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So my computer randomly crashes (or restarts) and I can't solve the problem.
It restarted with the 880GM boards, but with the new Asus MOBO its just shutting off (I think this is a board safety feature).

I've tried:
- Brown boxing it (to ensure the case wasn't grounding the mobo out)
- Changing power supply
- Changing mobo 3 TIMES!!!!
- Changing CPU (twice!)
- Changing RAM
- Changing GPU
- Changing HDD

It crashed in the BIOS so it cannot be the hard-drive or the operating system (although I did replace both just to make sure..)
I even took it too a specialist here and they couldn't figure it out (had it with them for a week~).

They tried several power supplies, CPU's, RAMs, mobos, cases etc.
I've changed the power sockets, power cord, power adaptor, hell even tried it at various places (the specialists store, my friends house etc.).

Help please

Specifications:
CPU: 1055T at 2.8Ghz (stock cooling - CPU stays cool, fans not going at like 5400 RPM 24/7)
Motherboard: Asus M5A88-V EVO / Gigabyte 880GM v1 and v3.1
Ram: Kingston 4GB at 1333, Corsair XMS 3 8GB at 1333, Kingston 4GB at 1600
Powersupply: 600w Thermaltake TR2, 700W Coolermaster something, 750W Corsair CMPSU-750TX, 1000W (no clue what it was, specialist tried for me)
Dvd drive: NONE
Hard-drive: Tried a 640GB WD and a 1TB Seagate (both at 5400RPM)
GPU: 9800GTX+ (tried onboard, GTX 460, Ati 4870, GTX 560 etc.... list goes on, and these video cards were pulled from WORKING 24/7 systems, and they still work perfectly)
Edited by Shahzad7 - 10/31/11 at 1:42pm
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post #2 of 21
is it the GPU maybe? the only thing you did not mention.
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post #3 of 21
Sub'd. I have no idea.

Only thing I can think of as mentioned above is remove your GPU and try straight up onboard video.
post #4 of 21
Holy cow! :O

How on earth is this not fixed??? I cannot think of anything that you have not already worked on so I don't know how it could still be broken.

How is the graphics card? Plugged in and working well?
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post #5 of 21
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Originally Posted by E-Peen View Post
Sub'd. I have no idea.

Only thing I can think of as mentioned above is remove your GPU and try straight up onboard video.
Quote:
Originally Posted by DSP1 View Post
is it the GPU maybe? the only thing you did not mention.
Sorry I forgot to mention the GPU, I tried onboard on both 880GM mobos and various GFX cards, it cannot be the GPU (I think).
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post #6 of 21
Quote:
Originally Posted by Shahzad7 View Post
Sorry I forgot to mention the GPU, I tried onboard on both 880GM mobos and various GFX cards, it cannot be the GPU (I think).
I would check all the connections in the computer then. Perhaps one is loose that you may have overlooked? Try building it again from scratch, dont use too much thermal paste either in case you are shorting out the CPU. (dont think that that is the problem considering the fact that it would not happen spontaneously, but be sure to check the socket anyways for overflowed TIM solution, doesnt hurt to be safe)

I know this is not what you want to hear, but I think it might help. Other than that I would say that you have faulty wiring somewhere and that you should replace every single cable in the computer with a new one and try booting. If it doesn't work then switch out the PSU (in case the faulty wire is on the PSU) or if you have a modular PSU then just replace all those wired with new ones.

Make sure that the power cord you are using is the one that came with the PSU.
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post #7 of 21
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Originally Posted by hfcobra View Post
I would check all the connections in the computer then. Perhaps one is loose that you may have overlooked? Try building it again from scratch, dont use too much thermal paste either in case you are shorting out the CPU. (dont think that that is the problem considering the fact that it would not happen spontaneously, but be sure to check the socket anyways for overflowed TIM solution, doesnt hurt to be safe)

I know this is not what you want to hear, but I think it might help. Other than that I would say that you have faulty wiring somewhere and that you should replace every single cable in the computer with a new one and try booting. If it doesn't work then switch out the PSU (in case the faulty wire is on the PSU) or if you have a modular PSU then just replace all those wired with new ones.

Make sure that the power cord you are using is the one that came with the PSU.
I've built it from scratch multiple times.
I've got the specialists to apply the thermal paste and assemble it as well.
Tried it without a case.
Tried 3 sets of wiring.
Tried switching the PSU multiple times.
The power cord shouldn't matter regardless if it came with the PSU or not, but the one I'm using right is the one that came with the PSU.
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post #8 of 21
PWM on your CPU cooler fan gone wonky...

Or

Bad Sata Cable...
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post #9 of 21
Maybe your wall outlet is bad.
post #10 of 21
My computer just randomly shuts off when my CPU reaches 61C or more, but as you said above it stays cool so I am assuming its not that

My suggestion would be try taking your current mobo back and try an MSI board. screw all the other people who say their boards are trash, i have used 3 in my life time and never had any problems.
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