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Computer shutting down

Computer shutting down

Contributor sanh
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-31-2008
Message 1 of 3

I just installed a router to my desktop for wireless laptop connection. Now everytime I use the desktop it shuts down after about a half hour or so. When I turn it back on  says: " Alert!  shutdown was due to thermal event! Has anyone ever heard of this? What is it and how do I make it stop?


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Platinum Contributor III
Posts: 5,175
Registered: ‎08-05-2008
Message 2 of 3

Two guesses:


1) One of the fans in your desktop has stopped working - processor, power supply, or case. I would open the case, power it on, and see if all of the fans are running, and if not get the one that isn't replaced.


2) You have somehow acquired a virus that is playing games with you. I haven't heard of one like this, but that doesn't mean there isn't one.


I really doubt that adding a router to your setup would cause this, unless you have the router directly underneath the desktop. Heat rises, and I presume you have the Actiontec and it does generate a lot of heat.

Contributor Charlesaw1
Posts: 1
Registered: ‎08-31-2008
Message 3 of 3
May I suggest that you move your laptop some distance from your router or vice versa and be sure that your laptop has sufficient "breathing room".
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