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Computer Shuts Off By Itself


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Alexandus

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I picked this problem up a couple days ago, since then my computer gaming life has gone down the tubes ;)

Whenever I start to play ANY game (from the hard drive, browser games are fine) or if I run any of my scanning programs, i get about 5 minutes with the program before the computer freezes for about 3 seconds then the computer simply turns off.

I have run many scanners, microsoft anti-spyware, ad-aware, spybot, spyware nuker, registry mechanic, and after fixing all of the problems brought forth by them (sometimes the scans would take too long and the computer would shut off on me ;) )

I am currently stumped, somebody please help!! :tazz:
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ok an update:

it seems that when i play a game (it didn't do this with the game Freelancer however!) or when i run one of those scanners, my CPU resources shoot up to 100% usage, I suppose it compensates for that automatically by shutting down.

I currently have 1.04 GB of RAM, so i didn't think that this would be a problem.
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Could be heat related, check that all fans are running inside the computer case and clean out all the dust that builds up around the fans and vents over time. Make sure you disconnect from the mains and earth yourself by touching the metal frame of the casing before delving inside though.
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yes i agree with les1451 i sounds like your system overheats, and to protect it self it shutsdown.many computers run at 100% cpu usage and dont shut down. but when the do run at 100% the tempiture goes up a couple of degrees celcius

Edited by bobthemailman, 10 June 2005 - 05:56 AM.

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well it looks like it was a heat problem, cleaned her out and she works fine now, thanks guys
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