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Hey, so i've been having these problems for a few months now, but it seems to be getting worse.

1. My computer randomly turns off. However, its more than that. It ONLY does that when its doing non-intensive stuff, like Skype calls, internet browsing, etc. It NEVER turns off when im using gaming stuff / animation software / etc. There are no errors, no crash reports. It just shuts off like a power outage of some sort. However other things on the same power bar (small stuff - land line phone, cell phone charger), stay on.

2. My boot order gets changed randomly. Ill get home, turn on my computer, and only get a blinking line. Go into bios, and find that my SSD raid and HDD raid have been switched in boot priority. Note that the SSD raid is the one with the OS.

3. My SSD raid 0 "FAILS" randomly, and for a few minutes. Ill boot sometimes, get a blinking line, and wait. Then it'll say that "SSDRAID" has "failed" and isnt bootable. Go into the Intel manager thing (bios level) and it'll say that everything is fine.


I THINK these are probably related, but im note sure how I would even test this. There is also a 4th problem, but its more of an annoyance than a problem.

4. My computer "boots" twice. I hit on, the fans spin for 3 seconds. Then it turns off. THEN it turns on again and boots like it should. Doesnt do this when I restart, only when I hit the power button to turn it on.
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Definitely PSU problem. I know how much of an arse pain it is to borrow a new PSU or RMA your current one, so you can try clearing CMOS and see if that affects anything. If not you probably have a lemon PSU.
Edited by kiwiasian - 10/14/11 at 7:44pm
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Problem 4 is common, both of my two old computers do it, and my current one does it sometimes.

1 - 3 are DEFINITLYE PSU related. Borrow one, or buy a cheap one then return it after you are done
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Originally Posted by doomlord52 View Post
1. My computer randomly turns off. However, its more than that. It ONLY does that when its doing non-intensive stuff, like Skype calls, internet browsing, etc. It NEVER turns off when im using gaming stuff / animation software / etc. There are no errors, no crash reports. It just shuts off like a power outage of some sort. However other things on the same power bar (small stuff - land line phone, cell phone charger), stay on.
Driver version?

It does sound like a strange form of PSU issue.
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MY rig does that too(4th problem) From cold start it will turn on, spin all the fans and lights then 2 sec after will shutdown and boot like normal. Its really weird.
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post #6 of 16
There isn't anything in the Event viewer to provide any information at all?

If it was just a power loss thing, even that would be logged.

There has to be something in there that we can use to determine the fault.
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post #7 of 16
ive seen this before only cutting out when using really non intensive software , ude think it would be the opposite but ide get that psu checked .
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http://www.overclock.net/intel-cpus/...king-tips.html

Scroll down to the part about random bsod's. Might be some helpful stuff in there.
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Ok, ill see about that. Is there a way to test it, or no?

Also what would be a good replacement? I figured my Corsair HX1200 would be good, as my HX100 in my other rig has been fine for 3 years.
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In response to problem #1

I had an issue similar to this about 9 months ago. The fix that eventually ended up working for me was disabling auto reboot on system failure. Turned out my system would auto reboot anytime my flash would encounter an error... was really annoying.

Anyways, for Windows 7 right click your My Computer ----> Properties ---> Advanced System Settings ----> Advanced Tab ----> Start Up and Recovery ----> Uncheck the box under System Failure that says automatically restart. Good luck!
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