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I'm having an issue with my computer lately. My computer will randomly decides to shut off regardless of what I'm doing, my temps are normal. Once it shuts off it will restart and attempt to boot into windows but it will eventually crash at the loading screen or right when it boots into windows. At one point before its crashed my screen flashed orange for about 5 seconds. I swapped out both my graphics cards and ram and the issue still persists. I wonder if my psu or mobo is shorting out?

Anyone idea on what's going on? a psu/mobo short, maybe my SSD or HDD is going bad. Right now I have reset all the connections and its working fine as of now, but I know it will happen again.
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Try running it in safe mode for a few hours to rule out software problems. But It sounds like a PSU issue if the computer is just going black and completely shutting off. If you have a PSU tester then slap one of those on it to check that everything is putting out the right voltage. How old is the PSU anyway?
     
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Intel 4770k MSI Z87-G45 MSI 290x Lightning Crucial M4 256 x1 
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Crucial M4 256 x 2 It's an optical drive, who cares H60 liquid cooler  Windows 7 Pro 64 bit 
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Acer H243H Westinghouse WDE LCM-17v2 Rosewill Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard... Cougar 1050w modular  
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Crucial M5 It's an optical drive... H60 Liquid Cooler Window 7 Pro 64 Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
BenQ XL2430T Acer H243H Rosewill Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard... EVGA Supernova 1000P2 
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Azza Hurrican Blue Cooler Master Xornet My desk  Some old Altech Lansing 5.1 Speakers 
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AMD FX-8150 Asus M5A99x EVO EVGA GTX 480 SLI  8gb Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 256 x 2 It's an optical drive, who cares H60 liquid cooler  Windows 7 Pro 64 bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer H243H Westinghouse WDE LCM-17v2 Rosewill Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard... Cougar 1050w modular  
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Try running it in safe mode for a few hours to rule out software problems. But It sounds like a PSU issue if the computer is just going black and completely shutting off. If you have a PSU tester then slap one of those on it to check that everything is putting out the right voltage. How old is the PSU anyway?

Not even a year old yet. I do have an extra PSU and Mobo that I'm going to swap out tomorrow. I have ran it in safe mode, but only for 30 mins.
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OCZ Agility 2 60gb SSD w/ 250gb HDD Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit Shimian 27" 2560x1440p DELL 
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Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ Agility 2 60gb SSD w/ 250gb HDD Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit Shimian 27" 2560x1440p DELL 
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Originally Posted by SGT. Peppers View Post

Not even a year old yet. I do have an extra PSU and Mobo that I'm going to swap out tomorrow. I have ran it in safe mode, but only for 30 mins.

I'm sure you know but just make sure to test one thing at a time, like PSU then mobo. Best of luck to ya.
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsHard Drive
Intel 4770k MSI Z87-G45 MSI 290x Lightning Crucial M4 256 x1 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M5 It's an optical drive... H60 Liquid Cooler Window 7 Pro 64 Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
BenQ XL2430T Acer H243H Rosewill Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard... EVGA Supernova 1000P2 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Azza Hurrican Blue Cooler Master Xornet My desk  Some old Altech Lansing 5.1 Speakers 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8150 Asus M5A99x EVO EVGA GTX 480 SLI  8gb Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 256 x 2 It's an optical drive, who cares H60 liquid cooler  Windows 7 Pro 64 bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer H243H Westinghouse WDE LCM-17v2 Rosewill Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard... Cougar 1050w modular  
CaseMouseAudio
Azza Hurrican Blue Cooler Master Xornet Some old Altec Lansing 5.1 speakers 
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsHard Drive
Intel 4770k MSI Z87-G45 MSI 290x Lightning Crucial M4 256 x1 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M5 It's an optical drive... H60 Liquid Cooler Window 7 Pro 64 Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
BenQ XL2430T Acer H243H Rosewill Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard... EVGA Supernova 1000P2 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Azza Hurrican Blue Cooler Master Xornet My desk  Some old Altech Lansing 5.1 Speakers 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8150 Asus M5A99x EVO EVGA GTX 480 SLI  8gb Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 256 x 2 It's an optical drive, who cares H60 liquid cooler  Windows 7 Pro 64 bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer H243H Westinghouse WDE LCM-17v2 Rosewill Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard... Cougar 1050w modular  
CaseMouseAudio
Azza Hurrican Blue Cooler Master Xornet Some old Altec Lansing 5.1 speakers 
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post #5 of 6
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Originally Posted by aHumanBeing View Post

