|Computer specs I just copy pasted from Speccy below (minus audio). |
As then topic title says my computer shut down randomly. I wasn't doing anything intensive at the time (just watching Twitch and playing a flash game before I left the computer to get some food). When I was eating (about 5 min) I looked over at my computer and it was shut down. It was running for about 3-4 hours before hand, and I was able to turn it back on right away. There was nothing in the event viewer (save for my antimalware being out of date).
This isn't the first time something like this happened. I want to say around 4-5 months ago my PC was randomly shutting down when/after I was playing various games (Vindictus, Dota2, Tf2). Only difference is in some cases instead of shutting down a couple times it restarted.
Since getting to the case will be a problem ( Living with my parents and they don't seem to trust me with opening up the case to check for dust/connections) I can't see if it's just dust. I always assumed it was just an auto shut down or reboot if things got too hot. Is there anything else I am able to check/do to make sure this won't happen again ? Any help would be appreciated.
Windows XP Home Edition 32-bit SP3
AMD Athlon II X3 455(34 °C)
Rana 45nm Technology
2.00GB Dual-Channel DDR3 @ 669MHz (9-9-9-24)
Gigabyte Technology Co., Ltd. M68MT-S2 (Socket M2)(43 °C)
HP W2071d (1600x900@60Hz)
512MB NVIDIA GeForce 8400 GS (ASUStek Computer Inc)(55 °C)
465GB Western Digital WDC WD5000AAKX-001CA0 (SATA)(30 °C)