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Viruses? Computer shuts off by itself..

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Hi Duke,

What are your specs?

Are you monitoring your temps? if so post them

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Here's a bunch of numbers :tazz:

Operating System: Microsoft Windows XP Home Edition
OS Service Pack: Service Pack 2
DirectX: (DirectX 9.0c)

CPU Type: AMD Athlon XP, 1800 MHz (13.5 x 133) 2200+
Motherboard Name: Gigabyte GA-7VKMP(-P) (3 PCI, 1 AGP, 2 DIMM, Audio, Video, LAN)
Motherboard Chipset: VIA VT8375 ProSavageDDR KM266
System Memory: 224 MB (PC2100 DDR SDRAM)
BIOS Type: AMI (04/02/03)
Communication Port: Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port: Communications Port (COM2)
Communication Port: Printer Port (LPT1)

Video Adapter: S3 Graphics ProSavageDDR (32 MB)
3D Accelerator: S3 ProSavageDDR
Monitor: Philips 107T5 [17" CRT] (BZ 324842)

IDE Controller VIA Bus Master IDE Controller
Floppy Drive Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive WDC WD800BB-00CAA1 (74 GB, IDE)
Optical Drive HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8520B (52x/24x/52x CD-RW)
SMART Hard Disks Status OK

As of right now, my temps are apparently;

Motherboard 57 C (135 F)
CPU 51 C (124 F)

(and my comp shut down about 30 minutes before replying here)

Edited by Duke1, 09 June 2005 - 05:21 AM.

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Ok Duke good job, your temps are a bit warm but should not be makeing it shut off at the current levels but if they get to much hotter when running more applications this could happen. I am thinking it is heat related because you said it shuts off and not reboot witch is some times typical with power problems.

Heres what I would like you to try first, get a can of compressed air, remove the case cover, Carefully blow the dust out of it especially the cpu's heatsink and the power supply. Be carefull not to turn the can on its side keep it upright, turning it side ways could spray moister inside. I usually set the computer on a tables edge that will allow you to move the can up and down instead of inverting it.

Avoid touching anything inside if you must to move a cable or something be sure to touch the case first this will discharge static electricity witch is harmfull to computer parts.

Sorry if you already know all this but I am unsure of your computer hardware experience level.

If this don't help post back and we will troubleshoot the power supply.

I will be away for the weekend and won't be able to reply till sunday but will try and check in tomarrow friday.

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A new thread was started here by Duke1:


Could be related, so FYI.

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