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Windows 7: PC Randomly shutting down.

14 Jul 2012   #1

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1
PC Randomly shutting down.

Today my pc has randomly shutted itself down 4times. First 2 happened when I was on YouTube, and the last 2 when playing, MineCraft and Dungeon Defenders!
Anyway, had this for ages and no problems. Today the crashing started, it says nothing. It just shuts itself down. I tried looking at Windows Logs but found nothing.


OS: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack
CPU: AMD Athlon(tm) II X3 425 Processor

It MIGHT be because of overheating. Its 10+ hours a day on and its summer and freaking hot, I don't know

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14 Jul 2012   #2

Windows 7 Ultimate 64 bit

It sounds like an overheating issue with either the CPU or GPU, more likely the CPU. What software do you have to monitor your CPU and GPU temps? The CPU is designed to shut itself off when it becomes to hot to protect itself from overheating. Monitor your temps while you have a load on it. It could be that the heatsink/fan is loose or not working properly, dust build up on the fins causing lag and heat build up. There is not enough airflow in the case itself and the list just goes on.
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14 Jul 2012   #3

Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit 7601 Multiprocessor Free Service Pack 1

Had some problems with the dust piling up before, Ill clean it up and say if it helped.
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14 Jul 2012   #4

MS Windows 7 Ultimate SP1 64-bit

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