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everytime i turn my PC it shuts off after about 20 seconds... HELP!

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January 27, 2008 12:58:02 AM

or even it could go as far as loading in windows then it shuts off, what could be the problem?

its not PSU because i already tried a different one and it still does it, and its not RAM because i tried a diff one too, samething. what could cause this and why?

i think its a put together PC-no brand name
1 gig of ram
Intel Core Processor 2.6Ghtz
January 27, 2008 1:26:48 AM

Have you tried reseating the cpu heatsink? It may be overheating, I've seen that a lot. You may also want to check the TIM and reapply if what you have now is old or starting to dry out.
January 27, 2008 2:15:55 AM

Have you check your RAM compatibility with your motherboard. I got a similar issue with mine 6 months ago.
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January 27, 2008 8:52:06 PM

sturge33 said:
Have you tried reseating the cpu heatsink? It may be overheating, I've seen that a lot. You may also want to check the TIM and reapply if what you have now is old or starting to dry out.


what is TIM? and how do i reapply it?
January 27, 2008 9:11:41 PM

Thermal Interface Material.
Make sure your heatsink is properly seated also, as those stock Intel ones can be a real bit** to get on right.
To reapply TIM , wipe if off with some alcohol, and get some Arctic Silver 5 to replace it.
It is definitely overheating.
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