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Potential Power/Booting Issue


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Rhaom

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I was having a strange issue with my computer and was considering upgrading anyway, so I upgraded some components my motherboard and cpu.

I am running the following components:

CPU: AMD FX 8320 Eight-Core Processor
MOTHERBOARD: Gigabyte GA-990FXA-UD3
GPU: Nvidia GeForce 550 Ti
RAM: 12GB
PSU: XFX 550w PSU (can get exact model number if required)

So... I never turn my computer off as I have servers and such running from it but sometimes when I wake up on a morning I will find that after several days of my computer running with no problems at all. I wake up to find it has turn itself off, so I hit the power button to turn it on and I get nothing... However, if i then turn the power off at the socket for 10 seconds and then turn it back on and try to turn my computer on again it boots without any problems and once its on there are no issues and everything runs smoothly.

At first I thought there might be an issue with my PSU but then I figured it wouldnt run ok once booted if there was a lack of power. I realised the other week that my GFX Card was running at 70C so I bought a new cooler for it and its now down to 40C so no issues there.

I am a bit stumped as to what the issue could be here aside from maybe just a bad install of windows 7...

Can provide any logs required upon request :)
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I am running 2 monitors and on a 2nd note, I have just experienced the following for the second time.

I turned my monitors off and walked away from my computer with nothing running, when i returned to my computer to use it again, it was still running but the 2nd monitor was not being detected and the primary monitor had reset itself back down to 800x600 resolution.

This would suggest a graphics card problem to me (what with it running at 70C before, maybe its become damaged) but I am by no means an expert.

I had to reboot the system in order for it to fix.
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