My computer turns off automatically!

besent - Jul 31, 2008 at 03:14 AM
 asdasdasdasdasdasd - Jan 30, 2019 at 11:14 AM
hey, my computer automatically turns off whenever I play any game for about few minutes!!!! I don't know why it keeps turning off. If i'm using the internet or any lighter softwares it stays on even for a day. I ain't sure with my fan but it seems ok. Can you guys please tell me the possible problems????

43 replies

Hi all,

So many people with such a problem.
  • When playing games, your computer cpu is used much more..
  • Graphics cards are used much more..
  • They create more heat..
  • Some laptops and indeed computers can overheat..
  • There is a failsafe.
  • If a computer getsd over the pre-configured temperature, the computer restarts or shuts down.
  • This is to avoid your cpu being damaged.

You can check if this is happening to you by downloading "coreTemp":

32Bit Windows
64Bit Windows

If the temperature is 90 degrees during your gameplay or infact if it is around 75 degrees whilst just using your computer... This is probably the issue you are coming across.

Laptop Solution:
  • Buy a cooler for laptop:

Desktop Computer Solution:
  • Replace your Heat Sink and add more fans to your computer.. Probably best to take to a computer repair.. If you have no idea how to or look up on google how to. It is relatively simple, however sometimes you need to remove the whole motherboard to place the grip on heatsinks.
mentormatt8 Posts 7 Registration date Wednesday August 26, 2009 Status Member Last seen November 26, 2009
Oct 31, 2009 at 12:40 PM
Jimmy, Thanks for this info on CoreTemp! I think it is very useful. I am trying it out now. Every gamer should have it in their system tray! I'll post this info on my blog!
thanx a lot
ive been having the same problem but it isnt a temp issue, I took it to best buy and they ran a diagnostic. they said that the cpu was being used up to 99% then it would shut down, I dont have this problem when im not hooked to the internet, but ive also found that I dont have the issue when im logged out of facebook. could facebook cookies be draining my cpu?
Nov 30, 2012 at 12:15 PM
If ur having problem with ur PC turning off automaticly try to update ur graphics drivers or clean out the dust in the fan