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my computer unexpectedly shuts down if too many applications are open (around 4+), and if i run a certain java run game. it switches of, asif the power has been cut, and cannot be started up again immidiatly. it takes about a minute before i can start it up again. its been like this for at least a month,andi cant stand power failures every 20 mins :dead: . plz help :smile:
 

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processor-pentium 4 CPU (ht)
clock speed-3.20ghz
1GB RAM
n-vidia g force fx 5500 graphics card (256mb)
running system-windows xp home edition, version 2002, service pack 2
 

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Sounds like an over-heating issue. What is your CPU temp at idle and under load?

If over-heating is suspect, a simple (low tech) way to isolate is to open the case and aim a common house fan (16"-20") at it. This will approximate maximum air-cooling for your system.

If the spontaneous shutdown doesn't occur, then you know you have a heat issue.

JF
 
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