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Old 12-17-2009, 06:24 AM   #1 (permalink)
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hey very one i could use some help with some problems i am having with my computer ok the first thing is my video card the fan on it has stoped working and could use some tips on how i could get it working another one of the problems i am having is that it shuts down on its own and when i try to turn it back on it shuts down right away i thought it was dust or something holding the power button in but i cleaned it from inside and out and i could use a easy way to upgrade my ram with no money hit me up thanks

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Old 12-17-2009, 06:34 AM   #2 (permalink)
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sound like you cpu is overheating as well. Get a can of compressed air, open the case and clean out the fan for your heatsink and all other fans as well.

What gpu do you have?

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Old 12-18-2009, 10:34 AM   #3 (permalink)
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cpu is overheating (probably) put your nose real close the the processor, do u smell burning? or feel heat? then the cpu is overheating, which will shut the comp down. if u were overclocking then dont, thats probably the reason its geting hot. if u wernt overclocking then...what the guy said above, dust everything. if it still dosent work then u might have to get a new fan. And u cant upgrade ram for free, try ebay, newegg, or tiger direct for cheap ram
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It might be that you need to reapply thermal paste on your CPU.

As for your gpu, you should just get a new fan, or geat a new heatsink for your graphics card.

Ram isn't free as said above. your best bet is Ebay, just make sure the seller has a high rating.
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