pc's shutdown shorty afther starting up

April 11, 2012 at 05:31:51
Specs: windows xp, 1.5 ram
the pc starts up and slowly the fans go out and when i try to instal windows xp agian it suddently gets overheated(tested it with removing the outer layer from the pc setup nearly went to finish afther all power shutsdown) now my sister says that the cpu is dead but is that the cause of that the pc totaly loses power? ow and i have another pc duel core 2.0ghz and 2.0 ram but that one just gets like 1 second on and shutdown sometimes only just the power switch turn blue and other dont react now my uncle tested if everything was working he doesnt know if its burned he dont know if there is even anything wrong with it it just wont start for some reason i replaced the power supply thinking it was that because the power supply was very busty but that dident help plz help i need one of the pc's working so i can go work on my mods
ow and if this is of any use when i wanted the put out my duel core pc by just shutdown it suddently went out and there was a very odd smell(yet it isnt burned) help please!

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April 11, 2012 at 06:15:38
I would take a look at the caps (Capacitors ) Bulging..or leaking?

Any beeps when you power up?

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April 11, 2012 at 08:15:08
both of the pc's arent beeping one just cant stay on for long the coolers just suddently shutdown (tryt them in other pc's and they work just fine) so it shutdown because it gets overheated and one just turns on power button and does nothing and checked the capacitors and there not bulging or leaking

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April 12, 2012 at 22:43:11
Try a different power cable, different outlet?

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