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Old 12-08-2005, 04:49 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Computer goes dead after using it for a while. It turns off without shutting down. After a few hours I can turn it on again. I am looking for suggestions on what is wrong and how to fix it. Thank you
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maybe the heatsink/fan assembly is not on properly.
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The fan seems to be running. Is it possible it is still too hot?
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its either an overheating component (likely the processor) or a failing PSU.
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the fan will run as long as its connected to the power.
the cpu heatsink might be the problem
Seems like thermal paste has melted
Try to put thermal paste in between it.
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Old 12-08-2005, 04:43 PM   #6 (permalink)
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I believe I smell a something burning? Does that lend itself to a specific problem?

Also thank you so much for taking time to help. It is so appreciated.
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I believe I smell a something burning? Does that lend itself to a specific problem?

Also thank you so much for taking time to help. It is so appreciated.
this is sounds definitely like the heatsink
buy thermal paste and put some in there
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