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#1 maryk

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Posted 25 June 2005 - 03:42 AM

For the last few weeks my computer has been suddenly turning off for no reason. This is extremely frustrating especially when I am in the middle of something like a game or a word document and data is lost. Any answers or thoughts welcomed.
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Posted 25 June 2005 - 10:27 AM

Quite often, this is a heat problem. What kind of computer do you have? Laptop, desktop? Is it a Pentium or AMD? (Or something else?) Some details would help so we can tell you where to look. But if you haven't cleaned the interior of your computer (or had it cleaned) dust can build up and block air flow on the processor's heat sink. Also, a cooling fan may be dying or dead.

It could also be a memory problem, but let's find out some more information first.

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Posted 25 June 2005 - 06:19 PM

It's a laptop, pentium and the interior has never been cleaned. The fan has been very noisy lately so maybe it is a heat or dust problem




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