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PC won't work in normal mode


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I'm having problems with my pc when I run it on normal mode it runs fine but in a few mins it will shut off. Then I will turn it on and run it in safe mode with network it runs fine I'm not sure why is it doing this someone was telling me it was a power supply issue because I have 300W. Could that cause my pc to shut off randomly like it does in normal mode?

This is the specs to my computer, not sure should I put more money into it or get a new one

Processor: AMD Athlon™ II X4 975 Processor (4 CPUs), ~3.60GHz -- Newly Installed
Operating System: Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit (6.1, Build 7600)
Memory: 6 Gigs RAM
Hard Drive: 1TB
Video Card: NVIDIA GeForce GTX 460 -- Newly Installed
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Hi TonyCO ... :wave: ..:welcome:

is this a new build
did you install all the drivers for anything Newly Installed
look in the device manager for any yellow ! or ? marks
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Yes everything is installed its been working but sometimes when I game it shuts off,on me and it's constant as soon as I turn my pc on... Everything loads then shut off on me
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please answer these separately...
is this a new build ...if so how long ago and did it ever work correctly

did you install all the drivers for anything Newly Installed

look in the device manager for any yellow ! or ? marks

please answer any questions that I ask...if you don't you will post what you think I should know and then I will re ask the same questions again making this take waaaay longer than it should
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The cpu chip was a few months old build. The graphics card was last year installed.

I haven't done any upgrades yet

There no colors or unknown driver
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after you built it... did the computer ever work correctly
if you built it did you use thermal paste between the heatsink and processor
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No I didnt put thermal paste on the cpu would that be causing this problem instead of a power supply?

Because it runs fine in safe mode just not in normal mode.
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No I didnt put thermal paste on the cpu would that be causing this problem instead of a
power supply?

yep...video guide here...
don't let some shop try to sell you the most expensive TIM
after extensive testing there was only a couple degrees difference between the wost and best performers..
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Someone recommended I use http://www.newegg.co...N82E16835100007 not sure whats the best Thermal Paste to use.
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Arctic Silver will be fine...be sure to watch the video first
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Arctic Silver will be fine...be sure to watch the video first



Ok, I have watched it and thanks for your help I still need to get a power supply probably next week
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I still need to get a power supply probably next week

you may not even need it
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I still need to get a power supply probably next week

you may not even need it


On my graphic card box it says I need 450 or higher and I might be upgrading the graphic card too soon might as well get the power supply and get it out the way. But I wonder whats the highest my pc can handle graphic card wise.
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But I wonder whats the highest my pc can handle graphic card wise.

whatever your wallet can stand...of course you WILL have to go with a bigger power supply...each card has its own specs on the wattage requirements and just to be safe add another 100 watts to that figure for a little headroom...the power supply must be 80 PLUS bronze certified or better
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Ok so it doesn't matter about the motherboard if it can handle the high graphics or cpu?
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