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Solved: System shut down

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  1. bonkers72

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    OS XP Home. Just recently one of my pc's have been shutting down on it's own. I would boot up, then it will stay on for about a half hour, then shut down and I cannot boot back up for awhile. It's an older pc with a 20 gig hd almost maxed out. It does seem to be pretty warm too. Any ideas are appreciated, Thanks ;)
     
  2. jhoegl

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    uh, overheating? probly. Bad Power supply? Most likely. Especially if this is new. Uh, whats your room temp at?
     
  3. bonkers72

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    It's an older pc. Room temp has been very warm now that you mention that.
     
  4. jhoegl

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    well, 77 degrees or so is an optimum. See if you can find out what the cpu temp is.
     
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    How do I get to that again? I remember seeing that feature. Isn't on start up I can get to that? Thanks.
     
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    Generally a program that comes with the computer. I dont know of any program that will work with them unless released by the motherboard manufacturer.
     
  7. bonkers72

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    I thought it might have been in the bios screen.
     
  8. jhoegl

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    yeah, that shows the temp too, but the CPU runs in "Real" mode vs "protected" mode. Real mode is the entire CPU is being utilized, and thus shows the maximum temp it will reach. Wait about 5 minutes and it will go up.

    Protected, which is when running the OS, it shows the normal temp. So there should be an OS based temp monitor.
     
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    It's been almost an hour and she still won't fire back up. So......should I still try to get that temp for you? If so how do you get to that screen again on start up?
     
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    fire up as in no power what so ever?
     
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    If the machine fires back up go to http://www.majorgeeks.com/download4181.html and download and install Everest.

    After Everest is installed, launch the program and in the left pane click the + mark next to Computer. From the drop down menu, click on "sensor". Give it a few seconds and it should give you the motherboard, processor, hard drive, etc. temperatures and the fan speeds.
     
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    Looks like I figured it out. It was a bad power supply. I swapped power supplies from another computer I had and she's been work'n fine. Thanks for the ideas. B-72
     
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