Laptop switches off randomly

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    Recently my computer has been turning itself off randomly. Initially it would take just over an hour of use but now it rarely lasts 20 minutes. If I power it back on again it switches off even quicker, sometimes not even waiting till Windows has loaded.



    Hi Paul,

    This sounds like your computer is overheating possibly due to a build up of dust or the thermal paste between the CPU and heat sink has dried out.

    To check the temperature download Speccy from and see what temperature the computer is running at.

    Intel processors generally cut out once they hit 100degrees, AMD a little higher.

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