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    SN45G power issues?

    Hi all,

    Been reading Hexus for a while and decided to buy a shuttle but have a question....

    Do Shuttles (SN45G in particular) have any power issues?

    I ask as I'm having a bugger of a problem. When I play a game (America Army) after about 2 mins the PC shuts off and I can see a red LED turns on inside the case. It runs fine otherwise though.

    My spec is SN45G, XP2500, 256 PC3200 RAM (ebuyers own make), 40 gig HD, GF4ti4200, DVD ROM.

    I know that alot of people mention memory, but the whole thing is fine under Windows (oh I run 2k SP3 btw).

    The only other thing I can think of is a heat thing. My CPU runs at approx 52 degC (or so my bios tells me) but I know that XP chips and the bios for example should be fine at these temps.

    Any help would be greatly appreciated!

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    I think that red led is indicating overheating. same thing happened to me yesterday when I was setting up my sn45g, and I forgot to plug in the CPU fan :/

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    Yeah, took the cover off and it says CPU overheat. In the bios it has settings for different temps and even mentions 60, yet ny CPU was only around 52. Left the cover off and it was fine. I'll try again!!!

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    It really shouldnt be overheating with those specs I would suspect that cooler isnt seated correctly or that it has too much/too little Thermal Compound

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    Have you got the shim on or off?

    you can get slightly better temps with it off in my experience

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    Yeh i runn a simular spec and i got the warning light after a few mins play i just removed the Ice system and the crappy thermal compound that was on it and replaced it with Artic silver. Chucked the default shuttle shim and replaced it with a none metallic shim than mounted the Ice system very tight and now i run at 50 degree C underload.

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    Ok, I'll remove the shim today and use some Coolermaster thermal paste I've got. I'll post my findings later today.

    Thanks for the replies.

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    Ok then......took shim off and applied Coolermaster thermal paste instead of the Shuttles own thermal goop and all seems fine. Played games for a few hours and no reset issues. Cool!!!

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    Had the same problem with one of my three sn45g shuttles. Replaced the paste with artic silver on all computers. Termperature dropped 5 degrees.

    I also left the fan lead unplugged onto when reassembling a shuttle. It really heated up quickly and the red led went on.

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    Did you take the plastic film off the shim? quite a few people miss it!

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