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Help Please! PC Randomly shuts off

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I recently installed some new hardware ( a professional did it) and my computer randomly shuts down now. The temps seem normal and the computer is plugged into the wall.

I have...

AMD FX 8320

R9 270x GPU


8 gigs ram

1 TB harddrive

750 watt generic PSU


I just installed the cpu, gpu and mobo


Please help, anything helpful feedback is appreciated I'm a bit desperate.

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What new hardware have you installed recently? If this happened just after a hardware upgrade, reasons we need which devices where upgraded.

As we then do not have as much to go on.


 Overheating is definitely one cause to make the PC shut down if temps exceed cutoff level for CPU.

PC needs adequate ventilation, can be due to the area it is in, the ambient room temps, if it is closed in a cabinet, dust on vent and fans and also a bad CPU fan.


How are you able to monitor temps, saying they seem normal. Try HWMonitor, post a screen shot  http://www.cpuid.com.../hwmonitor.html

Check the fan speeds with Speedfan  http://www.almico.co...ad.php speedfan


Check in Event Viewer for Errors marked in red. Not sure operating system look here on how to do it. http://windows.micro...r#1TC=windows-7


Other causes could be bad RAM, bad Power supply, improper voltage. hwmonitor I gave the link to can check voltage on Power Supply.

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