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Comp keeps shutting down

By ryan0
Jun 26, 2008
  1. hello,
    just like the title says, comp keeps shutting down.
    i bumped it with my knee and about 5 mins later it shut down. when i turn it on it will sometimes start fine but will shut off after about 5 mins but most of the time now it wont get past start screen. i was able to get on the internet a few minutes ago but it shut off after about 2 minutes. what the hell??
    i checked all wires and connections, re-installed gpu, soundcard, ram, and cpu. all connections seem to be correct. i just dont know why its doing what its doing.
    any help is greatly appreciated.
     
  2. larryiam

    larryiam TS Rookie Posts: 577

    What is your system specs and power supply specs?
     
  3. seanc

    seanc TS Rookie Posts: 284

    Your bump has probably knocked something loose, I'd suspect the processor heatsink. You'll probably find that it's loose and needs to be clipped back on.
     
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