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I recently upgraded hardware, new motherboard, CPU, graphics card and 4GB RAM. I have a 480W 'Colorsit' PSU (It says Colorsit on the side of it)

I was thinking lack of power, but then I noticed today I've played GTA4 pretty much ALL day, from 9-about 2 hours ago. The PC was fine, running at high settings all fine.

Now I just install COD5 and play it and bang, pc turns off, it doesn't say Windows is shutting down it just goes off suddenly, no warning, no lag spikes etc. I have noticed that it always seems to go off after tea time around 5PM (maybe coincidental, but i don't know) i have no parental filters or anything.

could it be a dodgy socket, the PSU or the actual house power?

Notes;

1. PC not overheating.
2. Drivers are up to date.
3. New hardware 3 days ago.
4. Recently formatter
5. I have XP home 32bit.

Edited by Relemar, 25 December 2008 - 12:09 PM.

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1. Right-click My Computer, and then click Properties.

2. Click the Advanced tab (Vista: click Advanced system settings).

3. Under Startup and Recovery, click Settings to open the Startup and Recovery dialog box.

4. Clear the Automatically restart check box, and click OK the necessary number of times.

5. Restart your computer for the settings to take effect.

If you're lucky, you may see some error.

Also....

Download, and install WhoCrashed: http://www.resplende...rashedSetup.exe
Open it, click Analyze button.
The program will create report
Copy, and paste it into your next reply.
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When I BSOD I'll post it here, thanks mate.
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No problem :)
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I think Ive fixed the BSODs with a Repair install of XP, but now my PC still turns off on itself. Im playing a game, tehn next minute BAM, it goes off.
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1. Download, and install SpeedFan: http://www.almico.com/sfdownload.php
Post your computer temperatures:

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Provide processor info (hold Windows key, and hit Pause/Break key to find out).

2. Download, and install WhoCrashed: http://www.resplende...rashedSetup.exe
Open it, click Analyze button.
The program will create report
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It is BSODing but WhoCrashed aint finding them (and the option is set to record them in a DUMP file) , my CPU is a Quad Core Q6600 2.4 GHz.

temps (idle);

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Try to play a game, and watch SpeedFan's temps.
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The CPU cores rise to about 57C (remember its a Quad Core and it's powerful and they run pretty hot) GPU rises to about 58c.
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Yeah, that shouldn't cause any shutdown.
Well, I'd go for memtest, and HD diagnostic.
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It's brand new RAM and it didn't do this before I upgraded..
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What about hard drive, then?
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Don't think it's the Hard drive tbh, only got that last year too.
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Don't think it's the Hard drive tbh, only got that last year too.


On my brand new Vista computer hard drive went south after 6 weeks...you never know.
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I know but it's not, my HDD runs perfectly. Im gonna get a new PSU see if that fixes it.
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