computer shutting down and giving alarm noise

Emachines /
December 31, 2009 at 20:45:17
Specs: Windows XP, 448
my computer is randomly shutting down and
giving a noise like a siren. what's going on??? i
have to unplug it to make it stop. HELP

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December 31, 2009 at 22:38:55
Unplug the power supply of your system and try removing the RAM from its socket and reinstall it. Hope it works.

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January 1, 2010 at 08:43:47
Your problem is not with your RAM, leave it be.

Your CPU is overheating or the alarm setting is set too low.

Your case may be full of dust/dirt or the CPU fan is failing. Open the case and have a look unless you are still under warranty. In which case you should call for tech support.

You can install a temperature monitoring program. Try speedfan. Get it at the link below.

If you find dust/dirt then blow the case and power supply out with canned or compressed air. Do not use a vacuum cleaner on a computer. This will be messy. You may want to move the tower outside.

The alarm setting are located in the BIOS (setup) screens under PC Health.

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