I'm sure you know but just make sure to test one thing at a time, like PSU then mobo. Best of luck to ya.

Yeah I will, PSU first, then mobo if needed. Hopefully its the PSU as I still have the warranty for it.


Can anything cause the PSU to short like a wire touching it?
What's going on.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570k @ 4.2ghz ASUS P8Z77-V PRO EVGA GTX 670 2gb 8gb of DDR3 G.SKILL 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ Agility 2 60gb SSD w/ 250gb HDD Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit Shimian 27" 2560x1440p DELL 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750 watt Antec 1200 Full Tower Logitech G400 Blue colored 
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What's going on.
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CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
Core i5 3570k @ 4.2ghz ASUS P8Z77-V PRO EVGA GTX 670 2gb 8gb of DDR3 G.SKILL 
Hard DriveOSMonitorKeyboard
OCZ Agility 2 60gb SSD w/ 250gb HDD Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit Shimian 27" 2560x1440p DELL 
PowerCaseMouseMouse Pad
Corsair TX750 watt Antec 1200 Full Tower Logitech G400 Blue colored 
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post #6 of 6
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Originally Posted by SGT. Peppers View Post

Yeah I will, PSU first, then mobo if needed. Hopefully its the PSU as I still have the warranty for it.
Can anything cause the PSU to short like a wire touching it?

If a connection isn't fully made to the pins on the motherboard you can get random problems like shutting off and lock ups.
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsHard Drive
Intel 4770k MSI Z87-G45 MSI 290x Lightning Crucial M4 256 x1 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M5 It's an optical drive... H60 Liquid Cooler Window 7 Pro 64 Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
BenQ XL2430T Acer H243H Rosewill Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard... EVGA Supernova 1000P2 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Azza Hurrican Blue Cooler Master Xornet My desk  Some old Altech Lansing 5.1 Speakers 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8150 Asus M5A99x EVO EVGA GTX 480 SLI  8gb Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 256 x 2 It's an optical drive, who cares H60 liquid cooler  Windows 7 Pro 64 bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer H243H Westinghouse WDE LCM-17v2 Rosewill Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard... Cougar 1050w modular  
CaseMouseAudio
Azza Hurrican Blue Cooler Master Xornet Some old Altec Lansing 5.1 speakers 
  hide details  
Reply
     
CPUMotherboardGraphicsHard Drive
Intel 4770k MSI Z87-G45 MSI 290x Lightning Crucial M4 256 x1 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M5 It's an optical drive... H60 Liquid Cooler Window 7 Pro 64 Bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
BenQ XL2430T Acer H243H Rosewill Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard... EVGA Supernova 1000P2 
CaseMouseMouse PadAudio
Azza Hurrican Blue Cooler Master Xornet My desk  Some old Altech Lansing 5.1 Speakers 
CPUMotherboardGraphicsRAM
AMD FX-8150 Asus M5A99x EVO EVGA GTX 480 SLI  8gb Corsair XMS3 
Hard DriveOptical DriveCoolingOS
Crucial M4 256 x 2 It's an optical drive, who cares H60 liquid cooler  Windows 7 Pro 64 bit 
MonitorMonitorKeyboardPower
Acer H243H Westinghouse WDE LCM-17v2 Rosewill Illuminated Mechanical Gaming Keyboard... Cougar 1050w modular  
CaseMouseAudio
Azza Hurrican Blue Cooler Master Xornet Some old Altec Lansing 5.1 speakers 
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