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#1 jennii

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 05:57 AM

My computer keeps turning itself off....actually tonight is the first time for two days that I could run if for over two hours..I'm in Australia, and we have had some very hot days, could this affect it..another friend told me it could be an indication my hard drive is going....please could someone tell me what is going on

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 09:19 AM

we have had some very hot days, could this affect it..


Yes, very likely the cause.
Are the fans working ok, Case fan, CPU fan etc.
Check that things arent clogged up with dust and other detritus.

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 09:49 AM

sbrown.uk is on the right track. Heat cannot only cause a computer to be unstable but it could permently damage your PC.
Here is a tutorial that may be useful. Cleaning the Interior of your PC
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Posted 10 December 2006 - 02:25 PM

Not a great expert, but I had a similar problem to solve -random shutdowns - and after exhaustive checks replaced a 256 RAM card and all is now well.

Could be worth carefully checking or re-seating existing memory, when you do other checks inside the box!

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 08:25 PM

My computer keeps turning itself off....actually tonight is the first time for two days that I could run if for over two hours..I'm in Australia, and we have had some very hot days, could this affect it..another friend told me it could be an indication my hard drive is going....please could someone tell me what is going on

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Posted 10 December 2006 - 08:29 PM

Not a great expert, but I had a similar problem to solve -random shutdowns - and after exhaustive checks replaced a 256 RAM card and all is now well.

Could be worth carefully checking or re-seating existing memory, when you do other checks inside the box!

R



Actually the problem was the intense heat,it has been on since 7.30 pm last night, so I guess it will happen
all the time when it gets hot and I'm without air-conditioning thanks for the replies
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Posted 10 December 2006 - 08:31 PM

we have had some very hot days, could this affect it..


Yes, very likely the cause.
Are the fans working ok, Case fan, CPU fan etc.
Check that things arent clogged up with dust and other detritus.



Thank you, it seems to have fixed itself now the weather is cooler jennii




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