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Alpha i3 keeps shutting down

  • Hi, new here and wondered if anyone could help. 

I have an i3 alpha, and first time being switched on for about 30 minutes it shut down and wouldn't switch back on until I power drained. 

 

Has anybody else had this problem and solved why?

 

Many thanks. 

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5 Tungsten

Re: Alpha i3 keeps shutting down

RTC coin cell good?  this is old  PC right?   Alpha i3

gen 4 haswell CPU?

you mean this?

6 years old, RTC coin cell should be ok, but after 5years I never fail to test them no me, life too short, all that..

Alienware Alpha - compact desktop - Core i3 4130T 2.9 GHz - 4 GB - 500 GB Specs

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M?

overheating test for that,  using any app that can, HWinfo32.exe? free and safe, and all that?

 

TOP ONES ARE

OVERHEATING

OR PSU OVERLOAD,

BOTH CAUSE SHUT DOWN..

nobody
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5 Tungsten

Re: Alpha i3 keeps shutting down, DEADPOOL aNSWERS

sure any owner of any PC , this old or older all have problems ALL do,  PCs fail all do, every one does.

and with same symptoms too.

like

dead PC

dead OS or infected OS

dead HDd

overheating, never cleaned out all that lint inside, wow sure.. it can overeheat easy.

BIOS dead, video gOes dead...and  huge list of other things dead. SCREENS BAD , OR UGLY...

turns self off (overheated sure will)

omg even turns self back on, you not touching ..

nobody
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8 Xenon

Re: Alpha i3 keeps shutting down

bad cmos battery H3GDV ,  weak or failing power brick  I recommend the 330w unit fr the X51.

dust bunnies chewing on  heatsink that needs cleaning.

https://www.amazon.com/Replacement-Alienware-M18X-0143-ADP-330AB-DA330PM111/dp/B07Z8S3RJP

 

https://www.amazon.com/Battery-Alienware-Alpha-Machine-Desktop/dp/B07CLC97ZY/

 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l4Ru0EYZpuE


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