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Ok, so here's the deal. I built my computer about 2 months ago and now it's acting up. It just shuts down when ever i'm doing anything (about 20-30 minutes after i turn it on). So, I called AMD and tried to get my processor replaced because i thought that was the problem and they told me I had voided the TOS b/c i had used the TT BT instead of stock cooling, but they never asked me for any processor related information, so I plan on calling them back and telling that I ran the processor on stock cooling (Well... i did for the first week when i didn't have the BT). I saw the post on the cheap FX-55, and i figured i'd drop $139 for it and see if it is the processor or if it is the mobo. I don't think it's the memory (i ran Memtest 86 the weekend i got the stuff for like 20 times through over the course of 48 hours). That and right now i can't even run the memtest because the computer just shuts off before it gets through one time through the test...while it's still in DOS.

Well, those are my problems, I didn't know if anyone could pinpoint where the problem could lie and maybe save me a bit of time... I'm sorta hopeing that it's the processor (it oc'd very bad.... 2.6 GHz on 1.55 vcore when people are getting that high on stock voltage )

Ok, done venting now. If someone has any information on what the problem could be, please let me know.
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post #2 of 16
It might be the mainboard, but that's just a wild guess. What voltage is your ram at?
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Cough SUnbeam powersuply COugh
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Did you have a power outage, or do you get lots of surges? Those can destroy a PSU. Also check to make sure every power cord and all cables are plugged in all the way and in the right way. Make sure all ram is in all the way, and that all fans are working. Finally, what are your temps for the chipset, cpu and vga?
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post #5 of 16
Maybe start with the PSU. Perform a test with a voltmeter or a PSU tester.

This can be done without power to the MoBo, or having it hooked up at all. You will need to jump the PSU by connecting the pwr and the ground. Check your schematic to make sure that you have the correct pins (S/B Green and Black)
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post #6 of 16
yeah if you get your mobo up and running then its prob not the processor unless its way oced and totally unstable, if the proc was toast then youprob wouldnt make it to a bios post screen
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post #7 of 16
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ok... i'll have to find my voltmeter....i think it's at home. I haven't taken anything out of my since it all started happening... and the power here at the house is very.... bad... it goes out almost once a week (stupid circuit breaker and cheap house). I may have to buy myself one of those power units that keeps power on to the computer for an extra..5 minutes or so.

Right now, nothing is overclocked. I've been having problems with it at stock, so i don't want to oc it.

If someon could give me some ideas for better PSU's (just incase....) It'd be nice if it was modular and could do crossfire (or sli). I'll start lookin around for them also.
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and any ideas for a UPS for my computer?
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Quote:
Originally Posted by ae804
... and the power here at the house is very.... bad... it goes out almost once a week (stupid circuit breaker and cheap house). I may have to buy myself one of those power units that keeps power on to the computer for an extra..5 minutes or so.
Not good! Yes, get a line conditioner, or an UPS (most are both). A decent unit will cost $80 and up. Totally worth the expense. No need to risk your baby due to some shoddy or defunct fusebox wiring, or cheap breakers.

Is it your house? Maybe you could swap out the breaker to a higher rated amperage, so long as the line will accept the rating, and you are not introducing a fire hazard.
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Belkin Surgemaster goes for $25, it has 8 contacts. One with 6 contacts cost about $19.
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