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Potatodudedraws
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PC goes blank, and fans start spinning really fast, then it shuts down.

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HP Compaq elite 8300 MT
Microsoft Windows 7 (64-bit)

So! I've literally wiped the computer of everything on it a couple o' days ago, but it still crashes, I've asked on Reddit, but didn't get a good answer, what is my problem? And how do I fix this gosh darn issue?! It doesn't happen in a particular situation, it happens when I'm just watching YouTube, I have 8gb of ram, so it's not about overwhelming the system, what do I do?!

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DGroves
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i have a Elite 8300 SFF, and ram is one big issue with these systems, is the ram installed HP labeled? you must use HP certified ram for this model, check the micron website for compatible ram

 

i would also recommend upgrading from win 7 to win 10 by downloading the MS win 10 (select usb based installer) onto a 16gb usb key then reboot win 7 log on  and insert the created win 10 key, now from win 7 Os open the win 10 usb key and look for Setup or Install and run it

 

the win 10 install will check the existing win 7 OS  serial and create a new win 10 serial during the upgrade that's tied to the that T520 motherboard

 

windows 10 will detect all of the 8300 hardware, no other drivers are required except if using a pci-e based video card you should visit the card makers site for latest drivers same for printers

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