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Dell Inspiron Sporatic Shutdown

By Casemaker ·
I have a Dell Inspiron 8100 from 2001, PIIIm 1129GHZ and XP that keeps on shutting down at various intervals. It came in with a noisy heat sink cooling fan and I replaced it. The noise stopped, but it still shuts down. It shuts down in normal mode, safe mode and diagnostic mode (clean boot). The span can be instant or overnight. I have the machine set to clean boot and that is when it ran the overnight at first. When I clicked start/run to change to normal mode after it ran all night it shut down. I don?t have pc 133 sodimm to swap. I changed the RAM locations and tried 1 at a time, still shut down. I removed HDD same results. I am assuming that while the fan was dying it caused failure in the CPU or MB. The thermal is on the heat sink. The computer will now run for a while but as soon as I start to click around it shuts down. It ran overnight yesterday and as soon as I started clicking it shut down. I am unable to run Memory Test because it shuts down. At one point I was able to see an error that said something related to ISASS.exe right before it shut down What do other people do to test CPU or MB?
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