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    Question Computer black out..because of overheating?


    Ok, my computer is shutting off after 5 minutes of playing a game (the better the graphics are in the game the shorter i have till it shuts off). My processor temp. is 180 F when playing and my video card doesnt get hot at all, but the weird thing is that when my computer shuts off i have to unplug power cord and put it back in so i can turn it back on... SOMEONE PLEASE HELP ME !!! THX!

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    AMD anthlon 2800+
    120GB Hard Drive
    Geforce FX 5200 128DDR
    512 RAM
    550 Power supply
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    1 question do you have a heatsink on your cpu? Or do you just live in Africa? 180 F is very hot and it looks like your motherboard is powering off to save your cpu from becoming liquid cpu. You might want to try better cooling for that cpu.

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