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Old 10-02-2005, 01:57 PM   #1
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Unhappy Computer shuts down on its own

Hi, I work with XP (pack2), AMD 2100+ CPU, Abit KX7-333R motherboard, AMD cooking system, 1 gb ram, 80 hard drive master, 80 hard drive slave, Benq DVD rom, Benq DVD burner, ATI allin wonder radion 8500DV 64mb video card.

I am having a problem, when ever I use applications that work with pics or video for any period of time, the computer will shut off automatically. Completly shut down!! After about 15 minutes, I can restart, but not before then. If I am doing just browsing or work like that, it has never shut down. I do alot of picture and video editing and this is becoming a problem that I need to figure out. I have had this computer for about 3 years now and it has always done this. I dont know if this is a problem someone else has or not. I really could use some advice on what to do. Thanks
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Old 10-02-2005, 02:24 PM   #2
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Is your CPU overheating?
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Old 10-02-2005, 02:40 PM   #3
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I always wondered that, but I have had Hardware Doctor on and it has never told me that my computer is overheating. Actually, I don't keep the side of the box on because I thought it was getting too hot. I know a Pentium III will get alot hotter than my Pentium I computer I have, but I wasn't for sure.
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Old 10-02-2005, 03:00 PM   #4
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Try PC Wizard 2005

www.cpuid.com

and tell me how hot is the CPU. Give it a try

Just because the door is off, doesn't mean that it won't overheat
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Old 10-02-2005, 03:23 PM   #5
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Processor - 131.9 degrees F
Mainboard - 98 degrees F
Hard Disk - 104 degrees F
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Old 10-02-2005, 03:26 PM   #6
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wow....convert those temps into degress C please but 131F is extremely hot, are these idle temps or load? If they are idle, run dual prime and see if the comp shuts down.
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Old 10-02-2005, 03:27 PM   #7
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If the temps are in check.. I suspect the Power supply is overheating.. especially if the the computer wont trun back on for awhile.
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Old 10-02-2005, 03:29 PM   #8
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have you EVER cleaned out your computer in the 3 years? if you havent you probably have a major dust issue. Run dual prime and see if it turns off. and get a new heatsink/fan.
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The temps are when I turn on the computer. I haven't done any graphic work today. I was waiting to see what I could do. Yes, I have cleaned out my computers many times. I know how dust can be a problem. How do you run dual prime? I have a Duro 400 wats max power supply. If this is a power supply problem, what do you recommend? Thanks so much for your time.
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Old 10-02-2005, 04:20 PM   #10
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dual prime is where you can run two instances of prime95. If its the power supply, i would suggest an OCZ powerstream 520 or 600 if you have the money if not, go for the Fortron AX-500 they are all very very very good psus from trustable companies.
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