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    random pc shutdowns

    when i try to reinstall windows on my pc, it keeps shutting down every 2-3 minutes, giveing me no chance to reinstall.. and its not overheating.. and shuts down every 5-10 minutes normally.. like right now, browsing these forums.. what up? is it a virus??

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    memory leakage?
    it's your destiny?


    Naw, i'm pretty sure it's because of memory problems =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by gamerx9191 View Post
    when i try to reinstall windows on my pc, it keeps shutting down every 2-3 minutes, giveing me no chance to reinstall.. and its not overheating.. and shuts down every 5-10 minutes normally.. like right now, browsing these forums.. what up? is it a virus??
    check ur energy settings...my friend thought it was funny to change the settings to that pc goes into standby after 1 min of idle time...

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    check what type of Power Supply ur running in your tower..

    i had that problem a while ago i had a pent 3 power box and im running a pent 4 >_>zzz

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    1st) something wrong with your cooler its probably not attached well. and ur processor is overheating and it shutsdown.
    2nd) u may have overclocked your pc
    3rd) your processor is dead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by farhad View Post
    1st) something wrong with your cooler its probably not attached well. and ur processor is overheating and it shutsdown.
    2nd) u may have overclocked your pc
    3rd) your processor is dead.
    reasons why both elly and farhad are wrong:
    1) the pc boots up
    2)he already said his proc is not overheating(but other componets may be overheating)
    3)overclocking makes random shuddowns, not normal shutdowns
    4)if his proc is dead his pc woudent start up
    5)if his powersupply is bad, it would have blew not shut the pc down normally

    the hint to solving this thing...THE PC SHUTS DOWN NORMALLY

    LIKE AS IF U HIT SHUTDOWN IN XP

    and i pwn

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    hey guys, thanks for the suggestions, it was actually over heating, the cpu/heatsink w/e.. had to put some special gel/paste on the underside to help transfer the heat away.. when it over heats it usually beeps a few times after it shuts down.. it wasnt this time and i dont know why

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    Yeah, that's what I would suggest (I had the same problem), but you said it wasn't overheating... so I left.




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    Quote Originally Posted by arunforce View Post
    Yeah, that's what I would suggest (I had the same problem), but you said it wasn't overheating... so I left.
    me 2, i was looking for other possibilities because he said it was not overheating

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    I had the EXACT same problem. Dust started building between my fan causing it to slow down which over heated my PC. The PC has a built in thermometer that shuts down after certain temperatures. Just clean your fan out and possibly use insulation.

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    best way call the cpu company or geek squad XD
    i had the same problem they gave me a new mother board my shit works mad nice and o yea if u have dell try this send ur pc for a new pc but keep the memory i have 2 gig of ram and i kept it and my new pc came with 2 gig more

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    lol i had the exact same problem my computer needed "Heat Sink Paste"
    lol stupid ppl who gave it me never supplied any lol

    Quote Originally Posted by systemx84 View Post
    ROFL, you two dudes fight in every post and its also man funny to laugh from it-lmao! Thanks dudes Ryyko & King Ownage.

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    n00bs. ur gotta build ur own pc's

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    ive never had any problems with this pc, i had it for 2-3 years and not one problem, except the last video card i got, twas nvidia and they got a shit load of problems so i just got a ati and it works fine

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