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  1. vader100

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    Looking for help with my desktop. It's getting on a bit but recently it has been just turning itself off three or four times a day. I don't mean shutting down, it literally loses power instantly and turns off without warning.

    I have run various virus scans, and looked inside. no loose wires and I have completely cleaned it out. Any help would be nice before I have buy a new unit.
     
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    Hi

    Has it been on for some time before powering down? It could be overheating and a BIOS cutout operating.

    Does the hard drive make any new or funny (graunchy) noises?

    Are all the fans running without any squeeky or wining noises?

    The problem with this sort of fault it could be anything!

    Alan
     
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    Doesn't seem to matter how long it has been on. Sometimes less than an hour sometimes all day. I have noticed recently the fans have been coming on more regularly and staying on longer. I cleaned it out so it is fairly free from dust inside. Fans and hard drive are running smoothly.

    I'm thinking it may be time I bit the bullet and upgraded. It is 7-8 years old now but the hassle of transfering all the files and redownloading programs just puts me off. It does what I need at the moment.
     
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    Hi

    The next stage of fault finding is the swapping of components, like the PSU for example.

    If you are unable to do that then, yes, it is time to get a new PC! :)

    Alan
     
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    Overheating, hard drive failure ot power supply

    Try running Coretemp see what type of temps your cpu is running it
     
  6. vader100

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    Thanks for your replies guys. I just decided to get a new base unit, it's about time and the easier option.
     
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    then demp all your important stuff on to one hard drive and then link it up to your new pc and transfer everything that way make this simplier easier and quicker
     

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