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#1 philrich

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Posted 01 October 2005 - 12:49 PM

After switching on and using the PC, the system locks up after no more than 20 mins, ie no cursor movement or keyboard response, you have to re-boot using the reset button. After the system re-boots it will run again but for increasingly shorter time spans before needing to reset again. Eventually you have to power down completely and turn back on again to use the PC.

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Posted 01 October 2005 - 03:51 PM

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Check the inside of you case to make sure it is clean. Also make sure the fans in the asr, power supply, and on the processor are running. You may have an over heating problem. Have a can of compressed and on hand to blow out the fins on th heat sink of the processor.
Make sure your computer is UNPLUGGED not justed turned off when you open the case. One mistake and you will smoke you computer. You can do it just be careful.
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Posted 02 October 2005 - 06:53 AM

Took a look into the inside of my computer today, the fan cooling the chip on the motherboard was completely clogged up, I have cleaned it up as advised and the computer seems to be trouble free. So far so good - many thanks for your help, I had been struggling to identify the problem for a couple of weeks. :thumbsup:

Thanks again - hopefully I will not have any more trouble. Why did you suspect a harware problem as opposed to a software issue that I thought it was?

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Posted 02 October 2005 - 09:22 AM

The simplest step. Most people keep their computer on the ground where all the dust and lent is. You can always start downloading programs and scans.
Congrays. Can't wait for your next post. :thumbsup:
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