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Report • #12 twincitylover April 28, 2011 at 20:53:52 Just replaced the 300w power supply in my dx4300 with a 500 watt power supply and after several days no problems at You won't necessarily feel this heat coming off the fans in the back, because remember the CPU is only maybe an inch squared, if that. It feels really hot, so what do I do. Such opinions may not be accurate and they are to be used at your own risk.

I have the same problem and it is getting worse. The lights are on but no output is being sent to the monitor. Source(s): http://www.iyogi.ca/computer-help/gatewa... I tried Avast (the free download version) and ran a "boot-time scan", ran it before the bios loaded and finally it detected/deleted a win 32 infection. https://forums.techguy.org/threads/please-help-my-gateway-laptop-keeps-shutting-off-randomly.1077068/

I am currently using a gateway computer, and for some odd reason it keeps shutting down for no apparent reason. I once had a laptop that would spontaneously shut down if I put it on the bed for more than 3 minutes.] The other thing to consider is the power supply. If all is OK, check the heatsink under the CPU fan, I bet its full of fluff and gunk. No matter what, open up the side of the CPU and look at the fans.

No more fan blowing into an open case! ghnader hsmithotApr 14, 2011, 10:59 PM And could you try to stress test the parts you havent changed?Cpu with Prime, Checking ram with memtest.I think it should be the Mobo in You could buy a new power supply for $30 and swap it in, or if you have a spare case with a power supply, transfer everything to the spare case and doesn't restart at all, just shuts down.

Are there programs I could run to fix all of this? let me give you two suggestions to try. It's also very useful if you're going to put your laptop in your lap, seems like most of the c2d processor notebooks are giving me 2nd degree burns nowadays. this page Proffitt Forum moderator / May 12, 2011 7:45 AM PDT In reply to: Gateway SX 2800 VISTA Home 64 Bit Kaspersky Pure AVS Sounds like the usual heat issues.

All of the cables from it are shielded and it has many more than the stock unit. Yes No Sorry, something has gone wrong. When I had them all connected, then I put the new unit inside the box.In SpeedFan I have all three fans (CPU fan, rear case fan and the new PSU fan) Generated Fri, 10 Feb 2017 15:44:20 GMT by s_hz99 (squid/3.5.20) Hardware ALL How-tos Win 10 Win 8 Win 7 Win XP Win Vista Win 95/98 Win NT Win Me Win 2000

I am not doing anything bad to it. http://ccm.net/forum/affich-50563-gateway-over-heating-shutting-down Computer keeps shutting down for no reason Can't find your answer ? captainron276, Nov 17, 2012 #4 zomgashley Thread Starter Joined: Nov 16, 2012 Messages: 5 Tech Support Guy System Info Utility version OS Version: Microsoft Windows 7 Home Premium, 64 bit My 17 inch Gateway I can run it for a few hours, and I have to give it a break or it shuts down.

I then proceed to charge a handsome fee for my services that took me all but 30-60 minutes to complete. I've tried restarting it, Computer shutting down for no reason solved computer keeps shutting down Tom's Hardware Around the World Tom's Hardware Around the World Denmark Norway Finland Russia France Turkey We're in the middle of a heat wave out here in O.C. (100 yesterday) and I don't have a/c going so it's probably 80 or so in my place. Tip for installing: I unscrewed the stock unit and pulled it out onto the desktop -- the cables are long enough to reach without unplugging any of them.

Once reported, our moderators will be notified and the post will be reviewed. And if i invest money i'd rather have DDR3, especially since you can find 4GBRAM of DDR3 for only 50$ now....So *** this, i'll just invest in a new computer.... I am not doing anything bad to it. Report • #1 chilihotorcold October 13, 2010 at 11:59:37 Download a free program called speedfan, and monitor your temps if you haven't already done that.

Please start a New Thread if you're having a similar issue.View our Welcome Guide to learn how to use this site. You can only upload a photo or a video. To confirm the heating issue, I then operated the computer without the fan in operation and the computer would shut down within a couple of hours.

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The guy who does Acer stuff is one of those people who will complain about things all day long, but he gets extra animated when it comes to dealing with Acer It could be failing intermittently. Should I just replace the 512 and 64 with 1 gyg chip? Advertisements do not imply our endorsement of that product or service.

Please let me know what you find out. http://windows.microsoft.com/en-US/windows/service-packs-download#sptabs=win7 If you are not using Norton, which takes a lot of system resources, I have a couple of FREE Virus programs you can choose from that come highly recommended here. Keep up to date on: Latest Buzz Stuff Shows & Podcasts Tours Weird & Wacky Sign-up Now! It just turns off completely. --- Sam, Apex, NC Marshall Brain Answered: That has got to be frustrating.

But this guy is gonna try to fix so I will tell u guys what happens Reply Leave a comment Reply to this topic Ask a question Member requests are more I use a 450W power supply, always worked fine. Report • #5 newportcreative November 5, 2010 at 14:05:44 24 hours in and no crashes! Show Ignored Content As Seen On Welcome to Tech Support Guy!

I'm using Windows XPSince i changed almost all piece of hardware on my computer, i think it must be a problem either with the motherboard or the CPU itself.... You can then update your Computer Specs here with this info. This air is NOT circulated around the rest of laptop case to dissipate heat. Restart through a prompt.

It is a very powerful tool that would likely put me and others in my industry out of business if more people knew of it. Flag Permalink This was helpful (0) Collapse - I am having this same issue with my Gateway sx2800 by rhope22 / May 13, 2011 9:30 PM PDT In reply to: No Please try again now or at a later time. I did have 2 - 512 ram chips.

Thank you for helping us maintain CNET's great community. Many laptops will actually do this, it's to prevent your system from overheating and destroying the internal components. is it my power supply,or something else? If a fan is off kilter, seek in-person professional help (NOTE: You may have to replace the fan).

How the overheating effects the motherboard I am not sure, but I performed the following test to determine that overheating is causing the system to turn off. Also tried putting a small table fan blowing directly on it. It's not shutting down. Software ▼ Security and Virus Office Software PC Gaming See More...

I even scanned it, and there was no virus. Computing.Net and Purch hereby disclaim all responsibility and liability for the content of Computing.Net and its accuracy.