there are some problems with my dad's computer. It shuts down at random moments,
and I can't figure out why. It shuts down without any warning, and doesn't reports any errors or issues of any kind at the next startup.
At first, I thought it had to do with the video card, since on most of the times the PC shut down, my dad was watching Youtube movies. (I tried turning hardware acceleration off in the flash player in YT, no luck). But it turned out that it's probably not that problem, since it also shuts down without performing any GPU-intensive actions, such as just reading mails of reading the newspaper online.
I noticed that the CPU seems a bit aged or something, since it peeks a lot to 100%, e.g. when opening Firefox. Once opened and all startup processes are finished, running idle the CPU usage is normal (e.g. 8%), but as soon as you click a new webpage for example, it peeks again to very high values.
I tried replacing the power supply, but it turned out that's not the problem.
He's running windows XP Pro SP3, on a PC with following specs:
CPU: AMD Athlon 64, 2200 MHz (11 x 200) 3200+
Motherboard: Asus K8V Deluxe (Chipset VIA VT8383 Apollo K8T800, AMD Hammer)
RAM Memory: 1024 MB (PC3200 DDR SDRAM)
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce 6200 (128 MB)
If any further specs are needed, please let me know!
I really hope that someone can help me!