Multiple problems from computer Hardware Problems?
Posted 19 May 2012 - 10:50 PM
Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:04 AM
Please provide information about your computer, this includes is it a notebook or desktop, is it a custom build or brand name such as Dell or HP, if it is provide the model name or series number (not serial) providing these details will enable others to better assist you.
Possible causes may include a bad power supply, heat, bad hard drive or corrupt data on the drive, let us know the requested details so we can make the appropriate suggestions.
Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:20 PM
Intel Core 2 Quad Processor (2.5 GHz)
64 bit operating system.
Heat isn't the problem as I've checked already. It's running at the mid to low 50's Celsius.
The first problem with power appears to be in chech for. I left it overnight and hasn't resurfaced yet. Still not Internet connect though.
Any other information please let me know.
Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:33 PM
Couple of tests for you to run so that your temps and voltages can be checked, can you watch a video or play a game before doing the tests and then post a screenshot of each, there is a chance that the stock 300W PSU is the culprit.
Download Speedfan and install it. Once it's installed, run the program and post here the information it shows. The information I want you to post is the stuff that is circled in the example picture I have attached.
If you are running on a vista machine, please go to where you installed the program and run the program as administrator.
(this is a screenshot from a vista machine)
To capture and post a screenshot;
Click on the ALT key + PRT SCR key..its on the top row..right hand side..now click on start...all programs...accessories...paint....left click in the white area ...press CTRL + V...click on file...click on save...save it to your desktop...name it something related to the screen your capturing... BE SURE TO SAVE IT AS A .JPG ...otherwise it may be to big to upload... then after typing in any response you have... click on browse...desktop...find the screenshot..select it and click on the upload button...then on the lower left...after it says upload successful...click on add reply like you normally would.
Posted 20 May 2012 - 12:54 PM
New development. When I attempted to play my game (Saints Row The Third). After about 5 mins attempting to make a character. Computer shut down again. Booted computer back up to the desktop. Crashed again. Give me half an hour and I'll be able to get you the information I listed above.
Posted 20 May 2012 - 01:08 PM
Gpu temp went over 60 but stayed in the mid to low 60's.
CPU usage did what I would expect. It skyrocketed but never went over 55% in total. Fan on the Gould never turned on. Core temp is evidently unavailable. Apparently it "is not running". Gpu usage sits around 40%. Anything else I couldn't tell you.
Posted 20 May 2012 - 01:09 PM
Posted 20 May 2012 - 01:14 PM
If you are checking the BIOS get the voltage readings as well as the temps please.
At present swapping in a known good PSU is your best option, if you can`t do that then getting your PSU tested is the next option.
Have you checked the inside of the case for heat trapping dust, loose connections and to check that your cooling fans are working ok.
Posted 20 May 2012 - 01:23 PM
Posted 20 May 2012 - 01:36 PM
As you are not experienced with working inside a computer it would be safer if you had someone else check it out.
BIOS is what controls your computer settings and PSU is your power supply unit.
A tutorial showing how to swap a PSU http://www.hardwares...com/article/362
Posted 20 May 2012 - 01:43 PM
Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:04 PM
Unless your motherboard has been damaged in some way I cannot suggest why your Ethernet is not working.
Does your friend have Wi-Fi access?
Do you have a wireless dongle with what you are using now?
Some BIOS info http://www.hiren.inf...bios-boot-cdrom
Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:23 PM
Posted 20 May 2012 - 02:37 PM