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« on: August 27, 2004, 04:53:35 PM »

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Hi all. I have a 2000GHz, winXP, 256MB ram,60gig harddrive with 30gig on it. While playing games, the computer will shut off on its own after 1 hour. It works good without shutting down wile surfing the net. I turned up the virtual memory. The fans are operating properly. I have vacuumed, blown out and cleaned the inside of the unit. Any ideas?
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« Reply #1 on: August 27, 2004, 05:47:27 PM »

Most probably due to heat. You didn't say what kind of videocard you have though. Coupled to that, please also leave what size the PSU is (in power out put in Watt).
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« Reply #2 on: August 27, 2004, 08:05:31 PM »

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Most probably due to heat. You didn't say what kind of videocard you have though. Coupled to that, please also leave what size the PSU is (in power out put in Watt).

Thanks JOE. Here is what I found:ATI Radeon 7000 64mb SDR Graphics Card with TV out  OEM=(ATI Radeon III) with a 250 WATT power supply. Thanks.Smiley
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« Reply #3 on: August 27, 2004, 08:19:27 PM »

So you have a 2GHz CPU, motherboard, an AGP card, at least one harddrive, at least one optical drive and some more stuff running off a 250W PSU?

I give up on the heat, and unless you run a Shuttle box, you would be best off to look at a higher spec'ed PSU first. If your CPU is an Intel, check out a minimum of a 350W PSU, if it is an AMD, go for at least a 400W PSU.
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« Reply #4 on: August 28, 2004, 01:47:53 AM »

Thanks JEE. I will have a new 400 watt power supply by Tuesday for my AMD processor. I will give it a try. Grin RAMON
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« Reply #5 on: September 11, 2004, 12:37:43 AM »

Well $100.00 later and still the same problem. I added a 400 watt power suply and 512 or ram. Any other ideas?   thanks.  Huh?
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