computer shuts itself down

February 7, 2013 at 06:41:28
Specs: Windows 7

My pc also shuts itself down. Sometimes after hours of gameplay, sometime within 5 minutes of surfing the internet.

I can imagine that when it shuts down in the middle of a game it has something to do with intensive use of my video card. but when i check pcwizzard it shows me that none of my components are over 55 degrees celcius.

also when i open my pc all the vans are spinning and nothing feels overheated. my videocard feels warm though.

when my pc shuts down it tries to reboot but imediatly shut down again.

I cleaned my pc with an airduster ceveral times so i don't thing dust is a issue.

this problem is driving me crazy! please help me out

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February 7, 2013 at 09:23:05
Specs would be helpful.

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February 7, 2013 at 10:23:05
What is an air duster? Never use a vacuum on a PC.

If you mean canned compressed air then that is good. However, I am guessing you did NOT blow out the power supply from both ends.

The fact the PC will not immediately restart indicates an overheating situation. Could be the CPU/heatsink/fan, the hard drive/s, the graphics card, the power supply, the chipset (which may or may not have a fan), etc.

I am not familiar with pcwizzard so I can't evaluate your conclusions. Try HWMonitor instead. It can also monitor voltages, which can also cause shutdowns. Get HWMonitor from the link below.

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February 7, 2013 at 13:57:35
I assume you checked that the CPU heat sink was not clogged with dust.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks

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