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Desktop powers off few minutes after start

I have an old desktop with AMD-Athlon X2 processor and ASUS M2NPV VM motherboard.Since yesterday afternoon when I switch it on , it boots properly and works fine for few minutes and then powers off. A week back I added 1 GB RAM (total 2 GB RAM now)and cleaned up thermal paste and applied once again. It was working fine till yesterday . Also when I enter BIOS setting on start up , it doesn't power off. What could be the issue ?
 

sling-shot

Wise Old Owl
I would also go with CPU overheating as OP has written about reapplying thermal paste. Probably not properly set.

Does CPU-Z give temperature readings? SpeedFan is a good option. (Assuming Windows as the operating system here)
 

vito scalleta

In the zone
I would also go with CPU overheating as OP has written about reapplying thermal paste. Probably not properly set.

Does CPU-Z give temperature readings? SpeedFan is a good option. (Assuming Windows as the operating system here)

i personally dont trust speed fan .
HWinfo has proven reliable for me.
 
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topgear

Super Moderator
Staff member
@ OP - Do these :

1. Stay in the bios setup screen for around 15 mins - Result ?
2. Boot your pc with a live linux distro - Result ?
3. Run memtest86+ - Result ?
4. Check temperature and voltage levels from bios. It could be under pc health / system monitor menu.
 
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livinggourmand

Broken In
Sorry for replying late.Issue is resolved :lol: .The AM2 Socket retainer bracket ,on which the processor cooler is sits, was broken.Due to this the fitting was not tight enough. As a workaround I have put a metal hook and installed the cooler.Its working fine. IMG_1.jpgIMG_2.jpg
 

BryanM35

Broken In
My computer is doing something similar. But in my case it stays on for up to 5 minutes before suddenly powering off without warning.
 
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