computer turns itself off

  valleyrat 07:30 25 Jun 2008
Locked

when playing pc games my computer suddenly switches off
I have had the computer for a year and have had no trouble until now
I run windows vista 64 bit
4gb RAM
nvidia geforce 8800gtx graphics card
quad core intel processors
have updated nvidia drivers but problem continues
any ideas?

  Halmer 07:42 25 Jun 2008

click here

When did you last have the lid off?

  €dstowe 08:31 25 Jun 2008

Almost certainly overheating. I'm always astonished at the amount of muck that can accumulate on heatsink fins and fans in quite a short time. It is also amazing what a difference a quick cleanup will achieve. Time for the brush and the can of air.

  Halmer 08:50 25 Jun 2008

kindly provided by Fruit Bat click here but don't stick a vacuum cleaner in it!

This thread is now locked and can not be replied to.

Elsewhere on IDG sites

Dell XPS 13 9370 (2018) review

No need to scan sketches into your computer with Moleskine's new smart pen

WWDC history: Apple's product launches since 2005

Comment importer des contacts d’un iPhone à un autre iPhone ?