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Old 03-23-2008, 09:18 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default HELP! Computer power shuts off on it's own!

I've got a problem with my computer. It powers off on it's own. It seems to happen when I'm using the processor like when rendering video or something.
If the computer is just sitting there idle, it stays on.

I'm running Adobe Premiere Pro CS2. It's an AMD Dual Core 4000 2.0 Ghz
with 2 Gigs of RAM. Also, if I'm watching a movie streaming off netflix, it shuts off also. The place that built it sold me on not installing a seperate video card, opting for using the motherboard alone. Is that a good thing or not?

Question: Could the processor be overheating and shutting the whole thing off? It's still under warrenty, and the shop that built it put a seal on the case.

I need to take it in, but I'd like another opinion first before I do.


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Default Re: HELP! Computer power shuts off on it's own!

The computer is overheating on load. It could also be the PSU failing during load. Is the PC clean? dust-free? Is the heatsink secure?


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Default Re: HELP! Computer power shuts off on it's own!

Thanks for the info. I kinda figured that maybe that was the trouble, but wanted someone else to say it also. lol

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