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GimpJuice

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I built my own computer about 4 months ago and recently the computer has been shutting off randomly.

It also shuts off whenever I try to run a graphics intensive game. The game will sometimes render, but then 10-30 seconds in the computer will just shut down without warning.

I'm not sure what info I need to post.


Edit: these are the parts I am using:
mobo:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16813128375
card:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16814161268
HD:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16822136317
drive:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16827136152
processor:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16819115202
PSU:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16817139005
RAM:
http://www.newegg.co...N82E16820231189

Edit: also, overheating is not an issue, the air coming out of the computer is barely warm.

Edited by GimpJuice, 04 October 2009 - 09:13 AM.

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makai

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Edit: also, overheating is not an issue, the air coming out of the computer is barely warm.

Air out of the back of the computer is not an indication of how hot the computer components are getting.

What you're describing (shutdowns) is typically caused by either Power Supply voltages/regulation, motherboard power regulation, or overheating. Download Coretemp to monitor your CPU temps, and Speedfan to look at other things.
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Core temp has everything at about 48 Degrees C, and load at about 1%

What info do you need from speedfan?
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Core temp has everything at about 48 Degrees C, and load at about 1%

What info do you need from speedfan?

Is 48 degrees the no load temperature... seems warm for idle. Try running something that will stress the CPU... like Orthos. WARNING... Orthos will run you CPU at 100%, so if it's a CPU overheating problem, your computer may crash. Monitor the temps using Coretemp as you run Orthos. If the temp starts to runaway (gets above 70 degrees and still climbing), then I would think the thermal grease is not applied correctly or the cooling fan is not doing it's job.

As for speedfan... post a screen shot of the temps.

Also, your motherboard should have an application that will monitor temps and voltages (if you installed it, that is). You might try looking to see if anything is abnormal.
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[quote name='GimpJuice' date='Oct 4 2009, 08:48 AM' post='1654183']
I built my own computer about 4 months ago and recently the computer has been shutting off randomly.

It also shuts off whenever I try to run a graphics intensive game. The game will sometimes render, but then 10-30 seconds in the computer will just shut down without warning.

I'm not sure what info I need to post.


It sounds like a temp problem somewhere. Game intensive software is the clue. Could be an over heated CPU. or the temp inside the case is to high. You did something I think that is causing the problem. I would take it to a good tech as it does not sound like a serious problem and should not cost you that much.

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