Gateway LX6810-01 Desktop keeps Shutting Down after 20-30 minutes

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    I just inherited this desktop (Gateway LX6810-01) with Windows Vista Home Professional and it keeps shutting down by itself.

    It happens faster when I'm watching a video on youtube or hulu or when I've tried upgrading to Windows 7.

    I opened up the desktop two days ago (I took the power cord off, placed newpaper under the desktop and touched the metal) to dust it out.

    Can anyone help me, please?

    Thank you
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    Re: Gateway LX6810-01 Desktop keeps Shutting Down after 20-30 min

    Welcome to the forum. With what little info you give it suggests its getting to hot so you need to remove any dust and give it a good clean
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    Re: Gateway LX6810-01 Desktop keeps Shutting Down after 20-30 min

    I had a Gateway that was having similar problems; it would overheat to the point where it would just shut down the computer completely, no powering down, just termination. For some reason the model kept a stable temperature very close to the temperature that would cause the system to shut down.

    If you can get some Arctic Silver and apply it, that should fix your problem, and at the very least it will help with any potential heating problems.
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    Re: Gateway LX6810-01 Desktop keeps Shutting Down after 20-30 min


    Thank you for your help. I'm not sure how to check what the problems can be. I turned on my computer and it stays one while I am doing other things (i.e. surfing the web, using MS word, etc), but it turns off only when go onto hulu.com, use the dvd player, or try to upgrade th OS to windows 7. Otherwise, it will stay on all day and night without a problem.
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    Hello, thank you for helping me further on this. My computer beeps once when I press the power button...

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