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Offline wpeters

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Computer Trouble
« on: August 20, 2014, 10:27:52 AM »
I have been having some problems with my computer.  It seems that all of sudden it will shut down on me like some turned the power off.  After 5-10 minutes you can start it up and it will run fine for a  little while and then just shut down ... Any suggestion on what maybe wrong with it.
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Offline The Fugitive

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Re: Computer Trouble
« Reply #1 on: August 20, 2014, 10:33:46 AM »
Check your fans.  Make sure they are running and the heat sinks are not clogged with dust.
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Re: Computer Trouble
« Reply #2 on: August 20, 2014, 11:14:19 AM »
Yepp, the symptoms are typical for an overheating system. Fans, heat sinks, power supply, video card (if it's a boxed one with a hidden heat sink). Other than heat, it may be a cold join in your motherboard chips - which also is a heat related problem but of another kind. They mostly seem to occur in laptops though.
Quote from: BaldEagl, applies to myself, too
I've got an older system by today's standards that still runs the game well by my standards.

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Offline wpeters

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Re: Computer Trouble
« Reply #3 on: August 20, 2014, 01:30:19 PM »
Thanks guys will check it out
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