx 24 pin power supply
graphics built into motherboard
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ok so its not power supply as i can tell
it maybe dead.
but its under no strain
best thing to do is to buy a another cheap power supply see what happens when you replace
process of elimination is the best way to determine what a problem is
if you 3 things at once you dont know what caused it

only other thing that i can think is power saving settings on your computer
goes into screen off and doesnt come back on...
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I checked my cpu fan and it is a little dirty . I think I will clean inside my case a little bit too before I go buy a power supply.
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ok so its not power supply as i can tell
it maybe dead.
but its under no strain

Just because there is no discrete GPU doesn't mean a PSU is not under strain. As PSU's age their efficiancy drops and will eventually fail.

I'd suspect overheating first.
Please download speedfan
Open it.

Next download Orthos
Extract the folder contents.
Open Orthos.
Hit run.

Let your computer sit for 1 hour, then tell me what Speed fan is reporting the temperatures for Core0 (and core1 if you have a multi core CPU).
James

Edited by james_8970, 15 January 2008 - 08:42 PM.

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