CompTIA A+ 220-901 – Q500

A user reports that a computer keeps shutting itself down. After troubleshooting, the technician determines the shutdowns occur whenever the computer is stressed, such as when the user is compiling a program in Visual Studio. Which of the following is MOST likely the issue?

A. The Visual Studio program is corrupted and needs to be reinstalled.
B. The OS has not been updated recently and requires a reboot.
C. The video card needs to be upgraded to run graphics-intensive applications.
D. The CPU is overheating because of excessive dust buildup in the heat sink and the fan.

Correct Answer: D