Is this going to cause trouble for me in the future? How would I go about figuring out what was up?
Also, I'm using a CORSAIR 650 Watt PSU and there are a number of thick wires I'm not using. Is it okay to leave them stuffed in the case like some kind of jungle vines? My RAM has plastic heat controllers on them, but they are still touching the RAM, and parts of the motherboard. As far as I can see, there are no metal pieces touching, though.
While trying to test out games on it, the computer did shut off unexpectedly. This is a major concern, of course. After running speed fan, I found out the Processor is running hot due to Intel including a cheap fan & heatsink with the Core 2 Duo E8400....I also think the video card or the HD is also running hot, but I can't work the darn program to find out just yet. If anybody has any suggestions as to why the computer is randomly shutting down, I would appreciate it greatly. I have yet to check the voltage from the PSU, but I am also going to figure that out after I learn how to operate SpeedFan.
Edited by VicktheTrader, 24 January 2009 - 06:19 PM.