01-Kvar-[Total Computer Shutdown] -25th Nov 2006
Hello Kvar & welcome to Geeks to go
I need some clarification/expansion on a few statements -
Now I seem to be having issues while playing games. What I mean is I would start playing a game and after a bit which is totally random my entire compute would just shutdown. No error messages, no BSoD errors, and not to be confused with rebooting, but a complete shutdown as if someone yanked the power cord out of the wall kind.
System shuts completely OFF
Fans Power Supply Standby Power LED Off - ??
It dose not instantly, reboot?? You need to press Start Button Does it boot up ok right away??
Or do you have to wait sometime for power to reset??
You do not have PC Restart
Option checked so that PC will automatically restart??
You do not get the message Windows was not shut down Properly . . .
etc ??? and that a Check Disc Scan was not performed ??
Anyways I just wanted to set the stage so you get an idea of whats happening here. I thought about maybe it being the PSU but then said well if its the PSU why will it run for weeks and maybe months if I let it without a hitch.
How old is this Upgrade
Is this a Desktop or Tower PC Need Model Number & Manufacturer of PC Case Power Supply & Video Card -
Since the initial upgrade which appears to consist of
The motherboard, processor, and ram odered was pre-tested, and pre-installed prior to shipment.
What else was added & when did this problem begin [with time frame of additions]??
Was Video Card updated?? -
Does the PC ever freezes where display & Mouse locks up where you have to reboot to continue??
I recently d/l Everest Ultimate Edition to see if something would shed some light on the issue, but literally after running it my computer pulls that notorious shutdown thing again
I am interested if you can run the
CPU Sensor Report
& attach it to your reply post so I can view it Have the PC run for a few hours & then obtain the report Report-1: [Kvar-SENSOR-1]
See Instructions below -
My 1st thoughts on possible solutions
Although 450 Watt supply should be large enough but depends on Quality
And/or my thoughts are that the Video Card may be borderline on Amperage draw on Power Supply causing power shutdown when Video Card is being used for heavy tasking -
Also Video Card may require separate Power Connector, which may not be connected properly
Might be House Wiring What all is on the Circuit that PC is Connected to Ideally the PC should be on its own Circuit -
You may think about the need to utilize an UPS Power Protection You need an Unit that will Regulate the House Voltage -
Power Supply may be overheating You may want to check for proper fan rotation/operation
After clearing up some of my questions I may have more definite solution -
____________________________________________________________________Creating EVEREST Report & Attachment Instructions
Obtain [REPORTS] Need to [Create] & [Save] Separate [Reports] as HTML Documents by using [Quick Report Summary] Mode Save these in a Folder that you can find - & Attach to your next Post
Do not use Text Format Nor do you want to embed these [Reports] in your Post Only use [Attachment] Mode These [Reports] are Too Long to place in Post The Forum will truncate the [Reports] + The Report will be >20 pages
Complete the Following 2 Procedures [How to Make Everest HTML Reports] & [How to Attach Files to your Post]
_______________________________________________________________________1- [How to Make Everest HTML Reports]
1 Expand [COMPUTER] Folder
2 Click on [SENSOR] Folder to Highlight
3 On Main Menu Click on [REPORT] >On Pop Up/Down menu Highlight [Quick Report-SENSOR] >Click on [HTML]
4 Save to File as [Kvar-Sensor-1] & attach to POST
_______________________________________________________________________2[How to Add Attachment to Post]-
1- Click On [Add a Reply]
2- Scroll down to bottom of [Reply Window] to [File Attachments]
3- Click [Browse] and then locate the [Everest Report Files] That you saved on your PC
4- Click on file - it should now appear in [File Attachment] Window
5- Click on [Add Attachment] Button
6-Wait until it is added
7- Click [Add to Post] Button
8- Repeat Steps [3 thru 7] If you have other attachments to attach to Post Otherwise skip & Go to step 9
9- Click [Add Reply] Button to send
Edited by Jack123, 27 November 2006 - 05:06 AM.