A week or so after my boyfriend put everything into our new case is when this all started happening. It started when I would use ConvertXtoDVD to burn a movie, 25 mins in the computer would automatically shut off.
I researched it and everyone was saying it was a CPU overheating issue. So, my boyfriend thought he might have put one of the fans in wrong and changed the fans around. It seemed to work for awhile, but then I tried burning again and it shut off while converting again! So, I researched some more. Some people suggested pressing CTL Alt Delete and going into your performance to view the CPU usage. The CPU was at 100% usage and I found out that there was a program running in the background for my external hard drive that was using 60%+ CPU so I uninstalled it and thought I fixed the problem.
Then tonight, I was watching a TV episode online that I missed and half way through my computer shut down again!!!! I touched the computer and it doesn't seem to be overheating...I researched online someone said it could either be the video card fan, the power supply or I need to take off the CPU and put that thermal glue down again since the glue could be no good anymore. What should I do because I don't want to go out and buy a new power supply and stuff if it's not needed to fix the problem, especially since it's almost Christmas and money is on the tighter side.
Try this..it works evrytime for me...i am an IT Grad in thePhils.
Just want to share my experience.
if your computer boots ok.
if all the fans is doing well.
and all connections are checked ok...
sometimes it is caused by the dust and constant heat inside the unit
that causes it to moisten and cause dust to block connections...
Turn off your computer.unplug the main cord first.(safety first)
open your pc then pull out the ram and try cleaning the ram slot with a paint brush clean it thoroughly.and also the ram with a pencil eraser...
and detach the DVD/CDROM and the Floppy Disk Drive...
and then after cleaning the ram slot and the ram..put it back together..then check the 2 yellow and 2 black wires near the cpu...if it is connected properly.
dont put back the DVD/CDROM and Floppy Drive yet..just the memory..
Then put all your connections back the mouse and the keyboard and the VGA and power cord must be checked if properly connected.
Then Turn on your PC..
if this one doesn't work?
maybe a problem with your power supply.try using another power supply to check if it is the problem..
f it doesn't work either?
maybe a problem with your OS(operating system.try using to format your PC but before, back up all important files in your computer.how to do this???
attached your your hard drive to a another computer..This is called d slaving.
it works every time here for us..hope this works..for more help just email me at Email Id removed for security