Desktop computer shuts down after 15 minutes work

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My desktop PC which is 4 years old shows no problems in the operating system (at least there's no such notification) but it shuts down immediately after a 15 mins work on Windows xp operating system and when I want to start it again I have to remove the power cable and put in again otherwise it gives no reaction the shut down or start button. The problem only occurs when I start windows operating system, it means that if I turn my pc on and not load the XP but keep it on BIOS mode it never shuts down.

What is the problem?? Is it the RAM memory, the Graphic card, the Power Supply Unit (PSU) or what??

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Desktop computer shuts down after 15 minutes work

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It could either be the Power Supply or the Processor, it is functioning well for the first 15 minutes so it means that the RAM and Video card is not involve. Try first to replace the Power Supply because it is more easy to remove in the CPU. If you have a spare one, test it and see if it still shuts down, else you have a problem with your processor and needs to replace. You say it is 4 years old so there is a possibility that it is the one that causes the problem.

But do not limit your self and try testing the others. Hope this solves your problem.

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Desktop computer shuts down after 15 minutes work

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It’s a problem of processor. There’s a questions to be asked. Does the system turn itself off after 15 minutes logging on to windows even if you don’t do anything? I mean not opening any application or game or anything that needs processing. If it still turns itself off then it’s the processor overheating problem. You have to check your processors cooling fan if it’s functioning correctly or not. Well if it doesn’t turn off in that period (while not doing anything), then it’s surely your processors problem. Replace it.
By the way, your system is 4 years old it’s time to upgrade it a bit either way. Thanks.

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