Solved xp desktop computer shutting down be itself

Nvidia / Awrdacpi
July 12, 2013 at 09:37:06
Specs: windows xp pro, 1gig
made sure it was set to not turn of in power settings but it will usually go for about three hours before it does i blew the dust out to. temps dont seem to be that high at 72 c

Davidw


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July 12, 2013 at 16:42:38
Get the cheap "heat sink grease" from Radio Shack for about $4 & make sure you apply it properly.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/i...

Your system is overheating & will continually shut down until you do. You're taking a risk by running your system like that. The auto-shutdown is a form of self-preservation (thermal protection circuitry), without it, the CPU would have fried. Find your CPU on this list & follow the application instructions:

http://www.arcticsilver.com/methods...



#1
July 12, 2013 at 09:51:33
72C is a bit high, Where are you getting these temps from.

If it is from the BIOD then bear in mind that when you are reading the temps there the CPU is not under a great deal of load. When Windows boots and applications are loaded, the temps could go a lot higher.

Stuart


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#2
July 12, 2013 at 10:00:24
from cpuid hardware monitor and in bios

Davidw


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#3
July 12, 2013 at 10:52:28
Best post all the temperatures given.

Did you clean the CPU heat sink while you were in there?

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#4
July 12, 2013 at 11:15:49
yes i did clean the heat sink and fan only thing i havent done was reapply the thermal grease yet.temps are as follows on cpuid 1. thrm 69c 2.tmpino id 29c 3. is tpine 64c

Davidw


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#5
July 12, 2013 at 11:21:30
also the assmebly shows 38 celcius

Davidw


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#6
July 12, 2013 at 11:37:11
Some temperatures in response #4 do still seem quite high.
You need to retake those readings after a few hours of significant usage.

I would be inclined to reapply thermal grease but by all means get the views of other folk on here.

Always pop back and let us know the outcome - thanks


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#7
July 12, 2013 at 12:06:06
okay ill do that ty

Davidw


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#8
July 12, 2013 at 12:22:48
Take the heat sink of and reapply thermal grease before you do anything else. Thermal grease is not just desirable, it is essential. You will never get adequate cooling without it.

Make sure you remove all traces of the old thermal paste/pad an reapply according to the CPU manufactures instructions which can be found on their website.

Intel

http://www.intel.com/support/proces...

AMD

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=olBn...

Stuart


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#9
July 12, 2013 at 12:50:09
i will do found i was out ill have to to buy some get will post back
with results probably next week sometime

Davidw


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#10
July 12, 2013 at 16:42:38
✔ Best Answer
Get the cheap "heat sink grease" from Radio Shack for about $4 & make sure you apply it properly.

http://www.radioshack.com/product/i...

Your system is overheating & will continually shut down until you do. You're taking a risk by running your system like that. The auto-shutdown is a form of self-preservation (thermal protection circuitry), without it, the CPU would have fried. Find your CPU on this list & follow the application instructions:

http://www.arcticsilver.com/methods...


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