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post #1 of 7
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I was folding for the Chimp challenge during the last week of school. Today I moved out of my dorm and I noticed that when I woke up my computer was turning on and off after ~3 seconds repeatedly. I just started moving things into my house and was wondering if anyone else experienced this after folding for a while.

I was running GPU2 on my 4850X2, temps never really got too hot. Last I checked they were below 70C by 2-3 degrees.

I plan on taking a look at it tomorrow if I can get to it its in a box somewhere....but any ideas that could speed the diagnosis would be great.
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So you moved and now your computer is doing this, or it was doing it before you disconnected it in your dorm?

If its the former, than I would suspect that something got knocked loose or slipped out of place while moving it. Just open it up and make sure all of your connections are tight.
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It was doing it *before* I moved, I hadn't really touched it all week. I just found it and took out the GPU, disconnected all case fans, HDD's and extras so its just the CPU/heatsink/fan +memory and the front panel jumpers and it is still doing it.
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Never had a problem like that before. Double check all cables, maybe one is lose and fan vibration is causing it?

Otherwise if you have a second psu, try that to double check.

Folding doesn't kill hardware. If a problem occurred when folding, that problem was going to happen anyways.
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Never had a problem like that before. Double check all cables, maybe one is lose and fan vibration is causing it?

Otherwise if you have a second psu, try that to double check.

Folding doesn't kill hardware. If a problem occurred when folding, that problem was going to happen anyways.
If this doesn't work, I would take it out and run case less to eliminate all variables.
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Its the motherboard Took out the whole thing set it on some cardboard and swapped PSU's and chips.. and it still restarts. Although it seemed to be staying on a bit longer, but still shorting out.
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Did you try resetting the CMOS or taking the battery out for a bit and sticking it back in?
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