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Old 11-05-2010, 05:54 PM   #1
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hello,
this is gunjan vaishnav

I am using an assembled computer, which has the following config:
intel 945 motherboard,
1gb dynet ram
one 160 gb seagate hdd, and one 500 gb samsung hdd,
intel core 2 duo 2.4 ghz.
OS : 2 win xps, one in each drive and one Linux in seagate in dual boot. power supply: APC Back-ups rs 600.

These days my pc abruptly, switches off, in the middle of my work and when i start it again it says
"the computer was previously shut down due to overheating (thermal overheating). press enter to continue"

I also thought that the problem might be because of power supply, so i purchased a ups the problem is still on.

One of my friends told me to that it is a hardware problem and that i shoul clean the entire cabinet especially the RAM, I did so but still the problem is on.

I am not much an experienced systems person, so wud like to get some help on this problem, of abrupt computer turn off.
this problem is really creating a lot of problem to me.

Hoping to get an early reply,
thank you.
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Old 11-05-2010, 08:01 PM   #2
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Did you clean the cpu heatsink? Post your temps using https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
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are you sure your fans are turning on. have you opened up the case and blow out any dust inside the case, and nothing is blocking the vents, if problem persist i would consider replacing your power supply unit with new fan of course
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Old 11-06-2010, 05:05 AM   #4
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Your problem sounds like an overheating issue.
Clean the interior of the PC thoroughly, particularly the CPU heatsink/fan area, with compressed or canned air. Boot the PC to the Bios and check your Temps.
Are you using Onboard Graphics or a dedicated GPU?
Brand & Model of the PSU?



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Old 11-07-2010, 03:48 PM   #5
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Did you clean the cpu heatsink? Post your temps using https://www.cpuid.com/softwares/hwmonitor.html
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are you sure your fans are turning on. have you opened up the case and blow out any dust inside the case, and nothing is blocking the vents, if problem persist i would consider replacing your power supply unit with new fan of course

Yes, laker all the cpu fans are working perfectly fine, and i also cleaned the cpu from within with a vacuum cleaner's blower as i didn't had a can , but i have never tried to disturb the heatsink or the cpu fan coz i don't understand hardware much so did not wanted to get into some trouble coz heatsink i think is a critical part.
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Check your Temps in the Bios for the most accurate readings.



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