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Discussion in 'Hardware' started by PEACEYALL, Feb 4, 2005.

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  1. PEACEYALL

    PEACEYALL Thread Starter

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    Hello all,
    Most of the times now, my computer just powers-off for no reason, and i think its a heat problem. It happens on both linux and windows but happens more on linux. And it just powers off when im doing someting or writing something or listening or w/e. So is there any way to fix this problem in both linux and windows. Thank You for your help.

    Im using an Acer Ferrari 3000.
    AMD Athlon
    Windows XP
    And linux is a debian distrobution.
     
  2. kiwiguy

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    If it happens in both Linux and Windows, then it must be a physical issue, as you suggest.

    Have you tried using canned air to clear out the air vents? A dust build up can cause problems.
     
  3. PEACEYALL

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    OK, ill but a compressed can of air to clean of the dust. And ill post teh results tomorow or after. Thankx
     
  4. crjdriver

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    If you suspect a heat issue, have you checked your temps in the bios?

    Have you pulled the side cover and checked that all fans are running?

    Another common problem causing reboots is a poor quality / failing power supply. When you have the side cover off, check the brand and wattage of the ps. Post your results.
     
  5. PEACEYALL

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    OK, well here are my results:

    Everything went ok and there is no dust at all. And i tried it on windows and my computer never shutsdown. But on linux it still happens

    What do u suggest i do now?
     
  6. crjdriver

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    What are your temps? You can read them in the bios.
     
  7. PEACEYALL

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    I checked all the bios but couldnt find the fan speed.
     
  8. crjdriver

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    What were the temps in the bios? It will be under something like pc health or voltages; something like that. Each bios is a little different.
     
  9. crjdriver

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    BTW if the cpu fan is connected to the correct fan header, it will show the fan rpm in the same place.
     
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