IT is because of the dust present in the fan and in that socket present below the fan causing the heating of processor. and be sure you clean also the heat sink of your processor cause sometimes if you processor temp. i've cleaned all my heatsinks in the computer,cleaned the fans,they work fine,i've installed 3 more fans inside the pc,a have the same OS as before,and the pc turns off if I start to play any 3d game..solution is to get a new graphics card,i did exactly like that and no more sudden shutdowns : D It looks like you cpu is overheating, if it turn off when you play games. Just put better termal compaund between cpu and heatsink and check cpu temp with everest software.will to go the maximum limit it will cause your CPU system to shot down.. erase the pin of it just use rubber eraser to clean it.. but if you still encounter that problem, try to use another hard disk drive.. You can stress you cpu with everest and see the result. MY computer has a problem on the power supply or etc. I even tried to reconnect everything that was plugged into my computer. Never learned about computers but fix them automatically itsept for this one shetty problem...---Chances are, if CPU related, it's just dust in the CPU heatsink cooling fins, which is cleaned by removing only the heatsink fan.
It is relatively simple, however sometimes you need to remove the whole motherboard to place the grip on been having the same problem but it isnt a temp issue, I took it to best buy and they ran a diagnostic.
-If a computer getsd over the pre-configured temperature, the computer restarts or shuts down. You can check if this is happening to you by downloading "core Temp": 32Bit Windows Temp/Core Temp3264Bit Windows Temp/Core Temp64If the temperature is 90 degrees during your gameplay or infact if it is around 75 degrees whilst just using your computer... Replace your Heat Sink and add more fans to your computer.. If you have no idea how to or look up on google how to.
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I took the GPU out and everything worked fine, I examined the GPU and it seems one of the componments had completely burnt itself out. (GPU is a graphics/video card) David, thanks Bro for the info I did followed your instructions (Try cleaning and removing any dust from the components, motherboard, heatsink, fans etc.
It should help solve the problem) and indeed, its been 4 days now I haven't encountered same failure. Problems I've had and are now away of my pc: -- my pc didn't turn on, just BIOS loading screen and it shutted down; it was motherboard problem, replaced it and problem fixed (try replacing every part of your PC just to be sure what part is causing the problem) -- it was extremly SLOW; I dont know why but replaced stock cpu heatsink for a coolermaster N520, lowered temps and kept it around 40 °C (playing a game like Di RT or kinda...) , btw I added RAM fans( and remember, FOR ME, it seems to be hardware problem , so ask a friend or someone to borrow a PC (not expensive one ..know accidents can happen) and replace one part of your pc, then restart, if the problem isnt fixed, try replacing another and restart and so on....But please be sure to RE-SEAT the RAM exactly as it is, and if it dont fit, TURN IT. I am having the same problem with my computer I just put together a computer from old but new pack parts and I have no dust I put a big house fan blowing on my computer and it still does this truns off when I play 3D games I want to know is this a Windows XP update problem do I need a hotfix for this problem??? Computer Info Motherboard = Asus P4C800 Deluxe (Updated BIOs 2.4 same Problem with old BIOs)(BIOs is newness Ver.) CPU = Intel Celeron 2.4 400FSB Memory = 2-1GB PC-3200 (running 266MHz Dual) Video Card = ATI Radeon X1650 Q By HIS (Downloaded new Drivers still not working) DVDRW 1.44MB FDD Sound Card = Sound Blaster Live Val. You can try this might be due to overheating of your cpu.notice if all the fans inside are clean if clean them.They only go one way, and you will break the slots in which hold the RAM in... Please Help me I dont think this is a Heat problem. If it dosent help check the thermal material between processor and heatsink if damaged get it replaced immidiately.: D I have almost the same problem, but my computer turns off automatically after 15 minutes when I am not useing it.I checked the Adjust Power Properties, eveything is OK.hey, my computer automatically turns off whenever I play any game for about few minutes!!!! If i'm using the internet or any lighter softwares it stays on even for a day. Can you guys please tell me the possible problems???? -When playing games, your computer cpu is used much more.. The problem mights be that the heatsink has collected alot of dust already and it does not allow the air from the fan to pass freely unto the CPU.