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Compaq presario desktop, about 6 years old. shuts off dead when viewing video. starts up easily afterward.


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You might try cleaning your heatsink and applying new thermal paste between CPU and heatsink.

!!!!!!! Never Ever turn the power on with the Heat sink removed !!!!!
Always discharge the static-electricity from your body befor touching anything sensitive within your computer case.

While you have your heat sink removed, you may want to polish the underside with 600+ grit emory/ sand paper to get a cleaner surface that will better conduct the heat away from the chip.

Radio shack should sell the thermal paste or any computer store. If you can get the copper or metalic paste it works better than the white silicon based stuff.. but either should work to get you going

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