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PC shuts down by itself while playing a game

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  • Minecraft
  • Windows 7
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May 23, 2013 9:31:49 AM

I was playing the downloaded version of Minecraft 1.5.2 and my PC shut off in a few seconds. It is annoying.

PC specs:
Windows 7 Home Premuim
64-bit
Installed memory (RAM): 3.00 GB
Processor: Intel(R) Pentium(R) CPU B960 @ 2.20GHz 2.20 GHz
Java installed
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Please help! :fou: 

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May 23, 2013 9:38:25 AM

Sounds like a either a temp or power issue

When was the last time you cleaned out your case?
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May 23, 2013 9:41:07 AM

rex4235 said:
Sounds like a either a temp or power issue

When was the last time you cleaned out your case?

i did not clean out my case before

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May 23, 2013 9:43:23 AM

rex4235 said:
Sounds like a either a temp or power issue

When was the last time you cleaned out your case?


I fully agree with Rex.... You need to look at possibly using some compressed air to clean out your system and if that's not it then i'd look at the power supply. However a search for that CPU type looks to be for a laptop.
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May 23, 2013 9:44:25 AM

Id suggest doing a thorough cleaning then. Dust/ debris will build up creating blockages in heat sinks. This will constrict the airflow and cause an overheat. Do that before continuing.

With an enthusiast machine, most users clean their cases about once a month depending on the environment they're in

EDIT: If its a laptop, you really need to clean that thing out. By design, they are more compact and rely a lot more on the little room they have for airflow. People misuse laptops all the time because of their name. You should really be using it on a desk/ lap only. People often times use them on beds, blankets, carpet with can lead to fibers, dust, and other debris being introduced directly into the bottom intake fan.

When you clean out the laptop, blow the compressed air into the exhaust fan. If you blow air into the intake, you risk pushing dust further into the sink.
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May 23, 2013 9:46:11 AM

neieus said:
rex4235 said:
Sounds like a either a temp or power issue

When was the last time you cleaned out your case?


I fully agree with Rex.... You need to look at possibly using some compressed air to clean out your system and if that's not it then i'd look at the power supply. However a search for that CPU type looks to be for a laptop.

i do have a laptop

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