Having problems with your Gateway LX6810-01 PC Desktop ?

After about minutes of running the computer just

\015 After about 5 minutes of running the computer just shuts off, appears to lose power. what would cause this?\015

Answers :

This sounds like an overheating problem.

First thing i would check would be the CPU fan. you will have to remove the side access panel on the case to check this.\012
If the CPU cooling fan is covered in dust, and the spaces between the cooling fins on the heatsink (right underneath the CPU fan) are clogged with dust. it would cause this problem.
there is also a fan at the back of the computer inside the power supply that can get clogged with dust, and may possibly overheating and shutting off. if you look in the back of your computer and find where the power cord plugs in, the power supply cooling fan is right around there as well.

If there is a good buildup of dust, it would be best to have your computer professionally cleaned. Using a vaccum cleaner is not a good idea unless you are familiar with procedures of working with static sensitive components.

hope this helps
This computer is notorious for shutting off, i would highly suggest installing another fan, or have someone take a look at it.
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