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From: Gayle on 08/02/2008
So, I decided to reformat my hard drives to have a lot more space and ram so I can edit my videos. I replaced it with a 250 GB Hard Drive and
at first during reformatting it would shut itself down. I decided to pull out two memory sticks (I have four that total up to 1GB of Ram) and I changed the power supply. Thankfully the reformat worked. Now, the problem is after a couple hours or so my computer shuts itself down.
There was a thermal error apparently, and I type F1 and it's finee. However after a while it does it again and when I type F1 again it quickly shuts off so I can't even get to my desktop.I don't know what to do now, I really don't want to buy a new computer and I googled this problem and A LOT of Dell computers experience this. Also, I've always gotten a fan failure error for the past 2 years of having this computer that's because dell uses special fans apparently? and we use a different one and that's why I get that error (or at least that's what my dad suggests).

Please help! I'm in desperate need hopefully that was enough information.

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Tech specs:

Field  Value
Computer Type  ACPI Uniprocessor PC
Operating System  Microsoft Windows XP Professional
OS Service Pack  [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Internet Explorer  6.0.2800.1106 (IE 6.0 SP1)
DirectX (DirectX 8.1)
Computer Name  DELL-P4
User Name  Gayle Ye
Logon Domain  [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Date / Time  2008-08-02 / 12:10
CPU Type  Intel Pentium 4, 3000 MHz
Motherboard Name  Dell Dimension 4600
Motherboard Chipset  Intel Springdale i848P/i865
System Memory  [ TRIAL VERSION ]
BIOS Type  Unknown
Communication Port  Communications Port (COM1)
Communication Port  ECP Printer Port (LPT1)
Audio Adapter  SoundMAX Digital Audio
IDE Controller  Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
IDE Controller  Intel(R) 82801EB Ultra ATA Storage Controllers
Floppy Drive  Floppy disk drive
Disk Drive  HDS722525VLSA80 (232 GB, IDE)
Disk Drive  IC35L120AVVA07-0 (115 GB, IDE)
Optical Drive  HL-DT-ST CD-RW GCE-8525B
Optical Drive  MT1316B BDV212B
SMART Hard Disks Status  OK
F: (NTFS)  117796 MB (110412 MB free)
Total Size  [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Keyboard  HID Keyboard Device
Mouse  HID-compliant mouse
Primary IP Address  [ TRIAL VERSION ]
Primary MAC Address  00-07-E9-64-46-DD
Network Adapter  Intel(R) PRO/100 VE Network Connection (192. [ TRIAL VERSION ])
USB Device  Dual Mode USB Camera Plus
USB Device  USB Composite Device
USB Device  USB Human Interface Device
USB Device  USB Human Interface Device
USB Device  USB Human Interface Device
DMI BIOS Vendor  
DMI BIOS Version  
DMI System Manufacturer  Dell Computer Corporation
DMI System Product  Dimension 4600
DMI System Version  
DMI System Serial Number  [ TRIAL VERSION ]
DMI Motherboard Manufacturer  Dell Comp


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